Support your Snowmobile Clubs
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10. To create snowmobile trails, Snowmobile Clubs negotiate permission and proper insurance coverage for the season. Without the landowner partnerships, the snowmobiling sport would not exist.
9. Snowmobile clubs clear and create trails. After permission is granted, club volunteers work to create trails by clearing away the brush, cutting down obstructing limbs, hauling out trash and smoothing the base of the trails. Volunteers may have to build bridges to overpass creeks and low spots. The combined efforts of club volunteers are vital to the success of any snowmobiling club.
8. After creation, volunteer members of the snowmobile clubs continue to groom the trails, donating time to make the trails as smooth as they possibly can before the first snowfall of the season. Members spend a majority of their time on a slow moving groomer, to properly smooth out all of the trails.
7. While we’re talking trails, who do you think puts up all the stop signs, caution signs and directional arrows (just to name a few)? If you said “the snowmobile clubs,” give yourself 10 points and keep reading, because we’ve only just begun.
6. Discounted DMV Registration. Your NYSSA Club membership lowers your DMV Registration Fee. In New York, some Club funding comes from the Snowmobile Trail Fund, administered by New York State Parks, collected when you register your sled with DMV.But your Club membership is still needed. The reimbursement program does not come close to covering Clubs’ expenses.
5. Membership has its benefits. Membership in a NYSSA club gets you a voucher so your snowmobile registration will be $45 instead of $100. A large variety of discounts are also available, including the FREE $4,000 NILICO Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.
4. Belonging to a club makes for better, safer snowmobiling. Surveys and accident statistics have shown that snowmobile club members have a much lower accident rate than non-club members. Club members tend to be conscientious, they tend to stress safety and they are aware of safe-riding issues.
3. Belonging to a snowmobile club gives you a great social outlet. You can help out on trails, attend club rides, go to club meetings, take part in club fundraisers and travel on a club trip to a faraway snowmobiling destination. Belonging to a club gives you a good opportunity to ride with different people, experience different areas and hang out with new people who have similar interests.
2. Belonging to a snowmobile club makes you a part of the solution. Get involved. Take the initiative to help groom trails more often and repair trails. Snowmobile clubs seek fresh opinions and welcome feedback from all members.
And the #1 reason to join a snowmobile club: It’s just the right thing to do. For all the reasons listed above and many more, you should belong to a snowmobile club. The costs are minimal, the benefits are nice and it’s your responsibility to support the sport. It’s cheap, it’s simple and it’s right.
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FROM NYS DMV FOR SNOWMOBILES
Residents and Non-Residents Can Obtain Registration Online!
Once you renew your Club Membership, it’s easy to renew your Snowmobile Registration online!
DMV Snowmobile Registrations are in the mail – look for yours and RENEW TODAY!
Registrations Expire August 31 of each year. Your NYSSA Membership voucher expired March 31, 2013.
Join a NY Snowmobile Club and Save $55 on NY Snowmobile Registration
NYS Vouchers are available for the 2013-14 Snowmobile Season! Avoid the rush and get yours now, so you can SAVE when you renew your snowmobile registration. Join a club for the first time or renew before you go to DMV and your entire family can save. One family membership ($25) can save you the $90 trail fee for each sled in your family!