April 13th is our last general meeting for this season. We will be having our annual Chili Contest. Bring some Chili to put in the contest. There is a nice prize for the best Chili. If you don't have a Chili recipe, bring a side dish to share.
We will be selecting the best "stuck" of the year, so bring a picture of one of your buddies stuck in a tree well or buried in a creek.
We will also be selecting new officers for next year.
Dinner starts about 6:30 with a short meeting to follow.
New Groomed Trails
GVSA has added new groomed trails to the program this year. Due to improvements on part of the Big Sky Trail through the Swan Creek area, we are now able to groom all the way from Little Bear to the top of Portal Creek.
We have also groomed Forest Service Trail 527 in the Carrol Creek area this year. The new groomed trail starts at the upper parking lot on Fairy Lake Road and ends on the road to Flathead Pass. This will allow you to ride all the way from the lower Fairy Lake parking lot to Flathead Pass on a groomed trail (about a 20 mile round trip ride).
If you try out the new trails, please let us know what you think. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New trail use permit required
A new trail pass will be required to use groomed trails this year. Click here for a detailed explanation of the new trail pass. In summary:
* The pass costs $18
* It is good for 3 years
* It does not replace the (permanent) state registration sticker
* The pass applies to snowmobiles, snow bikes, fat tire bikes and any other mechanized equipment using the groomed trail
* Revenue generated by this pass goes directly to the Montana State Parks Snowmobiling Program which funds the trail grooming programs throughout the state
Click here for a list of local vendors selling the pass.