By:  Josh Hansen, Uintah Basin Grooming Complex Manager Most people do not associate snowmobiling with the east end of the Uinta Mountains. Rest assured there are more than enough opportunities to explore fresh powder on the east end of the North and South Slopes of the Uinta’s. In fact, you may need to pack an extra gas can, or two, if you want to see everything in this out of the way hidden gem! , or two,
by International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newly released economic data on the national and, for the first time ever, state levels reinforce what the outdoor recreation industry has long believed: Outdoor recreation is a powerful driver of national and local economies and it is growing faster than the U.S. economy as a whole.This is the second consecutive year that the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has released
by International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association Haslett, MI, September 17, 2019: The snowmobile manufacturers are looking forward to a strong sales year and great snowmobiling. New products at spring shows had a warm acceptance and advanced showings and open houses are touting excellent crowd interest and deposits on new sleds. This winter promises abundant reasonably priced fuel matched with a snowy winter, supported by the Farmers Almanac for the snow belt across North America. According to most weather forecasts,

President’s Welcome Message for 2019-2020 Season

Posted on October 10, 2019
Category: Snow Utah
I’m not sure what is in the air, but last season was the never ending season of all seasons and no I’m not just talking about riding. There is so much talk about sledding, my mind has never stopped and changed into summer mode. And yes, I did ride my snowmobile all summer. I want to give you an update on what’s going on in the association this year. We said our goodbyes to Russ
by Bob Stockwell September is the perfect time to start prepping for the upcoming snowmobile season.  Checking your equipment, going through your machine, starting to practice the snow dance. It’s also time for the State to start preparing for trail grooming. On Saturday, September 14, the Utah Snowmobile Association will be working with the Utah State Division of Natural Resources (DNR) to start marking the trail system at Strawberry. A new trail spur will be added to the

USA Kid’s Day at Monte Cristo

Posted on March 23, 2019
Category: Snow Utah
By Ben HancockWe have seen in the last decade that snowmobiling has moved from being a family sport to being a sport that is more done with just dad or mom going out and riding, and kids stay home. To help bring the family back into the sport, we are having a Kid’s day coming up on 23 March 2019. Our goal is to help get families involved in snowmobiling. This is going to be a
By Bob Stockwell, Salt Lake Valley Snowmobile Club President Riding in the West provides incredible experiences. The mountains that we like to call our snowmobile homes are epic, rising thousands of feet and capturing snowfalls that, during great years, are measured in double-digit feet totals. The combination of altitude, slopes, and snow that make the Western part of North American such an incredible place to ride also unite to make it an incredibly dangerous place
By Andy Nassetta and Craig Gordon from the Utah Avalanche Center The 2018-19 winter is best remembered for the abundance of snow and consistently stormy weather, making headline news throughout the west… and for a good reason. It’s an epic winter in nearly every snowbelt community on the west coast. Unfortunately, avalanche accidents eclipse the good news of deep riding and fist bumps at the trailhead and this seasons avalanche fatalities hit close to home

How Quick Pits Improve Decision-Making

Posted on January 17, 2019
There are lots of ways to dig snow pits. They don’t have to be hours long endeavors. Instead they can be a quick, 5-10 minute exercises. Consider digging a “quick pit”. The point is not to find all the answers but to improve our decision-making.  Last week I was riding snow bikes on the Manti-Skyline. We climbed up Pleasant Creek where the settled powder was perfect for bikes. Our excitement grew for the great riding

USA Poker Run

Posted on January 14, 2019
Category: Snow Utah
The 4thannual Utah Snowmobile Association fundraiser poker ride, raffle, live auction, and dinner at Strawberry Bay Marina will be Saturday, January 26th, 2019. This is a family friendly event open to everyone. When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 Where: Strawberry Bay Marina Time: Registration starts at 9:00 A.M. Prizes: Poker Hands:            1St $300.00 2nd $200.00 3rd $100.00 Worst hand $50.00 Raffle Prizes: We have some awesome raffle and live auction items such as: Overnight stays at Daniel Summit, Ruby’s Inn, Hayhurst

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