Last winter my friends and I had an exceptionally unique experience snowmobiling the Tian-Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan, also known as the Kyrgyz Republic. Most of you have not even heard of such a country - neither did I - not until two years ago when Dmitri(Dima) Kalinyuk sent an email inviting me over for a summer off-road/enduro trip in his country. For ten days we explored the country by … [Read more...] about Snowmobiling the Tian-Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan
After looking at Camp Sno-Mo’s wish list, Louie Perkins, of the Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club, realized the tent sites needed help and brought it to the club’s attention. They decided to take on the project and rebuild the tent platforms and grounds that the club had built 15 years ago. All of this would not be possible without the generous and ongoing support of the New Hampshire Snowmobile … [Read more...] about Camp Sno-Mo Tent Site Project
Don LeClair's lawsuit against the NHSA has been dismissed. On April 30, 2019, the Belknap County Superior Court granted judgment for the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association in a lawsuit brought by Donald LeClair, a member of Bridgewater Mountain Snowmobile Club. Don LeClair ‘s lawsuit claimed that NHSA’s 2018 amendments to its By-Laws were invalid by reason of having been adopted without … [Read more...] about Don LeClair Lawsuit Against NHSA Dismissed
In an effort to address the outdated and often dangerous habit of using countdown hand signals while snowmobiling, NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement has produced a new sign asking riders to keep both hands on the handlebars. Counting Down Does Not Add Up The countdown hand signals are hand signals where riders indicate how many riders are in their group by holding up the corresponding number of … [Read more...] about NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement Encourages Hands On Handlebars
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Law Enforcement Division is cautioning snowmobilers to stay on the trails this season. The issue of off-trail riding has been a growing problem in recent years. There have been a growing number of complaints from landowners, especially in Coos County, relating to snowmobiles riding off trail. Damaged Trees One big reason is the effect on future timber … [Read more...] about Snowmobilers: Stay on Trails or Stay Home!
The Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) released a Snowmobiling Physical Activity Health Study which demonstrates the health benefits of snowmobiling. The document includes physiological data from field testing in Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec. It also includes a literature review investigating the potential benefits that snowmobiling could have on mental health. The … [Read more...] about Snowmobiling Physical Activity Health Study