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NOTICE: Nominations for the following Officers Close January 15.
President: (1 Year term),
Vice President: (1 Year Term),
Treasurer: (2 Year Term), and
Recording: Secretary (2 Year Term).
Contact Jim Kingman for details, Jim.Kingman@wssa.us or 509-698-3658. On-line voting will open January 18. Results will be announced February 16th.
WASHINGTON SNOWMOBILE TRAIL MAP APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID & IPHONE! (Jan '19)
Snowmobile WA offers enthusiasts the information they need to hit the trail. Heading to an area without cell service, you can download data for a region so you can use the maps off-line. The app shows trails, trailheads, places to ride, and select businesses that cater to snowmobilers. Trails include groomed routes that make up the Washington Sno-Park system, other roads popular with snowmobile clubs, and connected trails in Priest Lake Idaho and the Tollgate area of the Umatilla National Forest in Oregon. Click on a trailhead to learn what pass is required along with information about facilities and parking. The public lands background tells you where you can ride off trail, where you have stay on designated trails, and where snowmobiles are not allowed so you can have fun and stay legal. Each trail and trailhead also links to the appropriate avalanche forecast so you can check conditions before you head out. Click here for helpful app use info.
UPCOMING ON-THE-SNOW CLUB EVENTS (Jan '19)
All events snow permitting and be sure to contact the club/association sponsoring the events for updated, detailed information as changes may occur.
- Cascade Drift Skippers/Northwest Glacier Cruisers HWY 20 Ride
- Bavarian Boondockers Club Ride from Eagle Creek Sno-Park
- PNWVSC Vintage Ride at Lake Wenatchee
- PNWVSC Vintage Meet at Lolo Hot Springs Resort, MT
- Junco Charity on the Snow event at Orr Creek Sno-Park
- Lake Chelan Snowmobile Clubs Drag Races, Manson
- Yakima Ski-Benders Snofest at Little Naches
- WSSA Winter Rendezvous at Hill's Resort, Priest Lake, ID
- NWGC Mt. Baker Shoot Out
Would your club like to run an ad for an upcoming event in the Snoflyer? Club rates are cheap - almost giving them
away! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
NOTICE OF FINAL DETERMINATION FOR TEANAWAY COMMUNITY FOREST RECREATION PLAN (Nov '18)
- Click here
to view the Notice of Final Determination for Teanaway Community Forest Recreation Plan. Among other things, the document contains comments submitted and the DNR's responses to them.
2018 WSSA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED (Feb '18) - The annual award winners were announced at Winter Rendezvous in Omak over Presidents' Day weekend. Congratulations to the following individuals and groups:
-Snowmobiler of the Year - Mike and Liz Van Amburg
-Snowmobile Club President of the Year - Tom Shields (Northwest Glacier Cruisers)
-Snowmobile Club of the Year - Northwest Glacier Cruisers
-Groomer of the Year - Ron Lind, R & R Grooming, Central Cascades
IS YOUR SNOWMOBILE CLUB THRIVING? (Dec '17)
- At the November WSSA Leadership Meeting, Jon Ferrian
, WSSA's Safety Chair/NWAC
Board member/member of multiple clubs, presented a PowerPoint
presentation on building and maintaining a thriving club. Check it out and see if there are ideas in it for you. (Do you have something to add?If so, let us know!) Click here for the presentation.
OSV DESIGNATIONS ON NATIONAL FORESTS (Dec '17)
- It's coming! The Forest Service has been directed to complete travel plans for over-snow vehicles (OSV
). This process will require diligence on the part of snowmobilers to ensure we don't lose any important trails or riding areas. While it hasn't started in ernest here in WA, it has in CA. Check out this letter sent to the Lassen
National Forest by the BlueRibbon
Coalition. Issues pertaining to the Pacific Crest Trail are relevant here. Read the letter here.
AIL INSURANCE CONVERSION OFFER (Aug '17)
- For many years AIL (American Income Life) has provided WSSA
members with a free accidental death and dismemberment group policy. AIL has now terminated this free insurance, but is offering our members an option to convert to an individual policy. (Coverage is $4,000 and the annual premium will be $4.) If you are interested in taking advantage of this conversion, please download the AIL letter (click here
), fill it out, and mail to AIL.
NATURE CONSERVANCY LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN RELEASED (Dec '15)
- Of interest to snowmobilers is an article from the Ellensburg
Daily Record regarding the Management Plan for the Nature Conservancy lands purchased last year. It's good news for snowmobilers and other motorized recreationists
. (Remember though this is privately-owned land and our good stewardship must continue!) Check it out here
WSSA MEMBERSHIP BRINGS DISCOUNT FOR LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK (Nov '16)
- UPDATED! Northwest MedStar is now Life Flight Network.
Seconds count when a critically ill or injured patient needs specialized medical attention, and so does the medical team caring for you. From bases all over the Northwest, Life Flight Network safely transports thousands of patients each year in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana, Northern Nevada and Northern California. Life Flight Network, a non-profit organization, is the region's premier critical care transport service dedicated to the safe, compassionate care for thousands of critically ill or injured patients each year through helicopter, fixed wing and ground-based transports to health care facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The price is $45 a year, or $225 for five; a bargain if you ever need this emergency service. Click here
for the WSSA
/Life Flight Network membership application. Visit www.lifeflight.org
for the details of this life-saving insurance.
LOOKING FOR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND ACCESS INFORMATION? (Jun '14)
- The Snowmobile Safety and Access Information Center is provided by the American Council of Snowmobile Associations in fulfillment of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA
) to support snowmobile safety and access training and product development. Your one stop shop; click here
to visit www.snowmobileinfo.org!
WSSA IS ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM & TWITTER (Jan '10)
- Search "Washington State Snowmobile Association" on Facebook and become a fan! We are "wssa.us" on Instagram. Check us on Twiter
too at "wssaus