Winter is Coming!!

We have had an unusually cold fall and we have an excellent head start on freezing up the ground and the lakes and rivers. The ground is frozen several inches deep and many lakes have frozen over with at least a thin layer of ice. Personally I think that we are in for a winter a lot like last year with plenty of snow.

Right now is the time to be thinking about getting ready.

The first order of business is to join a snowmobile club and get your snowmobiles registered and get your trail passes going.

In my case I am going to have two snowmobiles going this winter. I paid my membership with the Sno-Cruisers and received my membership card. I can now go to the AWSC web site (Link) and get my trail passes for $10 each with the number on my club membership card.

My cost if I just bought the two trail passes at the gas station would be $60. My way I got to join the club and support snowmobiling, and I saved $3. The more snowmobiles that you get trail passes for, the more that you save.

Out of state riders can get in on the savings too. By registering your snowmobiles in WI ($30 for 2 years) you accomplish a couple of things. First of all trail funding is based on the number of snowmobiles registered in WI. At that point you are helping the clubs and trails with extra funding. You don’t need to be a WI resident.

Next up you are eligible to get the discount trail passes by joining a club like I did. Out of state trail passes are $50 per snowmobile. By registering the snowmobiles in WI and joining a club you can save a pile of money and do a lot to support the sport.

Start by going to our membership page, printing the form out, and sending it in.

Keep in mind that you need to plan ahead. It takes time for our volunteer club secretaries to process memberships and get your card out with your secret AWSC number that entitles you to the discounted trail passes. it also takes time for the AWSC to process the trail pass applications and get the stickers out to you. Don’t wait until it snows, start today.

Helpful Links

Bear Point Sno-Cruisers Membership Page

AWSC Trail Pass Page

WI DNR Snowmobiling Trail Pass Page

WI DNR Snowmobiling Page– Registration links, Snowmobile fatality information, and rider safety classes

 

March 2019

I don’t have exact totals but we had a record year for snow in 2018-2019. I do know that Rhinelander’s record was 110″ and that it was broken. I saw that Wausaukee measured over 5′ and there were more storms to go in winter. It was an amazing winter with snow just about every other day in February.

The middle of March came and it was like someone flipped a switch. It is with great sadness that I watch the huge snowbanks melt and run down the road and the formerly glorious trails grow thin and slushy.

Winter might be done but the Sno-Cruisers are not. Here is a list of upcoming events..

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 22-24, 2019 AWSC Convention – Green Bay

April 20, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM Road Clean-up

May 18, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM

June 15, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM

June 29, 2019 Fishing Tournament – Bear Point

July 20, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 11:00 AM

July 27, 2019 Club picnic and Float – Bear Point – 2:00 PM

August 17, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM

September 21, 2019 Annual meeting – Riverside, Crivitz, 1:00 PM

October 19, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM Road Clean-up

November 16, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM

December 21, 2019 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM – Christmas Party 10:30

December 27-28, 2019 Snowmobile Safety Class

January 18, 2020 Meeting – Bear Point – 9:30 AM