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Well we got to have a few more rides, but once again it's melting, so that means ALL TRAILS HAVE BEEN CLOSED. Probably for the final time this season... All in all it was an ok year, and we can always look forward to next year, right!!!!
Thanks to all that helped to get the trails rolling and maintaining them through out this erratic season. Now on to clean up... have to go collect all those signs and put them away for next year.
A big present of the white stuff is what this week was! Both groomers are giv'ner and most trails will get done by later this afternoon pending no issues.
Remember to ride with caution as that was a big dump of snow that could have hid some hazards. Hopefully we can get some riding in before the crazy weather fluctuates again... Thursday +6??? Whattttttt....
Well we got notice that the Vintage is done for this year, due to lack of snow... and Mother Nature dumps snow on us! Other than all the roads closed and the crazy winds... looks nice! We might be able to get out on our sleds again!
It's been a sad winter for sledding and this weekend's weather has not made it any better. There are a lot of bare fields out there... trails are barely holding up! WE NEED SNOW
If you are riding, do so with caution! There are many ditches with no snow and icy spots. Travel at an appropriate speed for trail conditions.
We received many compliments on our trail system and a big kudos to our groomer operators. Have a look at the video recap. Thank you to Kevin Penner for providing the recap.
A beautiful new snow cover,
both groomers out cruz'n...
It's like we special ordered a perfect weekend to host the
Sled for Eternity ride!
It's not too late to get in on it.
Everyone else have a fun-filled safe riding weekend! With this beautiful weather, there will be many sleds out, please remember to take it easy.
To help plan your weekend route, check out the Sled for Eternity ride flow of traffic.
Groomers will be out in full force this week to have the trails in nice shape for our guest that are here this weekend. If you would like to join the ride you can register on the Swan River Teen Challenge website.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to pledge a good cause then you can check out the fundraisers list and support someone.
If you are out and about on the trails this weekend please be aware that the ride is taking place in several areas and be on the lookout for increased sled traffic.
Keep safe out there!
Well unfortunately we have some people that don't appreciated what it takes to operate a successfully snowmobile club and trail system... Some one has decided to steal the led light strips, bulbs and propane tank from the Benito shack!
So if anyone hears anything we would appreciate you letting us know!
Contact any club member. Or if it was you... RETURN the STUFF! Thanks.
Well we got some white stuff!!! Yay! So now we just have to get the rest of the trails open. If you have any interest in volunteering for the club... now's the time. Even a few hours helping stake trails will make a difference.
Check the SnoMan site for which trails are open. Of the ones open, only Benito area trails (2, 508, 509, 510-part) were groomed this week. Also, it was windy on Thursday, so use caution on the open areas, there could be drifting.
We have a few flakes coming down but it seems to be melting faster than it hits the ground. In spite of the warm weather, we have managed to get a few trails open! Check out the SnoMan site for details on which ones are open.
Use caution, snow conditions are not optimum. There are some bare spots and rough areas.
Darn cold windy weather not letting the snow come!! A Colorado Low and an Alberta clipper in December, but still not much snow for us... what's going on???
Hopefully we get a good dump of that white stuff so we can get trails open.
If you have nothing happening today, head over to the Swan Valley Museum for a burger and check out some new sleds. Also browse through the used parts/gear that locals have at their tables.
Supposed to get a little of that white stuff at the end of the week... time to get thinking about that sled!
Need parts, have some spare ones lying around? We have a solution for you! We are hosting the 1st Annual Snowmobile Show and Swap Meet at the museum on November 19th.