Our Mission Statement

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.

Recent News
  • Event Update for 2022 Season!

    Posted on 11/24/21 at 05:40 PM

    Below is a message from Tom Mullins the organizer of our events in Montana. There is a date change for the Lolo Winterfest event, and added details for the other planned events. The Events Page is updated to show the changes and additions: 

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    Hello Vintage Snowmobile Fans!

    Attached is an updated calendar of vintage snowmobile events for western Montana.  This is the FIRM & FINAL calendar for this year's events.  I apologize for the date shifts, but we moved Winterfest back one week to gain lower rates for everyone.  I also screwed up the date of Super Bowl 2022 which is Feb 13th, so we are changing the Don Phillips Memorial (Garnet Ghost Town) to Feb 12th so it falls on the Saturday before the superbowl.  

    We are adding a second day to the snowmobile drag races and vintage show at Mountain Meadows Resort, Lake Mary Ronan (Proctor MT) with a slalom event on Sunday.

    I spoke with the new owner of the Bootlegger in Lincoln and she is definitely on board with keeping the vintage show and poker run going. The vintage show may have to move down the street to Hooper park as the vacant area across from the Bootlegger sold this year.  I also talked with Forest Mercill, president of the snowmobile club (Ponderosa Snow Warriors) and we are planning to add a slalom event on Sunday at the clubhouse on sucker creek.  Last year was a blast and I'm really looking forward to it again this year.  

    Please add or update these events on your web sites since that is all the promotion I have planned or budget for.  You may provide my name and cell number (406) 531-0449 for people to call for additional details or questions. I'm also looking for volunteers to help with the events.  I need course marshals & time keepers especially.  I'm also looking for someone to help organize and coordinate these for next year.  


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  • New Upcoming Event - Trout Lake Shakedown Ride

    Posted on 11/21/21 at 05:51 PM

    We are having our annual test and shakedown riding event at the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. This ride is testing the vintage and new sleds we plan to ride for the season. We will meet on Monday December 27 to ride vintage sleds, then again on Tuesday the 28th to ride our newer ones. You can ride one or both days. Let Ed know if you are interested joining us: pnwvsc@gmail.com.

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


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  • New Classified - 1969 Sears Hilary

    Posted on 11/19/21 at 06:05 PM

    Heads up to anyone interested in a nice looking original Sears Hilary Snowmobile. Please contact Steven Clark if interested.


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  • New Past Event - 2021 Winter Knights Show

    Posted on 11/15/21 at 08:28 AM

    We spent the weekend with the Vintage Snowmobiles of the Inland Northwest Snowmobile club showing our sleds at the annual Winter Knights ‘2021 Snowmobile and Power Sports Expo and Swap Meet’ at the Spokane Fairgrounds. There was a good crowd looking at our antique, vintage, and classic sleds. Tom Field was chosen for People’s Choice for this display of 1971 Arctic Cat race sleds.  Congratulations Tom!


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  • Winter Knights Show

    Posted on 11/09/21 at 08:44 PM

    The Spokane Winter Knights are hosting their annual snow and ATV expo and have a great place to show some vintage sleds. This is an indoor venue so bust out your best sleds before the snow starts falling.

    Details
    -Setup will be Friday, November 12th 9am-6pm
    -Vintage show will be in the usual spot (Spokane Fairgrounds Bay 4)
    -Attendees will need to get a $10 show wristband (which includes lunch)
    -We will have a People's Choice contest with a trophy!http://winterknights.org/

    Any questions, just ask. Hope to see you there!

    Stephen Phillips


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  • Directional Signs To Whistlin' Jack Lodge are Set Up

    Posted on 11/07/21 at 10:40 AM

    The directional sign set up for the 2021 – 2022 snowmobile season from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge have been put back out!

    On the October 30 Paul set out the signs from the Taneum Sno-Park, while on November 5 Ed and Kevin put out the signs from Whistlin’ Jack Lodge from 25-miles from the lodge to the resort.

