December 28, 2014

MVSA Annual Christmas Dinner

This year, we estimated that we served 170 dinners on Christmas Day between those that came out to the Senior Center and the dinners that we delivered to those unable to drive. It was a great success again!

Ready for Dinner
Paul T & Jerry H
Setting up the Food
Santa Dropped By and Delynn Working on Set Up
Don F. Fixing the Salad
We Are Ready for Diners!
More Activity in the Kitchen
Let's Eat!
Happy Eaters!
Bill & Diana Hottell Provided Musical Entertainment
Our Very Own Santa
Thank you to all of the volunteers and local businesses that pitched in to provide a Christmas Feast!

Winthrop Kiwanis, Three Fingered Jack’s Saloon, Tenderfoot, Hank’s Harvest Foods, Evergreen IGA, Dr. John O’Keefe, Cinnamon Twisp Bakery, Methow Valley Industrial, Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe, Poppie Jo Galleria, Glen Kinney & Wanda Myers, Frank & Amy Clements, Bill & Diana Hottell, Joe & Margl Caillier, and Sara Ulving

December 24, 2014

Grooming and Ride Changes

Due to slide activity, the planned grooming of Highway 20 for this Friday, 12/26, has been changed. Mountain Trails Grooming Association will now be grooming from Boulder Creek Sno-park to Parachute Meadows.

Saturday's ride location has also changed. The group will depart at 9:00 a.m. from Boulder Creek. Lunch will be served at Parachute Meadows.

All snowmobilers are welcome to join in on the fun!

December 15, 2014

Meeting Reminder

The December MVSA club meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16th, at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp, WA. Potluck starts at 6 pm followed by the meeting at 6:45 pm.

Coming to a meeting is a great way to meet MVSA members and learn more about our club. Hope to see you there!

December 13, 2014


Bob A. breaking in his new sled. He thought it said Sea-Doo, not Ski-Doo.

December 11, 2014

Ride Cancellation

First scheduled ride of the season, first cancellation.

Our ride that was scheduled for this Saturday, December 13th, has been cancelled. We've had too much rain and both Yellowjacket and Goat Creek sno-parks are wet and sloppy.

Start doing the snow dance so the precipitation we are having will be the white stuff!

December 6, 2014

To The Rescue

This is what happens when you have one groomer, three snowmobiles and only three riders.

MTGA Snowmobile Rescue Service

November 30, 2014

November 22, 2014

Ooooh, Snow!

The Methow Valley got their first real snowfall yesterday. This morning there are about 7" of fresh snow on the ground in Twisp. Yippee!! Hopefully snowmobiling isn't far behind!

November 16, 2014

We're Back!

The November meeting of the MVSA is MONDAY, November 17, 2015 at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. This is a one-time meeting day change since the Senior Center is cleaning floors on Tuesday.

Potluck dinner starts at 6:00 PM and the monthly meeting starts at 6:45 PM. See you there!

March 7, 2014

Club Ride Alert!

When: Saturday, March 8th
Starting Point: Boulder Creek Sno-park, Winthrop, WA
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: Noonish at Baldy Pass

February 14, 2014

Club Ride Alert!

When: Sunday, February 16th
Starting Point: Goat Creek Sno-park, Mazama, WA
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: Noonish at the Sno-Park

It's time for the Bucket Run! Don't forget to bring your button. Haven't purchased your button yet? You still have time. Contact methowvalleysnowmobile at gmail (.) com.

The groomer will be out grooming the trail on Saturday for Sunday's ride.

See you there!

February 7, 2014

Club Ride Alert!

When: Sunday, February 9th
Starting Point: Goat Creek Sno-park, Mazama, WA
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: Noonish at  the Cattle Guard

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

We have enough snow to ride so let's enjoy it while we can!

February 4, 2014

It's Back On! The Charity Ride Resumes

Looks like we are getting enough snow that the Charity Ride has been rescheduled.


The Association of Okanogan County Snowmobile Clubs' Charity Program

FEBRUARY 22, 2014

The Ride will leave from the Goat Creek Sno-park at 10 a.m. (See the map below for the ride loop.) Donation lunch provided by MVSA. Donations accepted at Sno-park or at lunch stop.

Or send your donation to: 
The Association of Snowmobile Clubs
171 Duck Lake Road
Omak, WA  98841

Contact for more information:
Betty Wagoner - (509) 997-1312
Bonnie Coppock - (509) 826-2404
Chris Holm - (509) 996-3443
Julie Hensley - (509) 689-2843

Remember that all donations raised stay in Okanogan County

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Poll Results - How Many Snowmobiles Are In Your Household?

We had a great turnout for the poll last month. Thank you for voting! On average there are 2.7 snowmobiles per household based on the number of voters and the info submitted. Here is the final tally:

#Sleds   #Voters
    1             2
    2            14
    3             4
    4             9
    5             1

This means that everyone who voted each needs to go find a final .3 of a machine so we can all have three whole sleds. I'm not fond of riding partial sleds...they don't seem to run that well. Reminds me of when they break and are not whole.

Thanks again for voting. If you have a poll you would like to submit, send us an email or leave a comment.

January 28, 2014

Yet More Photos from a Club Ride

Here are pictures from the club ride on January 11th. The rendezvous point for lunch was supposed to be at Whiteface but due to snow drifts was moved to the Warming Hut.

Another 12 Man Ride!
Don enjoying his hot dog
Ed, Gail, Bill and Steve
Oops! Stuff happens.
Rich, Gail, Rick and Bob
Ski-doo rules! Ha ha!
There is snow up there
Tiffany and Stephanie

Thanks again to Dolly, our Vice President, for sending in these photos!

January 27, 2014

Another Day, Another Ride - Pics from January 25th

Pictures from the ride to Sweetgrass this past weekend. Thanks again to Dolly for providing us with fun shots in the snow!

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Bill and Eddie
Bill with a nice smile
Bob and Chuckwagon Chuck
Bob and Steve
Bob is stylin'
Chelsea on the trail
Craig and Chelsea
Dolly and Rich at Sweetgrass
Ed (he thinks this picture should be on the button next year!)
Foggy looking out towards Highway 20
Foggy Winthrop
Gail and Chris
Uh oh! Gail has the chicken!
Glad to be above the fog
Got warm clearing the tree
Hey, Jerry and Gail
Hugh trying to find the guys he lost. Again.
Julie says "Yay!"
Looking down at foggy Winthrop
Paul and Chelsea
Paul joined in today - hooray!
President Craig
Rich and Bob wishing they had Dolly's sled
Secretary Chelsea and President Craig
Snowmobiling makes you strong!
So happy to see Joe today
Sunbathing weather Chelsea
Sweetgrass Craig
Gathering at Sweetgrass
More of the gathering
Sweetgrass Tower
Ta da!
Thank you, Chuck, for all you do!
The dogs are always good - Udell and Chris
The views are wonderful but where's Dolly?