Flathead Snowmobile Association is
hosting this year.
We will have a combined event MSA’s Annual Riding Convention and Awards along with the Trans-Montana Charity Ride auction for NAMI. For information on our Trans-Montana Charity ride go to: www.trans-montana.org
Check out NAMI’s website for all the great work that they are doing. http://www.namimt.org/
January 30, 2021
County Fairgrounds, Kalispell
Jan 29 (Friday):
TMR Riders Arrive in Kalispell (2 nights)!
– Meet and Greet
– 5PM MSA Board Meeting (all members welcome)
– 6PM Drinks and hors d oeuvres in the Vendor Display Area (come see all the latest gear)
– 7PM Keynote Speaker: Flathead Avalanche Center
Jan 30 (Saturday):
TMR Day 1 & MSA Ride
– Ride the Flathead Area guided by the Flathead Snowmobile Club
– TMR and MSA Banquet & Awards Ceremony
– Silent Auction
– Live Auction
– Stay in Kalispell (2nd night)
Jan 31 (Sunday):
TMR Day 2
– Ride the Seeley Lake area guided by the Seeley Lake Driftriders
– Travel to Lolo Hot Springs resort for the night
Feb 1 (Monday):
TMR Day 3
– Ride the Lolo area guided by the Missoula Snowmobile Club
– Travel to Wisdom for the night
Feb 2 (Tuesday):
TMR Day 4
– Ride the Wisdom area Guided by the Big Hole Snowmobile Club
– Travel to Dillon for the night
Feb 3 (Wednesday):
TMR Day 5
– Ride the Dillon area guided by the Dillon Snowmobile Club
– Travel to Ennis for the night
Feb 4 (Thursday):
TMR Day 6
– Short morning drive down to West Fork and Ride with the Virginia City Club
– Drive to West Yellowstone for the night
– Rider Award Banquet and Awards hosted by the Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
Feb 5 (Friday):
TMR Ride is over – Time to head home (or stay and ride more!)
Note: Schedule is subject to change and dependent on weather and snow conditions.
Facts About Snowmobiling – 2019
Haslett, MI, September 26, 2019: As we begin the 2019-20 snowmobiling
season, we thought you may be interested in the following facts while you are preparing to
go ride this season:
- Snowmobilers come in all ages. The average snowmobiler however, is 45 years old.
- The average snowmobile snowmobiler last season rode 1,500 miles / 2,414 kilometers ( a
20% increase in ridership compared to 2018.) The number of miles ridden, on average, is
dependent on snow cover, so we will see if Mother Nature brings us more days of snow for
riding this season.
- Many snowmobilers belong to a club and participate in many of their club’s events. Clubs
hold great riding events, great parties, and are made up of wonderful people that become
great friends. Join a club and have a great time!!!
- About 50% of the people that snowmobile, trailer their snowmobile to their riding area. The
other 50% ride from their home or cabin.
- Snowmobiling is a family friendly activity. Most of all those responding to surveys report that
they snowmobile with family and with friends and with club members.
- Snowmobilers are outdoor recreationists all year around. Following is a list of recreational
activities that snowmobilers participate in when they aren’t out riding:
60% go ATV Riding
57% go Camping
54% go Fishing
53% go Boating
Page 2 Facts About Snowmobiling – 2019
38% go Hunting
35% go Hiking
32% go Motorcycle Riding
26% go Golfing
17% go Personal Watercraft Riding
15% go Downhill Skiing
15% do other recreational Activities
Yes, we are a year around active group!
- Approximately 79% of the snowmobilers are male.
- Snowmobilers are a big part of the winter economic engine by spending an average of
$3349 each year going snowmobiling, traveling to their snowmobiling spot, and food,
gas, and lodging. In many places of North America, snowmobilers pay the bills for
people involved in the Winter Tourism Industries and related businesses.
- To help snowmobilers promote their sport, the snowmobile manufacturers have created
a number of supporting communication tools.
a. We have created a Dropbox where interested individuals can access the most
current family friendly snowmobile photos. (Just click on this link:
Pa?dl=0 ) We encourage people to use these photos in the development of trail
maps, advertising pieces, or just flyers supporting a snowmobiling activity. The photos are free and can be used in promoting recreation family snowmobiling. b. Also, ISMA has created a Facebook page www.Facebook.com/GoSnowmobiling . If you are on Facebook and want to see snowmobiling posts, please FOLLOW our page. You can also share your snowmobiling pictures, events, etc. on our page and they will be viewed by followers from around the world! c. We have two websites: www.snowmobile.org and www.gosnowmobiling.org that contain a lot of information, links, downloadable materials, etc. to help support you and educate you on key issues related to snowmobiling and help you better know the activities going on. Our websites are connected to other websites around the world including all of the United States and Canadian State and Provincial Snowmobile Associations which contain all of the local information that you may need.
