HAPPY SNOW! KEEP UP THE SNOW DANCE!!
Spending time outdoors refreshes the soul!I hope all of you have taken the time to get outdoors. The snow has been beautiful. Dealers have been swamped with requests for outdoor equipment. PSSA has received many calls from out-of-state riders. They want to ride in Pennsylvania. Contact your state and local officials and ask them to provide more funding for outdoor recreation.
It is important that clubs keep their club information up-to-date. Send changes to Kathy Woolever.
Snowmobilers want to know the location of trails, maps, snow conditions, parking, eating, club membership etc. Please check your website for this information. Consider adding it if you do not have it. This is one way to increase your membership and help the local economy.
Looking for trail/club information?
Visit: www.pasnow.org and our Facebook – www.facebook.com/pasnow
On the website go to the DIRECTORY TAB across the top on the HOME page. Click on “Pennsylvania Snowmobile Clubs” on the drop down menu. A map of PA appears. Click on the area you have an interest in riding. Club information populates below the map. It may help to check with the club whose trails you are going to ride before you go on that ride.
- Trails on state land: www.dcnr.pa.gov/Recreation
- Allegheny National Forest (ANF) trails: : www.fs.usda.gov
- Pennsylvania has many Reciprocal agreements with many states except New York. Check with your state if you are from out of state. PA has a Registration Fee but no Trail Permit. Contact the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) at: www.dcnr.pa.gov/Recreation or call 717-783-7941 for further information.
Don’t forget to Join a club and join PSSA.
I have not heard of problems with plowed roads lately. One club met with the people involved and worked on a common solution. Small rural areas depend on revenue from logging and gas drilling to meet their budgets. We need to do all we can to be cooperating partners. Problems in state parks and forests contact: Troy Withers: email@example.com . Problems on private land: Contact the local club. Contact information is on their websites found in Directories Tab on the PSSA website. In addition call the local elected officials. This plowing activity hurts the local economy.
All illegal riding should be reported to the local State Police.
The Survey information is on our website at: pasnow.org Take time to read it.
Thanks again to the Survey Committee for their hard and laborious work. I am sure PSSA will be the better for it.
How can you help?
- Clubs please update your contact information.
- Don’t forget to Join a club and join PSSA.
- You can help PSSA by asking Businesses to give a 10% discount to PSSA members. This discount can help reduce the bill significantly for those who take weekend trips / buy accessories. Contact Arline LaTourette (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- PSSA is in need of several Regional/Assistant Directors. Regional/Assistant Directors are our voice in their area and represent the clubs. Directors/Assistants are needed for Region Six – Carbon County area, Region Seven – Potter and Tioga County area and Region Ten – Clinton County area. Contact Rich Hayes, Vice-President (email@example.com) or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested or know of someone who would be a help to the clubs in the area and PSSA. Your help is appreciated.
- It is always a great time to donate to your organization PSSA. Contact the Palmyra office for details.
PSSA received word today that the Underwriter for PSSA trails will no longer handle our insurance needs as of May 1, 2021. We will look for another Insurance Company to service our needs.
The Powersport show committee will be meeting to discuss the possibility of another show this year. Stay tuned!
The Fundraising committee is discussing another fund-raiser. Keep in touch.
Clubs will be receiving a “Club Data and Trail Grooming and Maintenance Worksheet” to complete. Your cooperation is needed to update club information/expenses/impact on snowmobile recreation.
Spring Meeting will be held in April or May. You will be informed as soon as a date and time are set.
The PSSA Board continues to meet by way of ZOOM.
Ride Safe and Respect Landowner Property.
Liz Krug, President