Spring conditions. Mostly ice below a thin layer of Mushy snow.
As of Sunday 3-10-19 we have used all our grooming hours for this season, we will continue to groom at our own expense (at a reduced schedule) until conditions deteriorate to a point where it becomes unsafe to keep the trails open.
Groomed all trails Monday PM 3-18. Conditions have deteriorated greatly over the past week with warm temps and sunshine. Many bare spots, rocks , open and running water. Unless we receive more snow grooming is useless on woodland trails. Fr93 and Red Brook Rd are still snow covered by a thin layer of mushy snow over ice. There is much evidence of sleds going off the trails in corners we cannot stress strongly enough for riders to WATCH YOUR SPEED as spring conditions prevail.
Please follow posted speed limits.
Respect the landowners who have given us right of way.
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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: Ken Jacquart
- Vice President: Lauren Jacquart
- 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 7PM on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
68 Kilkenny View Road, Jefferson, NH
(only house at the end of the road)
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.