by Ben Hancock
December 7th from 10:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. at Soldier Hollow
This year’s Kids Day is going to be even better than last year. Last year we had so much fun, learning about safety, fun activities, and avalanche safety. We are going to learn the same things this year, but we have some new tools and sponsors to help us. Like last year, we are still focusing on education, safety, and fun. We will have a special guest Santa will be coming to talk with the kids. We will have more crafts, games and lots of snowmobiles. The candy canon will also be back with lots of prizes.
Who should come to this event? Everyone! Your family doesn’t need to be an avid snowmobilers to come. Anyone wanting to recreate outside in the winter should come and learn how to be comfortable and safe in the wonderful outdoors.
See you at Kids Day!
by Bob Stockwell
The Salt Lake Valley Snowmobile Club ride and events schedule for the coming year kicks off in January, with the club’s free avalanche safety training class on Jan. 4. This training is FREE to current club members and will be a full day of classroom instruction, outdoor practice, and fieldwork scenarios with riding involved. You must RSVP for this class session, and registration is limited to the first 24 who respond. The location will be confirmed in the coming weeks, and likely will be out of the Mirror Lake Highway trailhead. Please send your RSVP via email to email@example.com by Dec. 15, 2019.
1/4 – SLVSC Avalanche Training Class, 9 am (RSVP required)
1/11 – Mirror Lake Highway/Soapstone Trailhead
1/25 – Utah Snowmobile Association “Rally in Strawberry Valley”
2/7-2/8 – Annual Away Ride: Alpine, Wyoming
2/8 – Local Ride: Nobletts Trailhead (for those not going on annual trip)
2/22 – Mirror Lake Highway/Soapstone Trailhead
3/7 – Family Ride: Location TBC
3/21 – Mirror Lake Highway/Soapstone Trailhead
4/4 – Beaver Mountain Hillclimbs (volunteer opportunity)
4/11 – Where there’s snow
For all club rides, we do equipment check at 8:30 am, leave the trailhead at 9 am, unless otherwise noted.
If you haven’t renewed your membership for the 2020 season, please visit the new registration and payment portal through the Utah Snowmobile Association website: https://form.jotform.com/92468847936174
Follow the latest club activities by joining the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slvsnow
by Kennon Jeppson (President Top of Utah Snowmobile Club)
Earlier this season, Egan Basin warming hut was going to be closed for the winter, due to vandalism and people not cleaning up after themselves. (Clean up your beer cans!) The actions of a few almost ruined a good thing for everyone. Thanks to Kory argyle that went to bat for everybody, this has been changed. Kory is the outgoing president of the Franklin County Highmarkers out of Preston Idaho.
We have worked out a deal with the US Forest Service to keep Egan Basin open for the next season! This is contingent on a few things:
- We pick up after ourselves and others who litter.
- We keep an eye out for vandalism and report it to the Forest Service.
- We as joint clubs help to repair, paint, and re-floor any wear and tear caused by snowmobilers.
- We as clubs will be responsible to chop firewood for the hut. Wood will be provided, but an ax will not be left at the site due to vandalism caused by the ax last year. So we need to get a schedule to make sure this is done.
- Remember this building is a rental unit and is provided as a courtesy, none of your registration or taxes go to the maintenance of this or any other provided properties. This is a privilege, not a right. This can and will be taken away!!
Please remember to play nice with the Forest Service they really are a great group of guys who enjoy snowmobiling as much as we do! Help us keep this site open!!
Any questions that need answering please contact Kenon Jepson, and I can be the point of contact in this matter.
Hopefully you are making plans to attend the show this weekend at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, Utah on Friday and Saturday. Come find us and check out our new Mobile Classroom! The association has received a grant to teach avalanche education from the Recreation Trails Program fund (RTP) partnered with The Utah Department of Natural Resources and Utah State Parks Program.
The show will be represented by all the manufacturers and the latest in technology for gear will be available for purchase. Come see old friends and plan to make some more. Band together as the association continues to grow. Since we changed our focus to “Educating Utah’s Snowmobile Family”, we have seen a rise in memberships and participation on the board. This has brought on some new tasks and a rejuvenation to past and present tasks alike. We are forming many new partnerships with sponsors, local businesses, new clubs, and industry professionals.