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The Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club (PNWVSC) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the historical preservation of snowmobiling. The PNWVSC works towards this aim through collections, shows, outdoor events, public outreach, and associations.

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  • New Past Event - Winterfest 1-2022

    Posted on 01/25/22 at 12:58 PM

    Winterfest 2022 is in the books and it was an amazing weekend of fun, sun, great sleds, and the best group of people ever! Many thanks to Tom Mullins and his great group of volunteers. We would also like to thank the event sponsors, Big sky brewing, Russel motor sports, and Gull boats. Dick Feil was the winner of both the people's choice award as well as the best unrestored sled award with a pair of 1966 Arctic Cat 460 D's, 1 restored and 1 original. Race winners in the vintage, classic, open, and womens categories were, Matt Weitzel, Tom Mullins, Gus (Mike) Gustave, candy Johnson, and Steve Clarke winning the Klim jacket. The vintage ride on Sunday was met with great snow conditions and a wonderful sunny day.

    Click on the photo for more pictures in our club's Google Photos accouint:


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  • Winterfest Announcement!

    Posted on 01/20/22 at 06:10 PM

    The wait is over! Winterfest 2022 is here!

    Friday Night - Meet and greet in the Lodge lobby from 5p-7p - we'll also try to register vintage sleds and event participants that evening.   Sponsored by Big Sky Brewing.

    Saturday - Vintage show and slalom event.  Register 8:30- 9:30 (note time change) in the Event field, events to start at 10:00 a.m.  - or as close to that time as we can manage :-)

    Kids event is free and we will have several "kid-sized" snowmobiles & helmets for them to use. 

    Sunday - Vintage ride.  Gather in the Lolo Hotsprings parking lot 9:00a-10:00a.  Plan on leaving around 10:30 - 11:00 am.  Round trip is approximately 16-20 miles.  Please bring sack lunch with you.  We will have guides for those who are not familiar with the trails/area.  

    Any questions, call me today or tomorrow morning.  Oh yeah - there is NO cell service at Lolo Hotsprings.  Lastly - I'd advise everyone to bring enough fuel to last the weekend.  The Bar has fuel you can buy, but it is "resort" priced - plan accordingly. 
     
    See you all soon!!

    Tom Mullins 

    tmullins.mt@gmail.com

    (406) 531-0449
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  • New Past Event - Annual Club Get Together and BBBQ

    Posted on 01/17/22 at 10:06 PM

    Our Club’s annual Get Together and Ride was a complete success. Special thanks go to the event’s organizers Becky and Greg Byrd, Tim Halvorson, Dick Feil, and all the rest who pitched in to help.  Even Mother Nature cooperated. There was an abundance of snow; the day was clear, and temperatures moderate.

    We met in the morning to ride our antique, vintage, and classic sleds in the surrounding fields. For several of us it was an opportunity to test the vintage sleds that we plan using the rest of the season at various other events. For others it was to see how well their sleds ran after repairs, or still after sitting through the off season. Around noon the bon fire was lit, and our club’s barbeque served up a wonderful meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and deserts.  A small group even spent the following day riding their newer and vintage sleds in the surrounding mountains.

    Click on the picture to see pictures of the days events:


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  • Winterfest Update

    Posted on 01/14/22 at 09:01 PM

    Hello Winterfest & Vintage Snowmobile Fans,

    Winterfest 2022 is fast approaching and I thought you all might appreciate an updated schedule of events. Where: Lolo Hot Springs, 38600 US Highway 12 West, Lolo MT. 
     
    Friday Jan 21st - I'll be setting up the event course across the road from the Lodge and Bar - sometime after 1:00 pm.   Feel free to stop by and lend a hand setting up spectator fencing, pit area, race course and maybe a tent for registration/timing.  We'll have a reception at the Lodge lobby from 5:30 - 6:30 for those from out-of-town.  Sponsored by Big Sky Brewing who will have some wonderful adult beverages available!  I'll also try to be organized enough to register folks for the vintage sled & Saturday events (fingers crossed on a keyboarding volunteer to help with that)
     
    Saturday Jan 22 - All events are $10/class/person - please bring CASH, because that's mostly what we give back as prizes. (yes, that is 1/2 of 2020 fees)  Vintage show is $5/sled to help offset the cost of trophies. 
    • Vintage Snowmobile show 11:00 am- 3:00 pm $5/sled.  Register at event field 9-10:30
    •  Vintage slalom timed event 11:00 am- 3:00 pm $10/class  Register at event field 9-10:30
    • Slalom Classes: 
      • Vintage (Old iron, leaf spring sleds only, no IFS) 
      •  Classic (1998 & older w/ IFS)
      • Open - Current models (1999 & newer)
      •  Snow Bike
    • Slalom Groups
      • Men
      • Women
      • Youth 12- 16
      •  Kids 0-12 FREE

     Sunday Jan 23 - Vintage snowmobile ride (any type of snowmobile is welcome) from Lolo Hot Springs to the warming hut and back (approx. 20 miles round trip) Those who want to ride with a group meet in front of the bar around 10:30.

