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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
  • PNWVSC Montana Riding Event

    Posted on 02/23/21 at 01:12 PM

    Hey Vintage Fans,
    Just a quick reminder concerning the snowmobile drag races and vintage show this week Feb 27th at Mountain Meadows Resort @ Lake Mary Ronan (north of Polson & South of Kalispell). GPS coordinates: 47.93339455802705, -114.38698699208405.
     
    This is a very informal event - no entry fees, no classes, no prizes, no trophies.  It's a "run-what- ya-brung" event.  Arrive around noon, with drags starting at 1:00 pm.  The vintage show is also very informal - pretty much just line them up near the bar/grill.  If enough vintage people show up, we can create a vintage-only class if there is interest. 
     
    If you have questions - please call Lyle @ MMR (406) 240-6969.  
     
    Please ping me back if you plan on attending so we have an idea of how many vintage sleds are coming.  
     
    Thanks!
    Tom Mullins
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  • New Member!!!!

    Posted on 02/07/21 at 09:57 PM

    We like to welcome a new member, Paul Schaumburg from Grapeview, WA. He has two older Eltigres and an EXT which he really enjoys keeping running on the trails with my wife when we are not riding our newer mountain sleds.
     
    Welcome Paul!
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  • Update from PNWVSC Montana

    Posted on 02/03/21 at 10:26 PM

    I got an update from Dave Morgan, who was up at the Garnet area today.  1" of fresh, new snow and the forecast is calling for a 50%-80% chance of snow this week with daytime temps in the low 30's.  LETS RIDE!!    

    Meet and gather in the parking lot around 9:30 - 10:30, with the aim to have all the old iron cranked up and leaving around 10:30-11:00.   Trip is 11 miles from parking lot to Garnet. so 22 miles round trip.  Missoula Snowgoers are sponsoring lunch of Brats & Dogs.  There's a rumor that a mystery man may show up with some Big Sky Brewing adult beverages.  Beer, Brats and vintage snowmobiles - the most fun you can have with a snowmobile suit on....  
     
    Snow is still thin, so off road/cross county is pretty sparse - even on top.  Plan on leaving the big paddle/powder sleds at home.  Bring the old iron that only needs a skiff o' snow and we'll be fine.  
     
    Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
     
    Tom Mullins
    406-531-0449
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  • Message for WA Snowmobiler From WSSA

    Posted on 01/15/21 at 01:53 PM

    The Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) issued this important information update:

    Greetings WSSA!

    Here are a few things we think you should be aware of:
     
      1. Hwy 20 area Forest Service Emergency Closure banning snowmobiles.
      2. Senate Bill 5092 & House Bill 1094 with language to strip NOVA (off-road) funds.
      3. WSSA Awards submission info & deadline.
      4. New trail grooming map from State Parks.
      5. Snowmobile WA app.

    Details below!

    Item #1:  Snowmobilers and many others are dismayed at the Emergency Closure order for an area along Hwy 20.  WSSA is involved and here is an update from Wayne Mohler, our Land Use Chair:
    "Snowmobilers along State Hwy 20 west of Mazama  received an unwelcome New Years notice from the US Forest Service. Effective January 1 through June 30, three off-trail areas on either side of State Hwy 20 near Washington Pass are closed to snowmobiles and snow bikes.  Violators of this temporary closure are subject to a fine of up to $5,000.  See https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD870762 for details.  This was a very harsh and unexpected way to start the new year!    Predictably, the Forest Service suggests that the snowmobilers can go elsewhere.  As you can imagine, this loss of ACCESS is very disturbing to the snowmobiling community as well as many other recreation groups who feel they, too, can easily be banned or evicted from public lands important for their recreational pursuits.  The WSSA Board unanimously supports referring this uncalled for action to our respective congressional representatives, with the caveat that, in the meantime,  we are attempting to engage with the Forest Service at higher levels.  Fighting this closure has drawn alot of support from other groups, which is a good surprise and immensely appreciated.  Those that have let the Forest Service know what you think – Thank You.  Those that haven’t - please let them know!

    Item #2:  It has recently come to our attention there are two legislative bills in Olympia, which if passed as written, would take the NOVA funds used in support of off-roading (ATV/UTV/motorcycle & 4x4) and given to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to use for non-motorized purposes.  As of today, it appears both bills have had hearings in their respective chambers.  WSSA is concerned about this bill as we may see a similar attempt to take (sweep) our dedicated Snowmobile Fund as the legislative session progresses.  We also realize many of you enjoy motorized recreation year around and this attempt to take funds may directly impact you.  If you'd like to keep abreast of this info, we suggest you 'follow' the WOHVA (Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance) Facebook page.

