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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.

Recent News
  • The Last Resort Event Reminder

    Posted on 02/19/20 at 07:50 PM

    On Saturday February 29 we will have our antique, vintage, and classic snowmobile show.  Antique is any sled 1968 and older, with vintage models start in 1969 to the last years with spring skis, and classic sleds are those manufactured with Independent Front Suspension (IFS) up to 30-years old.   As is our custom we will ask the pubic to vote in our People’s Choice Award contest. 

    Like last year we are going to have a Snow Moxie timed agility course.  Last year we set up a twisty course with plastic cones that included a hill climb.  To keep it simple there will not be any classes, and to enter all you had to do is ‘Run What You Brung’.  Each participant has to ride three timed runs.  The winners were the participants are the ones with the three highest averages.  Last year winners received a trophy and money!  There will be first, second, and third places. 

    Let Stephen know if you are planning to attend: pnwvsc@gmail.com.

    Click on the photo for pictures of last years show and Snow Moxie:


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  • New Past Event - Crater Lake National Park Ride

    Posted on 02/15/20 at 07:56 PM

    The multi-day ride to Crater Lake National Park, and surrounding areas went as planned.  The weather was perfect bluebird days, with cold nights and mild daytime temperatures.  On the first day we stayed at the Willamette Pass Inn by Crescent Lake leaving in the morning for the long ride to view of Crater Lake.  The trails were expertly groomed and well marked.  After we spent time at the Crater Lake we rode to the Diamond Lake Lodge where we spent a couple nights while sledding the local trails, and messing around in the play areas.  On the last day we rode back to Crescent Lake for the evening before returning home.   It is great getting to areas that we normally do not ride, especially areas with such magnificent views like Crater Lake National Park.

    To see pictures of the adventure click on the picture:


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  • New Past Event - Whistlin' Jack Lodge Ride

    Posted on 01/28/20 at 06:53 PM

    Our annual overnight trip to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge (WJL) was again a great time.  There were six of us.  Everyone who went made it home healthy and sound.  Of course it would not be a vintage ride if there were not a few of the vintage riding hiccups.  But, it was nothing that our master vintage snowmobile riders could not adjust too.   All of us made the approximate 67-mile trip to WJL under their on our own power.  Coming back was a different story.  One of the Olympics ended up with an engine problems.   It had to be towed back to Taneum Sno-Park.    

    Because it was a vintage ride naturally there were other issues.  The Scorpion had fuel issues because of rusty fuel tank that required multiple fuel filter cleanings, and replacements.  Plus there was a mid trip carburetor teardown to clean the gunk out of the needle-valve.  But it got there and back, and actually ran really well. 

    There were a couple club firsts:

    • First bogie single cylinder sled to make the round  trip under its own power,
    • The most fuel filter cleanings, and changes in one trip,
    • The longest tow.  It was 60-miles from where it stopped to the sno-park,
    • Fastest tow.  They reached speeds over 50 mph.

    For pictures please click on the photo to see other pictures on the club’s Google Photos site:


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  • New Past Event - Lolo Winterfest Event

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

    It was a great weekend at the Winterfest in Lolo, MT!  The weather was great!  It was a beautiful sunny day.  There was a record 25 vintage sleds on the vintage run.  Everyone who went on the ride got home without incident. 

    Our Dick Fiel won both the People's Choice and Best Unrestored with his 1963 Arctic Cat. That sled was by far and away the favorite sled by everyone and Dick with his coyote fur hat completed the picture.
    Please click on the picture to go to our Google Photos to see more pictures:


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  • Event in Oregon

    Posted on 01/15/20 at 10:19 PM

    We got a message from C.J. Price with the Walker Rim Snowmobile club.  They are holding an event at Crescent lake, Oregon.  Sounds like a lot of fun!  If anyone is interested please check out their website and facebook pages:

    We're hosting a Vintage Snowmobile event on March 21st at Crescent lake! We'll be basing the event in the Junction Snopark which features plenty of room for RV camping and houses our warming shelter. A short distance to fuel and Manleys world famous chicken!

