Since 1969, PSSA has continuously worked to promote the sport of snowmobiling, to protect snowobilers’ right to ride, and to improve the riding experience in Pennsylvania.
To accomplish its objectives, PSSA has been fortunate in receiving funding assistance from State Government and others, such as the International Society of Snowmobile Manufacturers. Whenever possible, PSSA has also shared this support.
For over 50 years, the Association has worked on several fronts and accomplished many things. Just a sample of these efforts follows:
- Developing a recognizable “brand” for Pennsylvania snowmobiling.
- Producing the United States’ only 12-month-per year snowmobiling newsletter, a professional website, and an assortment of brochures that have been continually distributed to individuals, organizations, snowmobile dealers, clubs and visitors centers over the years.
- Developing radio campaigns and disseminating statewide informational messages on snowmobiling in Pennsylvania and snowmobile safety.
- Developing (and making available to clubs) a 24-foot mobile community outreach unit.
- Purchasing two groomers — given to DCNR to meet a need.
- Funding trail upkeep projects, bridges, and assisting clubs with maintenance and construction projects.
- Initiating the first GIS trail assessment of snowmobile trails – creating a database used by the Commonwealth to plot/update snowmobile maps.
- Launching two broad-based billboard campaigns “Blaze a Trail” and “Dont’ Booze & Cruise”.
These are just samples, so we hope you’ll explore PSSA’s current projects and programs, and to learn about the Association’s long-standing children’s charity, Snow Angels.
In addition to these Projects, PSSA is also working to broaden its outreach and promote snowmobiling by participating in major shows and events targeted to outdoor enthusiasts. PSSA hosts an annual PA Powersports Show each fall.