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!
New Past Event - Trout Lake Test Ride Event
Posted on 12/30/19 at 10:44 AM
Ed and Kevin met at Trout Lake, WA and spend a couple days sledding a portion of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest south of Mt. Adams. The plan for the weekend was to test the sleds that they plan to use for the season. It was not the best of conditions. The snow was a thin; trail’s rutted by four-wheel-drives, and hard. Despite that it was a fun weekend getting together to get outside in the snow. They even managed to get some back country tree riding in.
The first day they tested the vintage sleds. True to form the old guys need more attention. Fuel issues; imagine that. No worries though. With more flushing of the Scorpion’s fuel tank, and for the Ski Daddler a good carburetor cleaning and overhaul they will be running superb the rest of the season. The best part is they both ran back to the trailers. Now that gives them bragging rights!
The second day was to test the modern sleds. Ed’s new sled had a coolant leak, so he rode his older Arctic Cat Puma. No issues there. The conditions had Kevin’s Summit running hot even with four-scratchers down. Making the snow flap shorter was not such a good idea under those conditions. He is going to replace the cut off snow flap with an original OEM.
Click the photo too look at pictures of their weekend:
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: email@example.com.
New Upcoming Event - Lake Chelan Sno-Drags
Posted on 11/22/19 at 10:14 AM
Here is more information on this event. It is sponsored by the Lake Chelan Snowmobile Club. Visit their website:http://lkchelansnowmobileclub.com/drag-races_308.html
Drag Races Are Back!
Wally Peterson Memorial Drag Race
Saturday January 26th at Mill Bay Casino
Registration at the Casino Restaurant from 4pm-8pm Friday January 25th and 7am-8am Saturday the 26th.
Racer's Meeting 9am
Racing starts at 10am sharp!
$30 for Stock and Improved classes $40 for Modified and Open classes
For Tech and class questions you can call Mitch at 509-670-8261