Railroad Corridor Ever wonder what it takes to have a railroad corridor, with tracks still in place, ready for the snowmobile season (for those lines that allow winter use by snowmobiles that is)? Let’s start with the basics first: it is illegal to ride a snowmobile on an active railroad! End of story. NH has several year-round active railroads and at no point in time is snowmobile use along … [Read more...] about Railroads, Groomers, and Backcountry Riding
Bureau of Trails
Despite some early season snowfall and the potential for more, the NH Bureau of Trails is issuing a reminder to snowmobile riders that the majority of NH's snowmobile network does not open until mid-December. Trails Closed Until Mid-December "More than 80% of NH's public snowmobile trail network exists on private lands and most of those trail agreement do not take effect until December." says … [Read more...] about Bureau Reminds Riders Trails Aren’t Open Yet
Discussions About the Future of Snowmobiling The winter has been a bit of puzzler to everyone this year. December started the season with statewide grooming opportunities for the Christmas Holiday week, which has not been the case for many years now. The temperatures set records for lows and everyone felt the trail base would be set for the winter. January 12th then hit us with temps in the … [Read more...] about Discussing the Future of NH Snowmobiling
We are still amazed at the number of riders that have no idea where their snowmobiling registration dollars go, and that they have no idea who we, Bureau of Trails, are. Not knowing who we are is not a big deal, we are okay with being in the background to make trails happen, but not knowing where your registration fees go seems a little off. For ease I will just use the fee for a NH resident, … [Read more...] about Where Do Your NH Snowmobile Registration Dollars Go?