- The winter outlook is looking good for snowmobiling and we are looking forward to a great season! # # #
We are pleased to announce our scholarship winner for this year is Shyla Evig from Billings.
She was born and raised in Billings, MT. Graduated highschool at Billings Senior High School in 2018. Shyla is continuing her education at Montana State University Billings. She is majoring in Dental Hygiene with the intention of working in pediatric dentistry.
She currently works as a preventative dental assistant at Pediatric Dental Specialists in Billings. Her job consists of consulting with patients and their parents, taking x-rays, performing cleanings, and coding insurances.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, jeeping, snowmobiling, and relaxing at their family cabin. Sixth months after she was born they strapped her in a car seat and took her hunting at the cabin in Checkerboard, MT. At age six she began driving my own snowmobile.
Having experienced the outdoors from a young age she has developed an appreciation for snowmobiles. Not only has she gained an appreciation for the outdoors, but also for a unified family that enjoys them together.
The annual snowmobile meetings will take place the weekend of June 29-30, 2018, at Wingate By Wyndham, 2007 N.Oakes St., in Helena.
Friday Night (June 29th):
The Snowmobile Advisory Committee will hold a working meeting at the Wingate, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Committee members will review and discuss various aspects of this year’s snowmobile grant applications. The public is welcome to attend.
Saturday (June 30th):
The Snowmobile Advisory Committee will hold its all-day “appropriations” meeting at The Wingate. Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Each Snowmobile Club will have the opportunity to give its annual report to the committee. Clubs are encouraged to keep their remarks to three or four minutes each as there are 26 clubs that must report. The public is welcome to attend and the meeting is expected to adjourn at 2:30 or 3:00PM. Lunch will be provided free of charge.
Saturday: (June 30th):
The Montana Snowmobile Association (MSA) will hold a Board of Directors Meeting immediately following the Appropriation Meeting at Wingate, beginning at 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. Typically, this meeting lasts 2.5 hrs. The public and Snowmobile Clubs are encouraged to attend.
Rooms Being Held:
The Wingate will hold a block of rooms at the Government rate. Please get them reserved early to take advantage of the reduced rate and availability.
Wingate By Wyndham: 2007 N. Oakes St.
Helena, Montana 59601
Toll Free: 866-300-7100
Regarding the bill introduced by Senator Steve Daines to repeal Wilderness Study Act.
“On behalf of the Montana Snowmobile Association and the 30- plus grassroots clubs we represent across the State of Montana, we are excited to see Senator Daines’ bill move forward through the legislative process. This has been decades in the making and just goes to show how the politics in Washington D. C. can cripple Montanans from recreating and enjoying our public lands. After 35 years, its finally time for Congress to release these areas that are not suitable for wilderness so there are less restrictions and we can increase access to our public lands.”
Montana Snowmobile Assocation
Jason Howell and Scott Herzog
Jason Howell and Mary Herzog
Ron Albee and Jason Howell
Cliff and Connie Walter, Mary Herzog
The Montana Snowmobile Association held their annual ride and banquet in Great Falls February 3rd and 4th. The Great Falls Snowmobile Club hosted.
We had a great ride in the Kings Hill area on Saturday. There were 3 separate groups, heading out in different directions. Each group found some deep snow and had a fun ride. In the afternoon we all met at the grooming shed for a wonderful chili feed, also put on by the Great Falls Snowmobile Club.
Awards were presented at the banquet.
Scott and Mary Herzog were presented awards for the many years of dedication to our sport.
- Snowmobile Club of the year- Missoula Snowgoers
- Snowmobiler of the year- Ron Albee- Lewistown
- Dealer of the year- Missoula Arctic Cat
- Groomer of the year Allen Mikkelson- Little Belt Club
- Snowmobile Family of the year- Cliff and Connie Walter
Join hosts Great Falls Snowmobile Club for the MSA Annual Riding Convention on Februaru 3rd and 4th. Click here for full details
Attention all Clubs, Directors, and Members
- Board Meeting
- December 3rd 4 pm
- MACO Building, 2717 Skyway Drive, Helena, Mt