    Item #3:  Every year WSSA celebrates stand outs in the Washington snowmobile community.  If you are aware of an exceptional nominee, we encourage you to nominate them.  Categories include:

    Snowmobiler/Snowmobile Couple of the Year
    Grooming Coordinator of the Year
    Snowmobile Club President of the Year
    Snowmobile Club of the Year
    Snowmobile Dealer/Associate of the Year
    Snowmobile Trail Groomer of the Year

    Deadline for nominations is February 1st.  Details can be found under the 'Awards' tab at www.wssa.us.

    Item #4:  Have you seen it?  The new grooming map provided by our State Parks Winter Rec Program?  It is updated daily with grooming information from the previous day and shows grooming activity for the preceding seven days.  A big thanks to Jason Goldstein for getting this out there to the public.  It is currently in beta testing and State Parks welcomes your feedback.  Check it out here: 

    https://wa-stateparks.maps.arcgis.com/apps/mapviewer/index.html?webmap=8203a133191e4b3ba1bb081e939881f4

    Item #5:  Have you checked out the latest update to the Snowmobile WA app?  Available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.  You can also explore the map at home on your PC or laptop.  View the map here: https://mapswa.com/snowmobilewa     For more info on all the map products available, including an updated ORV offering, visit Washington Hometown at https://www.washingtonhometown.com/

    Don't forget to read the monthly WSSA Snoflyer for more info on all items of interest to Washington snowmobilers.

    Matt Mead
    WSSA Publicity Secretary
    WSSA Snoflyer Editor/Publisher/Ad Sales
    (509) 424-1575


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  • IMPORTANT PNWVSC MT Private Ride Update

    Posted on 01/15/21 at 01:17 PM

    LOCATION UPDATE!!!!!
     
    Hi Gang,
    Time to get the old iron dusted off and running! We've managed to get a vintage ride organized Feb 7th, snow conditions permitting.  Let's plan on meeting in the parking lot off Highway 200 Garnet, MT around 9:30 am.  The coordinates where we meet are 46.88891, -113.46103. We're trying to get some of the old buildings in the ghost town opened up so we can tour around and take some pics. 
     
    Snowgoers may be able to provide some hotdogs for lunch.  Social distancing guidelines in effect.  
     
    Give me a call at 406-531-0449 if you have questions.  Hope to see you all there!
     
    Tom Mullins 
    PNWVSC MT

    406-531-0449


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  • New Past Event - Get Together at Tim's

    Posted on 01/13/21 at 04:55 PM

    Some PNWVSC members took the opportunity to enjoy the snow and weather this weekend in the rolling fields around Badger Mountain. John Deere was well represented with three Liquifire sleds tracking up the powder and we even had a Ski-Daddler and a couple twin-track Raiders in the mix! We'd like to extend a big thanks to Tim and his wife for letting our members ride at their place and we are looking forward to the rest of the snow season. 
    Be bold, ride old!
    Click on the picture for more photos:
     

  • Introducing a New Member

    Posted on 12/27/20 at 12:09 PM

    We have a new club member named David May, from Burien, WA
    Welcome Dave, and Happy Holidays to everyone????????????


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  • This Years Riding Events

    Posted on 11/23/20 at 08:49 PM

    The Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club is planning to be active this winter season and we are looking forward to getting out on the snow. We do have an obligation to do our part to help keep our members safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and therefore must comply with state mandates where we are riding. We will also be limiting our attendance at larger events and instead focus on smaller rides among groups that have regular contact. If you have any questions regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please visit the health department websites below.

    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19

    https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

    https://dphhs.mt.gov/

    NOAA is predicting a great snow season for us in their 2020-21 Winter Outlook due to a persistent La Nina climate pattern, so let’s make the best of it and ride!


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  • Parts Inventory For Sale

    Posted on 11/19/20 at 12:01 PM

    Our member Howard had retired his snowmobile repair business several years ago. He is trying to sell what is left of his inventory. He has both new and used parts. There are parts and manuals from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. He’s to the point where what’s left will go cheap, and some of the small stuff for free. If you need clutches, belts, windshields, filters or anything else give him a call: (509) 656-4084. Calling is best. You can also email him: hjsnobiz@hotmail.com.


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  • New Classified - 1974 Polaris

    Posted on 11/04/20 at 09:54 AM

    I have a 1974 Polaris 340 - It was taken apart in hopes of restoring it, which never happened! I do have all the parts to it including all the emblems and title.  I do not want any money for it I would like to give it to someone who would like to put it back together. I am located in Southern Oregon.  The sled ran the seats in good condition no tears the hood has a little fiberglass damage but not much.  


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