2019 Scholarship winner.

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.

2019 Riding Convention

This years convention was hosted by the Great Falls Snowmobile Club. Dinner, awards and auction held at the Elks Club. This was also the kick-off for TransMontana.

Karl Jensen Groomer of the year. Jackpine Savages

John and Sharon Virgin, Snowmobile Family of the Year
Great Falls Snowmobile Club

ACSA DC Fly-in

Montana Snowmobile Association was happy to participate in the annual snowmobile Fly-in in Washington DC , April 22 thru 25th.

This was our 18th trek to Washington to Tell the Truth About Snowmobiling.

Our first day was spent attending our Western Chapter meeting, and the ACSA board meeting.  The next day we had a great day filled with speakers.  We were pleased to listen to Chief Tom Tidwell of the Forest Service, our friend and partner Christopher Douwes of the Federal Highway Administration, and other important agencies.  Our third day was our day on Capitol Hill.  We had meetings with Steve Daines personally, and staff from Jon Tester’s office, dropped an information packet at the office vacated by Ryan Zinke.

We are reminded each year how important our visits are.  We must stay in front of these people with our concerns for access. Christine Jourdain South Dakato Boys Tom Tidwell Christopher Douwes Crew at Tester’s office Cliff, Scott and Jason   Montana Coffee  Our guys, working together.

Annual Riding Convention and Banquet

Jason Howell and Scott Herzog

Jason Howell and Mary Herzog

Ron Albee and Jason Howell

Snow FUN

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

Membership renewal

Fellow Snowmobiler:

It’s that time of year again!  A new season is beginning.  Get your membership with Montana Snowmobile Association.  MSA works for recreation in Montana-especially SNOWMOBILING!  Your membership with MSA helps to ensure that we have a stronger voice in working to keep our areas open for public access and that we continue to work for effective legislation promoting safe snowmobiling while encouraging family fun!

As you know, we are facing difficult issues.  This year proves to be another important legislative year.  We are in close contact with our State and also our National officials.  MSA’s continues growth helps us continue working to safeguard snowmobiling for the future.

Click on our member link to sign up.

International Snowmobile Congress

International Snowmobile Congress



Montana Snowmobile Association had a nice delegation of board members attend the International Snowmobile Congress in Rapid City the first week of June.  Some of the highlights were:

  • Chapter meetings and updates on access lawsuits
  • Workshops on increasing membership, groomer updates, connecting with local media.
  • An update on the industry from Ed Klim .


Avalanche training

Avalanche training

Training sponcered by Skidoo and presented by Addictive Power Sports.Time will be 6:00 PM This is no cost but advance registeration is requested. Addictive Power Sports, 200 57th St N. Great Falls. Phone 406 761 0303

New trail stickers

The new trail stickers go on sale, all sleds, snow bikes and fat tired bicycles will be required to have one attached. Cost is $ 18.00 with $ 15.00 going to the grooming program, $ 2.00 going to the selling retailer and $ 1.00 to enforcement. The fine for not displaying the decal is $ 100.00. You can bet that enforcement will be in all parking lots!!! Any questions, see the explanation under the calendar section.