NHSA and NH Snowmobiling Facts
NHSA Memberships: 44,018
Number of Clubs: 117
President: Lucy Ford of Alexandria, NH (21st President)
Miles of Trails: 6,969
Other Important Facts:
Hampshire Snowmobile Association is pleased to report that the total impact on
the state’s economy (direct, indirect and induced impacts) of traveler
spending was nearly $1.2 billion. Total direct spending by snowmobile
travelers was 1.0 percent of the gross state product and was more than 10
percent of all traveler spending in the state.
2003-2004 season, over 56,100 hours of volunteer time was dedicated to
making snowmobiling possible in the State of New Hampshire.
According to the
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the approximate total of snowmobile
registrations for the 2004 –2005 season will be between 60 and 65 thousand.
Our Easter Seals
Ride-In was held in Gorham New Hampshire at the Town & Country Motor Inn
this past February. The clubs raised over Ninety Two Thousand Dollars
($92,000.00+) this year. All of the money raised stays in New Hampshire and
supports Easter Seals Camp Sno-Mo located in Gilmanton.
Hampshire Snowmobile Association will kick off the season with the NHSA Grass
Drags and Water Crossing Championships being held on October 7-9 at
Peterson’s/Brookvale Farm in Fremont, NH. This is the largest grass drag and
water-crossing event that is held in the United States and draws more than 20,000+
this year, we held a “Groomer Rodeo”. This was a two-day event, which was
held at the Balsams Wilderness Ski Area, located in Dixville Notch. This was a
fantastic opportunity for the manufacturer reps and dealers from the six major
groomer manufacturers to be able to display their equipment and the latest
technology, while at the same time, being able to demonstrate the machinery and
talk one-on-one to the perspective snowmobile clubs.
NHSA is still
committed to working with our two state agencies as we have done in the past. We
have an excellent working relationship with the New Hampshire Fish and Game
Department law enforcement and the Department of Resources and Economic
Development/Bureau of Trails. We attend several monthly meetings together and
work on safety and trail projects throughout the year with both agencies.
New Hampshire Snowmobile Association would like to “Thank You” for
your support throughout the year. As always, please do not hesitate to contact
us, if we can be of assistance in any matter to you.