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
Those of you who know me, know how important family is in my life. You also know how passionate I am about the sport of snowmobiling. The opportunity to spend time snowmobiling with family and friends is a combination of all the best things in life. Snowmobiling and exploring our local and state trail system during winter provides memories that last forever. Absolutely priceless. Quality … [Read more...] about Work Together For Better Snowmobile 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." … [Read more...] about Bureau Reminds Riders Trails Aren’t Open Yet
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has aided trail construction and maintenance projects and programs nationwide since 1991. Created through landmark surface transportation legislation, RTP reflected Congressional belief that federal gas taxes paid on motor fuel used in motorized non-highway recreational activities should be used to benefit those paying the tax as well as other users of … [Read more...] about Senators Introduce RTP Full Funding Act
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
Shortly after the first snowflake makes landfall the NHSA office is often peppered with two particular questions: “Why aren’t the snowmobile trails open?” and “Why aren’t the trails groomed?” Everyone is itching to ride. Me too! Why Aren’t The Snowmobile Trails Open? Why is it so complicated to get the trails opened at times? Storms can wreak trail havoc. It can take every ounce of club … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t The Snowmobile Trails Open?