    If you can't make Winterfest, here are the other events planned for this year:
    • Feb12th - Don Phillips Memorial ride to Garnet Ghost Town (ride only) 
    • February 26&27 - Winterbash at Mountain Meadows Resort (Lake Mary Ronan, MT)  Snowmobile drags and Vintage show on Saturday, Timed Slalom (Snowmoxie) on Sunday
    • March 5th & 6th - Bootlegger Vintage Show, Poker run & Timed event.  Lincoln MT Saturday Vintage Show & Poker Run, Sunday Timed Event at the club house on Sucker Creek road. 

    Contact Tom Mullins (406) 531-0449 with questions.   Please forward to your friends that might enjoy this information.  A party is only fun if there are lots of people to enjoy it!


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  • Update on Next Weekends Get Together Event

    Posted on 01/09/22 at 05:37 PM

    This is an update to next weekend’s Club Get Together Ride and BBQ event. We are adding a newer sled ride in the Colockum area outside Wenatchee on Sunday the 16th. Because of all the snow last week this is depending on the sno-parks conditions. Greg will check later this week. If you are interested you can do the group vintage riding event on Saturday the 15th, the Colockum ride on the 16th, or better yet both!

    Greg been busy cleaning an area for us to park our trailers. For those coming from out of town if you want to drop your trailers the Friday before the ride you can. This would save you the hassle at the hotel.

    Please let Greg know you are coming: rg.orchard@frontier.com.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Club Get Together Ride and BBQ

    Posted on 01/04/22 at 08:41 PM

    We’ve done this several years in a row. We plan to do this again this coming year. We gather at Greg Byrd's property to ride in their snow covered fields, enjoy time sitting next to a fire, and cook up a barbeque on the clubs Arctic Cat Kitchen Kat. This is a great family event.

    Please let Greg know you if you plan to attend. You can reach him at rg.orchard@frontier.com


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  • Have a Fun 2022 New Year!

    Posted on 12/31/21 at 08:34 AM


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  • New Past Event - Trout Lake Ride 12-2021

    Posted on 12/31/21 at 08:04 AM

    We met at Atkisson and Flattop Sno-Parks by Trout Lake, WA for our annual shake down ride. We spend a couple days testing the vintage and modern sleds we plan riding for the season. Two weeks out we didn’t know what the snow conditions were going to be. In the end the temperatures were in the teens, and there were 3-feet of powder! POW as Stephens’s friend calls it. Despite the fantastic conditions the snow the trails proved to be a challenge for both our vintage and modern sleds. The groomer had just started clearing the some of the trails so we rode for miles breaking trails in the soft powder, and cutting or riding over obstacles. We planned a couple destinations that we could not meet because of the seriously deep snow for the vintage sleds, and trees blocking the trails for the modern ones. One thing is for sure this will be one weekend we will be talking about for a while!

    Our next event is the weekend of January 15 in the Wenatchee, WA area.  We meet for our annual Club Get Together and Ride BBQ event. We have yet to decide if it is at Greg’s or Tim’s. That decision will be made a week or so before the event when we know the snow conditions for that weekend. There is also some discussion to meet up the next day for more sledding in the area, but nothing is decided. Stay tuned.

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  • Trout Lake Ride Final Update!

    Posted on 12/21/21 at 09:13 AM

    It is now decided that we will meet at the Atkisson Sno-Park (https://parks.state.wa.us/306/South-Cascades) between 9:30-10:00 Monday December 27 to ride vintage snowmobiles. The latest snow report from the SnoTel site is reporting there is currently 54 inches of snow at the weather station. On Tuesday the 28th we plan riding our newer sleds making sure they are ready for the upcoming season. You can ride one or both days. Let Ed know if you are interested joining us: pvwvintagesnowmobile@gmail.com.

    Click on the picture for photos of our last event in 2019:


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  • Merry Christmas!

    Posted on 12/11/21 at 10:25 AM

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best this holiday season!


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