    Our club puts out these directional signs to help other snowmobilers to navigate from the sno-park to the lodge. We would appreciate any feedback how well the signs are working, and if there is an issue with the signs that needs our attention.


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  • New Classified - 1970 Ski-doo

    Posted on 11/02/21 at 01:03 PM

    Ed Robbins met us while visiting our display at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum show in August.  He wanted us to know that he has a 1970 Ski-doo Alpine for sale. It is being sold through Vail Auctioneers in Pasco, WA. The bidding is closing on Nov 6. The bid was at $6 when he emailed. You can contact Ed with questions.


    Vail Auctioneers, Pasco WA : http://www.vailauctioneers.com/


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  • News about Winter Knights Show Spokane

    Posted on 10/22/21 at 08:20 AM

    PNWVSC,
    The Spokane Winter Knights are hosting their annual snow and ATV expo and have a great place to show some vintage sleds. This is an indoor venue so bust out your best sleds before the snow starts falling.
    Details
    -Setup will be Friday, November 12th 9am-6pm
    -Vintage show will be in the usual spot (Spokane Fairgrounds Bay 4)
    -Attendees will need to get a $10 wristband (which includes lunch)
    -We will have a People's Choice contest with a trophy!
    Any questions, just ask. Hope to see you there!
     
    Stephen Phillips

    President


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  • Update of Winter Events for Western Montana

    Posted on 10/20/21 at 10:21 PM

    Here is an update on this winters upcoming events with our group in Western Montana. Please contact Tom Mullins with questions, or if you are interested helping:
    I thought I would drop a note and let you know what 2022 looks like right now for Vintage sleds events in western MT - all dates are fairly firm.
    I firmed up dates for Winterfest and the Garnet ride with Dave Morgan (Snowgoers) a few months ago, but will do so again. I firmed up dates for Winterfest with Lolo Bar & Hot Springs but still need to talk with the Lolo Lodge.
    I have a firm commitment from Mountain Meadows for "Winter Bash" Feb 26 & 27.
    Still need to reach out to Bootlegger for Lincoln events on Sunday.
    Clearly schedules may be affected by the new round of Covid.
    January 15 &16 Winterfest, Lolo Hotsprings, MT [ Vintage show, slalom event on Saturday, vintage ride Sunday]
    Feb 5th Don Phillips Memorial Vintage ride, Garnet MT [Super Bowl SATURDAY this year, Vintage ride only - no performance/timed events]
    Feb 26 & 27 Winter Bash, Mountain Meadows Resort, Lake Mary Ronan, MT [Snowmobile drags (run whatcha brung) & Vintage show Saturday, All class slalom event Sunday]
    March 5 Bootlegger Vintage Show & Poker Run, Lincoln MT - Saturday Poker Run & vintage show - Sunday March 6th slalom/timed event.
    I'll need some help getting all these events pulled off, so volunteers /voluntolds are welcome. ????
    Thoughts?
    Tom (406) 531-0449
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  • New Past Event - WSSA Expo and Swap Meet

    Posted on 10/19/21 at 05:46 PM

    What a great and busy weekend it was at the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo/Swap Meet! This was our 22nd year. The time went by fast. We had our display up and running well before it was time for the gates to open. The best part of the Expo was that you stopped to see our old machines, and swap riding stories when they were the hottest and newest sleds on the trails.

    First a-special thanks goes to all those who voted for our first and second place People’s Choice Award, and Homeliest Snowmobile. Without you the awards are not possible. This year you decided first place winner for Best of Show was Dick Feil for his beautifully restored 1965 Polaris Sno Traveler Voyager. Coming in a second was Ray Bergstresser with his 1972 Sno*Jet 440 Thunder Jet. These sleds were skillfully restored.  Then there was the winner for the Homeliest Snowmobile. You decided Kevin Hancock won the trophy for his 1970 Wheel Horse Safari 309. Thanks to everyone that voted to settle the contest of the best and homeliest sleds for this year’s shows.

    Click on the link to see pictures of the event:


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