In the fall issue of the Sno-Traveler I was happy to read that three clubs jointly won the Club of the Year award at the NHSA Annual Meeting for their cooperative efforts. Congratulations to those clubs. This is not a new concept but certainly one that should be practiced more often. I was fortunate to be part of a similar experience back in the early 90s. I grew up in the Lincoln-Woodstock … [Read more...] about Working Together For Better Snowmobile Trails: Part II
The annual NH free snowmobile weekend, in which snowmobiles registered in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire could ride in any of those three states, has come to an abrupt halt due to last minute changes by administrators in VT and ME, which were not communicated to NH. History of Tri-State Reciprocity Through the efforts and hard work of several people here in NH, to include Chris Gamache, Gail … [Read more...] about What Happened to NH Free Snowmobile Weekend?
In an effort to address the outdated and often dangerous habit of using countdown hand signals while snowmobiling, NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement has produced a new sign asking riders to keep both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
As the snow dust settles on 2018 we take a look back on some of the top snowmobile stories of 2018. These are the sledding stories at NHSA.com that got the most eyeballs and continue to get hits on a regular basis. Here are the top 10 in order, starting with the most popular. We wish all our members and loyal readers a safe and successful New … [Read more...] about Top Snowmobile Stories of 2018