Hello High Country Snowmobilers,
A quick reminder that our regular club meeting will be held tomorrow night, @6pm at Q4U in Frisco. Thanks to everyone that either joined the club or that has renewed in time to keep getting these e-mails.
For the new members, club meeting are held the second Tuesday of each month all winter long @ 6pm at Q4U in Frisco. We hope to see you there.
Ross, Ron and Jared have been grooming at Spring Creek, we have good coverage at Spring Creek and the trails are in good shape. From what I hear the riding up high is good but there are a lot of rocks and stumps out there. Watch out for those lumps in the snow or pay the price in new parts at any of our fine business member, dealerships.
For our ride this Sunday, 1/17, the plan is to ride Spring Creek and meet at the trail head from 9 - 9:30 am. We can break up into groups of different abilities and go our own way. We will meet up at the upper end of the groomed trail where it drops off down to the lower road for lunch about noon. Ron plans to run the groomer so the trails should be in great shape. Hope to see you there!
The Colorado Snowmobile Association, (CSA) convention will be January 22-24th at the Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort outside of Buena Vista. The lodging at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is not sold out, there are currently 8 cabins left and 10 rooms available. For reservations please call 1 855-258-6710 use promo code: COLSNO. Thanks to Scott Peterson at the Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort for joining our club as a business member and supporting our grooming program.
The club will be in Creede in February for our overnight ride. We will be checking in February 19th and some members will be staying until the 22nd if the snow is good. We have reserved all 6 rooms at the Creede Snowshoe Lodge, 202 E. 8th Street for the club. http://www.creedesnowshoe.com/ 719-658-2315, rooms are $87.60 a night. Lodging in town is somewhat limited so I booked all 6 rooms at the Snowshoe, tell them you are with the High Country Snowmobile Club. As of today, they have rooms available but they will sell out quickly!
Once the snowshoe fills, members can stay at the Blue Creek Lodge in between Creede and South Fork, http://www.netblueprint.net/BlueCreek/, 1-800-326-6408. We will be riding the Bristol Head area and probably the Love Lake area depending on the snow.
We have finalized 2 avalanche safety classes with Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness. Each class is limited to 15 participants. The first class will be held Friday, February 26th with an evening session followed by an on the snow session Saturday the 27. The second class will be held Saturday evening on the 27th followed by an on the snow session on Sunday the 28th.
The cost of the class will be $75, which goes to help promote avalanche safety across the state. To register for a class, go to our web site: http://www.summitsnowmobilers.com/events-calendar.html click on the class you’d like to attend and fill out the online form. Classes are limited to 15 participants each and are being offered on a first come, first served basis. We are opening it up to club members first, then will allow non members to reserve, right up until the classes are full.
If your friends haven’t joined or renewed their club membership please get after them. We do all this cool stuff plus it is important to have lots of members when we are working with the BLM and Forest service. If there are 400 people complaining about a potential closure or problem it goes a lot further than when just 40 people complain.
Rich Holcroft, President
High Country Snowmobile Club