December 26, 2015

December 10, 2015

December MVSA Meeting Reminder

Reminder about the December MVSA club meeting...

Tuesday, December 15th
Potluck is at 6 p.m.
Meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. sharp!
Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp

We will be finalizing plans for serving the upcoming Community Christmas dinner for sure!

November 13, 2015

Grooming Schedule Updated

The grooming schedule for the 2015-2016 season is available over on the Mountain Trails Grooming Association site.

If you are interested in riding along on the groomer during one of their runs, email MTGA at It can be a long day and the groomer isn't a speedy ride, but it is fun way to experience a day in the life of a grooming machine operator. Don't forget to bring your lunch and camera. You never know what you might see as you are crawling along.

October 31, 2015

Avalanche Awareness

This is something that all snowmobile riders should be aware of.

If you're a skier, rider, snowshoer, snowmobiler or anyone that likes to get out in the mountains during the winter, please join us for a free (that's right, free) avalanche awareness presentation from the Northwest Avalanche Center and North Cascades Mountain Guides.

December 3rd at 6pm
Aero Methow Training Room in Twisp

The presentation will be useful for those without any formal avalanche education and a great way to get your brain back into avalanche mode for those with avalanche education. For those of you who are avalanche geeks, I'll stay after the NWAC avalanche awareness presentation to answer questions and share information from the Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Nov. 8 in Seattle...)

If you have any questions, please email josh "at"

Aero Methow does not  have a lot of parking so please carpool if possible.

October 15, 2015

2015 - 2016 Ride Schedule

Okay all you sledheads. The 2015-2016 ride schedule has been posted on our calendar. Just click on the calendar tab and you will see the rides starting in December. That is if we have snow on the ground. Any cancellations will be posted here on the blog and on our Facebook page.

October 2, 2015

For Sale

Members, if you have a snowmobile or related gear for sale, let us know and we will post it on the blog and on our Facebook page.  FREE!

Just send us an email along with photos, a description of the item(s) for sale, the price, and how you want to be contacted.

September 22, 2015

October 2015 Meeting

The first meeting of the season will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Methow Valley Senior Center. We are meeting on a different date other than the normal 3rd Tuesday of the month - but just for October.

Potluck is at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 6:45 PM.

See you there!

Don't forget to bring your dues for the 2015/2016 season.

September 13, 2015

Newsletter & Fall Picnic

The Fall edition of the MVSA newsletter was emailed today to club members. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder first, and then message us so we can look into why you did not get it.

Also, the Fall Picnic will be held at the Tillman residence next Sunday, September 20th at 2 p.m.  Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert.

July 11, 2015

The winner of our 2015 $1000.00 School Scholarship goes to Lily White.

Jessica Blethen presented the award and told us of Lily's accomplishments throughout the year. 

Jessica presenting to Lily

Lily White and Jessica Blethen
The Methow Valley Snowmobile Associations is proud to present Lily White  our scholarship for $1000.00.
The club does many fund raisers through the year for this scholarship.

Lily will be attending the University of  Washington and will be majoring in Kinesiology.

April 22, 2015

We Came, We Ate, We Awarded

This past Saturday, the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association held their annual awards dinner. The evening kicked off with a social hour at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. There was lots of laughter as members reminisced about the 2014-2015 sledding season. Although snow was little to non-existent in much of Washington state, there was enough in the Methow to keep it fun for most of the winter months.

Dinner was delayed when there was a mishap with our prime rib. Shortly before the club went to pick up dinner fixings, the rotisserie malfunctioned and many pounds of meat fell into the grease at the bottom of the machine. Kudos to Jackson at Hank's Market for scrambling to provide grilled New York strip steaks for forty people. Along with the steaks, members chowed down on either baked potatoes or a potato casserole, Caesar salad, and cake or George's world-renown cheesecake.

Creative Table Decorations

MVSA Members Enjoying Dinner
After dinner, it was time to hand out the awards. The Awards Committee, composed of Rich Stahl, Chuck Ultican and Julie Johnson, count ballots and make sure the awards are ready to go.

The most improved rider award went to Sam Lindsey. Snowmobiler of the Year went to Ted Lindsey.

Ted Lindsey and Sam Lindsey
The Lifetime Award was given to Paul and Pat Tillman. Normally this award goes to a single person but the Awards Committee decided that both Paul and Pat were very deserving because of all that they do for the club.

Paul and Pat Tillman
The Snowmobile Lamp went to Bob Adams for being the most entertaining rider of the year. At the start of the awards portion of the evening, both Bob and Ted received Sea-Doo stickers for their sleds. Seems they both wanted to use their sleds in the water and not on the snow. Thanks to Xtreme Power Sports for providing the stickers and to the guys for being good sports about it.

Bob Adams

Bob Adams and Ted Lindsey - MVSA Sea-Doo Owners
Lastly, Udell Sanders was called up where a special thank you gift was presented to him and his wife, Georgia. The Sanders are long time members of the MVSA and will be relocating to the "wetside" this coming summer. We will certainly miss them.

Udell and Georgia Sanders
Thank you to our officers who served this past year: Craig Stahl - President, Dolly Stahl - Vice President, Chelsea Miller - Secretary, and Pat Tillman - Treasurer. Also a round of thanks to our board members for their service: Rich Stahl, George Brown, Chuck Ultican and Udell Sanders.

While snowmobiling season is done for the year, there are still events taking place in the coming weeks for club members. Winthrop's 49'ers Day where we will have a float in the parade and serve up brats and hot dogs afterwards, plus the Memorial Day Rodeo that is a major fundraising event for the club. 

April 11, 2015

MVSA Awards Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015
              Social Hour: 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Methow Valley Senior Center, Twisp

Dinner will be prime rib, a big salad and a nice dessert cake.

Please RSVP by April 13th to

March 26, 2015


The club ride is on for this coming weekend, March 28th. We will be leaving from Cache Creek and riding to Hart's Pass. Departure time is 9:00 a.m.

NOTE: there is a size limitation for tandem axle trailers on the Hart's Pass Road. Max size allowed is 20' including the tongue. If you've been across Dead Horse Point, you will understand why. :-)

MTGA is grooming the trails on Friday!

Hope to see you there.

March 18, 2015

Club Ride to Parachute Meadows and up to Tiffany Lake

Ed kicked back.

On the way to Tiffany Lake

Bill F. is ready on his new machine

Steve S and Julie J

Ted L

Here's Betty W

Jennie S

John and Kaelen from  MN 

Jerry and Ted plotting

Steve S top of Honeymoon

Bill F and Betty W looking from the top of Honeymoon Pass

Julie J top of Honeymoon Pass

Jenn on Honeymoon Pass 

We were ready for lunch at Parachute Meadows

Sam L must be full of it! Hot Dogs that is! We love Sam!

Jenn and Ed

Chuck and our Chuck wagon. Thanks for all the hot dogs!

Chelsea M Dave D. and Jessica B  

On a adventure we had never gone before and found snow!

Julie J

Whee you going Jenn?

We were over There!

Top of the ridge overlooking to Tiffany. Never been before how fun!