Jefferson Hilanders Cookout/Meeting.
Saturday September 11th 20 Members showed up for the Meeting/Cookout. We elected Officers the only changes were that we eliminated the office of Vice President (leaving 5 officers and eliminating the possibility of tie votes) and electing Kim Perry as Treasurer. Thank you Kim for volunteering. We had a general meeting discussing Groomer repairs and maintenance, compensating Groomer Operators, equipment purchases, finances, Bon Fire matters and upcoming trail clearing work parties. We decided that Sept 29th is our date for taking ATV’s up Mt Washington we should plan on meeting at the Auto Road parking lot at noon. (it should be warmer in the PM) Each person will have to make there own reservations see the link above for all info. The first work party will be on October 2nd at the groomer shed 793 Meadows Rd 9.00AM and the next meeting is scheduled for October 9th at 129 Presidential Hwy at 7PM. This meeting was very well attended, informative and fun, I guess we will do it again next year. Thanks to all who attended.
Due to the covid 19 problem no club meetings will be held on the regular schedule. If an emergency arises we will have to meet somewhere where we can meet state requirements for safety.
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 our club online through NHSA’s website.
Join our club through NHSA’s website @, (NHSA.COM) and receive an emailed voucher from NHSA. 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 Vacant
- 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, Sept through April.
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.