December 28, 2013

Our Strong "Young" Elders

This round is so heavy!
Ha! The joke's on you!
What's a little work party without some fun? Good one, Chuck!

December 26, 2013

Club Ride Alert!

When: Saturday, December 28th
Starting Point: Boulder Creek Sno-Park, Winthrop, WA
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: Noonish at Parachute Meadows

All snowmobilers are welcome to join in on this club sponsored ride. Lunch provided by the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association.

Hope to see you there!

Community Christmas Dinner

Several members of the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association along with a few others from our community spent part of their Christmas day volunteering at the annual Christmas Dinner. The club sponsors the dinner each year to provide a free dinner to folks in our valley. Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, broccoli salad, Caesar salad, fruit salad, rolls and a multitude of desserts were served.

Thanks to those who donated their time, food and funds to help us have another successful dinner!

Local Sponsors:
Twisp Senior Center
Winthrop Kiwanis
Cascade Pipe
Jerry Palm
3 Finger Jacks
The Cove
White Buck Trading Post
Winthrop Motors
Dr. O'Keefe
Cinnamon Twisp Bakery
Twisp Chevron

Other Volunteers:
Bill & Diana Hottel (music)
Glen Kinney
Wanda Meyer
Frank & Amy Clements

Club Ride Update from December 22nd

Ten riders set out last Sunday from the Goat Creek Sno-Park. The ride turned into a work party because of the lack of snow that kept everyone on the roads. Trees were cleared off of the roads for the groomer and wood was cut and stacked to fill the warming hut up for future rides. Looks like those snowmobilers made the best out of the situation and had a fun day!

December 20, 2013

Grooming Update

No grooming will be scheduled for next week - not enough snow yet to groom. But the club ride out of Goat Creek Sno-Park is still on for this weekend.

December 19, 2013

Club Ride Alert!

When: Sunday, December 22nd
Starting Point: Goat Creek Sno-Park, Mazama, WA
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: Noonish at the Warming Hut

All snowmobilers are welcome to join in on this club sponsored ride. Lunch provided by the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association.

Hope to see you there!

December 16, 2013

Poll Results - What Was Your Worst "Stuck"?

The results are in and a majority of poll respondents like to ride off-trail. Say what!? That wasn't the question. Ahh, but if it is taking you a couple of hours to dig out from your worst "stuck" then you aren't on a groomed trail. Three people apparently stay on our nicely-manicured trails with one rider having a minor whoopsie and getting slightly off track; and two that are perfect riders having never gone off trail (or maybe never been on a snowmobile--hmmmm). Good news is that nobody lost their sled.

Here are the final results:
a) Dug it out in less than 10 minutes
  1 (7%)
b) Took a couple of hours to get out
  10 (76%)
c) Recovered when snow melted
  0 (0%)
d) Who me? Stuck? Never!
  2 (15%)

Thanks to all who took the time to vote in the poll. New poll will be up shortly for your voting pleasure.

December 13, 2013

December MVSA Club Meeting

The December meeting of the MVSA will be Tuesday, December 17th, at the Twisp Senior Center. Potluck is at 6 pm and the meeting starts at 6:45 pm.

We invite all prospective members to join us for the potluck dinner. It is a great way to learn more about the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association and meet some of our members. Or just come to the club meeting. We will be glad to introduce ourselves and answer your questions. Hope you can join us!

Let's Ride!

The first official MVSA club ride of the season is on! Leaving tomorrow morning, December 14th, from 8 Mile Sno-Park @ 9 a.m. sharp. All snowmobilers are welcome! You do not have to be a member of the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association. Lunch is provided by the club and will served around noon at Sweetgrass North.

Hope to see you there!

October 23, 2013

Club Ride Calendar is Updated!

The 2013-2014 Ride Schedule has been updated on our club calendar. Details for each ride can be found on the Calendar tab.

Are you doing the snow dance yet?

September 10, 2013

Fall 2013 Newsletter

The Fall 2013 Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Club members - if you didn't receive the email, please add to your contact list.

In this edition:
  • Meet your new club officers including a hello from our new President, Craig Stahl
  • Summer Activities Update
  • Fall Picnic Information
  • 2013 MVSA Scholarship Recipient
  • Meet the new Sargeant-At-Arms
  • Membership Renewal Reminder and Application
  • Meeting Date Change (moving to the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting in October)

Click here to read the newsletter. MVSA Fall 2013 Newsletter
(Note: images are better viewed if the file is downloaded after opening using Adobe Reader. We are working to resolve this issue.)

June 25, 2013

Memorial Day 2013 Rodeo Update

Another Memorial Day, another rodeo, another successful event for the club! And it was only possible by the efforts of the many volunteers who generously gave their time over the holiday weekend. Thank you! Thank you!

Loading the Supply Trailer
Friday Set Up Crew
Saturday - Ready for Customers
MVSA Tents
Sunday's Opening Ceremony
More of the Opening Ceremony
Chuck & Steve manning the smaller grills
Paul & Don on the big grill
Rodeo Action
Mutton Bustin' at the Rodeo

April 1, 2013

Mark Your Calendar

Sledding may be done for the season, but things are still happening in the MVSA.

Upcoming Events

Annual MVSA Banquet - Saturday, April 6th, Happy Hour - 5 pm, Dinner - 6 p.m., Twisp Senior Center

'49ers Days - Saturday, May 11th, Winthrop, WA - Serving lunch after the parade

Methow Valley Rodeo - Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th & 26th, Winthrop, WA - Food Concessions

Club Ride - March 30th to Hart's Pass

On Saturday, March 30th, approximately twenty riders braved this...

Dead Horse Point
Don't Look Down!!! get to this...

Let's Go! (Cache Creek Starting Point) they could do this at Hart's Pass...

Can You Spot The Sled?

...and this...

Hey! It was a nice sunny day!
More from the Hart's Pass area:

Looking Towards Slate Peak Area
Hart's Pass Ranger Station

This wraps up the club sponsored rides for the 2012-2013 season.

A HUGE thanks to the Mountain Trails Grooming Association, Tim and the many volunteers for providing us with great riding trails this past winter!

See you next season!!