Next club meeting Sat 3/14/20 6PM 129 Presidential Hwy Jefferson NH all are welcome and encouraged to attend.
2019-2020 Trail maps now available. Send $6.00 to Jefferson Hilanders S.C. Po Box273 Jefferson NH 03583. Click our Facebook link to see map. Be sure to include your return address with remittance.
Trails are open
We tried grooming Thursday PM after the snow stopped falling only to find conditions were not conducive to good grooming, hopefully colder temps overnight will dry out the base and allow us to groom Friday PM.
All trails groomed Wednesday AM 2/26/20, conditions are beginning to reflect the 50 deg sunshine days of the past week. Roadway trails are still in good shape where woodland trails are beginning to show bare spots especially Agnew and 25$ trails. Be careful and watch your speed as trails are loose granular with ice for a base steering and stopping can be difficult.
We have had recent complaints about our reporting of snow depths. In our defense our trail system runs in elevation from 1100Ft at the Groomer shed to 1600ft at Agnew and FR93 to 2200ft at Cherry mt rd and the Fire tower trail to 3600ft at the top of the Fire Tower Trail. Snow depths can range from Zero at the Groomer Shed to Feet at the top of the Fire Tower Trail. Lots can happen in the 2500ft between point A and B.
VIP Access to 7,000 miles of NH Snowmobile Trails
From Dan Gould NHSA Executive Director:
One little understood aspect of snowmobiling is the cost of grooming. Imagine that you could buy a single-day lift ticket and then ski all season at any resort in the state at no additional cost. Crazy talk, right?
Well, that’s essentially what you get with a snowmobile registration. It costs about the same as a single-day on the slopes but allows VIP access to 7,000 miles of trails anywhere in NH. For the whole year! That’s the best deal on snow, and you can thank a tiny number of club volunteers who make it a reality.
Problem is, registration dollars no longer cover the costs of making smooth trails. What’s a volunteer to do if they don’t have enough cash to fill the groomer with fuel? That’s the question that snowmobilers face today. The answer is obvious. We all need to pitch in and make life easier for the club volunteers to maintain the trails we love so much. It’s the least we can do.
[Ken adds] Even if you are unable to physically help, it will help if you join a club that’s on the trail systems you ride. In other words, if you spend some decent time riding in the Jefferson area, it would help our club if you joined our club for your registration. Thanks!
REGISTER YOUR SLED
Join Through NHSA online.
NHSA’S website is back online, nhsamembership.com, allowing sledders to join clubs using their app. You now have the option of joining as an individual or as a family at different rates, individual $25.00, Family $30.00.
Join through the club directly.
Do it right here in three easy steps!
1. Download our Jefferson Hi-Landers Membership Form.
2. Complete printed form, and mail with your check to PO BOX 273 Jefferson NH 03583
3. We will send you your NHSA membership “VOUCHER” which will allow you to register your machine at any NH OHRV authorized facility.
Note: The cost will be the same as in the past, $25.00 as an individual or $30.00 as a family.
Jefferson Hi-Landers CLUB OFFICERS
- President: Bob Roy
- Vice President: Jesse Libby
- Treasurer: Opal Bronson
- Secretary: Rose Sullivan
- Trail Master: Jerry Mello
- Trail Administrator: Jack Sullivan
Jefferson Hi-Landers Club Meetings
Club meetings are usually held at 6PM on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
129 Presidential Hwy (RT2) Jefferson, NH
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
If there are any changes they will be posted to the “Club Calendar”
The law states that a Groomer has the right of way. Common sense says DO NOT PASS A MOVING GROOMER!!!
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR PASSING A GROOMER approved by NHSA map and trails committee
- FOR ONCOMING SLEDS: The sled should pull off the trail and allow the groomer to pass by.
- OVERTAKING A GROOMER: The groomer operator should find a safe place to pull over and stop. The rider can then check to see if they can safely pass the groomer.
NOTE: The groomer operator will not signal a sled to pass.
Reason: Each rider must take responsibility for passing the Groomer.
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES GOVERNING PASSING A TRAIL GROOMER.
215-c:8 operation of snowmobiles.
section IIIb, Item 3: 10 miles per hour at trail junctions on parking lots, or when passing Trail grooming equipment.