    On Saturday morning we'll be having a tour around Crescent lake taking in the views and letting the old iron stretch their legs. The ride has great locations for some photo shoots, then after the ride possibly some heads up drag races near the Crescent airstrip. Followed by a short ride over to Odell lake lodge where we'll be presenting awards with an emphasis on Vintage classes.

    This will be our 1st year of having an exclusive Vintage event and it's open to any and all sleds 20 years or older. We'd love a fantastic turnout so please start getting those older sleds in peak condition!

    Follow out Club Facebook page "Walker Rim Snowmobile club" or our website http://www.walkerrimriders.com/ for all future updates. Hope to see everyone there!

    For Lodging info contact Odell lake lodge conveniently located a short ride from the Airstrip
    http://www.odelllakeresort.com/


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  • FUNd Raising Event in Ronald Area

    Posted on 01/09/20 at 10:26 PM

    Here is a fun event sponsored by the Upper Kittitas County Rotary Club (UKC).  It is their annual SnowMachine FUNd Run held on the January 25, 2020 (snow permitting). Bring your favorite SnowMachine for a fun day on Cle Elum Ridge and help UCK Rotary raise funds for local trails and community. Meet at The Last Resort: 14254 Salmon La Sac Road Ronald Washington 98940 Phone: (509)649-2222

    Click on the poster for more information:


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  • East Wenatchee Fun Day Posponed

    Posted on 01/02/20 at 09:50 AM

    We had our fingers crossed for snow with the storms that came through, but the Wenatchee area got mostly rain and warmer temps. We are postponing our Fun Day & BBQ that was scheduled for this weekend due to snow conditions. We will reschedule for a later date and let everyone know. In the meantime, think snow!
     
    Stephen Phillips
    PNWVSC
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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted on 12/31/19 at 06:13 PM

    Wishing all our antique, vintage

    and classic snowmobile friends a

        Happy 2020!


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  • Lolo Montana Event Update

    Posted on 12/30/19 at 11:30 AM

    We received this update from the president of the Missoula Snowgoers about their upcoming event:

    Greetings Winterfest and vintage snowmobile fans!

    Attached is a Winterfest flyer that provides a schedule of events.  Visit the Missoula Snogoers Website:  http://missoulasnowgoers.org/winterfest2020/ for more information.  Be sure to preregister to save $5 on the snowmoxie & Skijoring events.  

     
    Events are pretty much the same as last year with the Snowmoxie and Skijoring on Saturday.  Sunday is the vintage ride from the hot springs to the warming hut and back.  I believe we still have authority from MT fish & Game for vintage sleds to use the trails without needing trail pass stickers, but I still need to confirm that.
     
    If you're planning on staying at the lodge, better get reservations made!  Be sure to tell them you're with the Vintage Snowmobile group for the special rate.  (406) 273-2201.
     
    We will have a meet & greet reception on Friday night (Jan 17th) in the Lodge from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  I'm planning to have a computer set up and register many of the vintage show sleds that night to ease the hustle & bustle of Saturday morning's  registration.   
     
    Please share the email with friends and other vintage snowmobile fans.  Do you're snow dances as we are really lacking snow in Western MT!
     
    Thanks and look forward to seeing you all at Winterfest 2020!
     
    Tom Mullins
    (406) 531-0449
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  • Whistlin' Jack Trail Signs are Out.

    Posted on 11/25/19 at 08:42 PM

    The trail signs from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin' Jack Lodge are out for folks to use.  Last weekend Ed, and Kevin finished placing the signs.  A couple weeks ago Stephen placed out the signs from Taneum Sno-Park to Manastash Sno-Park.   

    Every year our group rides the approximately 140 mile round trip to the lodge to spend the night, and then ride back the next day.  We share a cabin at Whistlin' Jack, eat and rest the evening then ride back the next day.  There is plenty of room for more members to join.  If you are interested contact Kevin Hancock at the club’s email to let him know you want to be part of this super fun event: pnwvsc@gmail.com.   


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