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Washington State Snowmobile Association

Upcoming Events

Spokane Winter Knights Snow
& ATV Show
Date:  November 12th, 2022
Location: Spokane Fairgrounds

Awesome show in the eastern part
of the state.  WSSA will be there!

WSSA Meeting

Date:  November 15th, 2022
Location:  Zoom Meeting, 7:00-8:30pm

Find out how the WSSA Snow Show went and new info on the upcoming snowmobile season.  Zoom log-on info available on request.

Bavarian Boondockers Snowfest
Date:  November 19th, 2022
Location: Festhalle in Leavenworth

Snowfest 10 is coming and WSSA will be there to help spread the excitement of the upcoming snowmobile season!


WSSA Meeting
Date:  January 12th, 2023  
Location: Zoom Meeting, 7:00-8:30pm

Now that the snow is falling, find out what is happening and what WSSA is working on. Zoom log-on info available on request.

WSSA Westside Ride
Date:  January 21th, 2023  
Location: Glacier (Mt. Baker Region)

Hosted by the Whatcom County Snowmobile Club.  A chance to meet and ride with WSSA leadership on the west side of the state.

WSSA Winter Rendezvous
Date:  February 17th-20th, 2023  
Location: Yakima
Guided rides.  Leaders for family-
friendly, mid-level trail/off-trail and
again for the extreme; we'll have a
ride for you!  Meals and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.  Legal Action auction and announcement of
Legal Action Fund raffle prize. Watch the WSSA Facebook page and Snoflyer for further details as we get closer to the event.


WSSA Budget Meeting
Date:  March 11th, 2023  
Location: Lake Wenatchee Rec Club

Help set WSSA's budget for the 2023/2024 season.  Snow permitting, we are planning on having a ride or two in conjunction with this meeting.

International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 7th-June 10th, 2023   
Location: Moline, IL

Visit friends... or make new friends...
from around the country and learn
about snowmobiling in other states, provinces and European countries.
Visit
 www.snowmobilers.org/isc for details.


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NOVEMBER SNOFLYER (Nov '22) -   Click here for the November issue.  Looking for the page-flipper version? Click here.         
 
SNOW NORTHWEST - THE LATEST VERSION OF WASHINGTON HOMETOWNS SNOWMOBILE TRAIL APP - AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID & IPHONE! (Jan '22) - Washington Hometown has just released Snow NorthWest, a huge expansion of our winter recreation web maps and apps for Apple and Android. Snow NorthWest covers a larger geographic area (the whole Pacific Northwest) and has more types of activities including snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snow-play areas, and businesses.
    More areas can be downloaded for offline navigation. There are now 19 downloadable regions covering all types of snow recreation. Download one or more regions before you hit the trail and enjoy peace of mind. No more worries about cell towers or smartphone connections on the trail.
    New colors and styles make it easier to find the right trail for you. Winter trails now have a black halo so they stand out better. Snowmobile trails are orange so they cannot be confused with closed areas and trails. Ungroomed trails use the same colors with hash marks. Recreation land is coded to help you understand the rules; green (snowmobiles allowed off-trail or use unknown), light yellow (snowmobiles must stay on roads or trails), dark yellow (snowmobiles must stay on groomed trails), light red (non-motorized area), and deep red (the area is closed to all uses including fire closures.
    Be sure to check out the other recreation map and app offerings from Washington Hometown by clicking here.  
HELP SPREAD THE WORD TO THE TRACKED ATV/UTV COMMUNITY 
(Nov '21) -   Step one was creating a path for the tracked ATV/UTV community to legally use our groomed trails.  Step two is helping educate them on what they need to do to be legal and how to better interact with their fellow snowmobilers.  WSSA has created a one-page sheet with pertinent information.  We'd like to see these posted in sno-parks, warming huts, at dealers, and anywhere else you think they might be useful.  In time we hope to have laminated copies available, but for now, we encourage you to download the PDF and print as many as you need.  Click here for the 'Got Tracks' info sheet.     
   

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.

 

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". 









Grooming Reports from WA State Parks
ISMA (International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association)


Blue Ribbon Coalition