Monthly Archives: November 2010

Snowmobile North Dakota schedules meeting in Casselton


Snowmobile North Dakota will hold a Region 5 Trail Meeting on Friday, Dec 3, at 7 PM at the Country Kitchen, Casselton.

Agenda items will include:

  • Communications between clubs, associations and SND
  • Grooming operations and paperwork
  • Trail signing requirements and trail inspections
  • SND Events
  • National Snowmobile Organization report
  • ND Parks and Recreation discussion of state laws
  • Trail enforcement
  • Non-resident trail pass program
  • Youth snowmobile safety education

All local snowmobilers are encouraged to attend.

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2nd annual SleddinXpo features all things snowmobiling


Head out Saturday, Dec 4 for the 2nd annual SleddinXpo at the Scheels Arena in Fargo. SleddinXpo brings together snowmobilers of all ages at a sledding-centric venue. Show hours are Noon to 9 PM.

On hand, you’ll find information any and all information on snowmobiling, including local and state snowmobile clubs, members of the racing circuit, and access to the newest sleds and gear for the upcoming season. Last year, nearly 1000 people attended this event.  Learn more at www.sleddinxpo.com.

Pictures from the week: Putting up signs on the northern loop


Several members of the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club were out Friday and Saturday to work on putting up the trail signs on the northern loop of the snowmobile trail. Here are some pictures as the work progressed.  Sounds like the signs are all up except between Argusville and Mapleton and the trail inspection by Snowmobile North Dakota has been scheduled for late this week.

Those helping sign this weekend included Keith Blixt, Jeff Seifert, Eric Hanson, Tom Bovee, Troy Klevgard, Sheila Klevgard and Greg Strommen.

Click on each picture to see it larger.

Today’s sledding joke: How to determine a REAL snowmobiler


  • Prays for snow every night.
  • Turns on the Weather Channel first thing every morning.
  • Curses the Weather Channel second thing every morning.
  • Doesn’t like to be passed under any circumstances.
  • Wants a new snowmobile every year.
  • Would rather ride than watch the Super Bowl.
  • Wishes he could forget about the speed limit.
  • Feels that no snowmobile suit is ever out of fashion, or too dirty to wear.
  • Would never admit to being tired out when riding with buddies.
  • Has no trouble choosing between an aftermarket pipe, or a new couch for the living room.
  • Is about as friendly as a grizzly bear when someone “high marks” him.
  • Refers to standing around as “wasting daylight.”
  • Thumb twitches when snow is forecast.
  • Enjoys the smell of two-cycle exhaust and the sound of revving engines.
  • Carries enough odds and ends in his “possibles bag” to make it home, regardless.
  • Views a heavy, fresh snowfall as an invitation to paradise.
  • Considers burgers, fries and malts a delicacy.
  • Can locate gas stations like a coon dog on a hot trail.
  • Considers his exact sled width when approaching two trees, out of control, and careening downhill.
  • Always knows (with GPS precision) which way is back.

Got a sledding joke you think we should publish? Email it to us at snowmobileclub@yahoo.com.

Trail signing continues with unique twist


Trail signing continued yesterday, with a group of five club members working on the northern loop of the Rural Cass County snowmobile trail.

With the recent snow, the group used a unique approach for both “delivering the signs” to the person who would place them, as well as taking out snowmobiles to use to actually put the up sign post.

“This was a great way to use sleds to help put out the trail signs,” said Jeff Seifert of Casselton, who is wearing the red coat in this linked video. Oh, and by the way, trail signing usually isn’t this easy.

Groups are going out to work on more of the signing today (Saturday, Nov 27). If you can help, meet at 9;30 AM at Keith Blixt’s farm to help on the north route (701-238-6555) or call Greg Strommen (701) 212-7002) to help on the southern route, where they will meet in Casselton at 8 AM.

5 Steps to Get Started in Snowmobiling


Interested in joining the 3 million people who already enjoy snowmobiling each year, but don’t know how to get started? Follow these five simple steps to get started in snowmobiling for a fun-filled winter with family and friends.

  1. Attend a snowmobiling show
    A snowmobiling show is a great place to start if you’re just discovering snowmobiling. Attending a snowmobiling show allows you to check out different models and brands of snowmobiles and talk to numerous dealers, so you can get the best deal! One local show is SleddinXpo.
  2. Visit a dealer
    There are several licensed snowmobile dealers in the area who can help you decide which snowmobile is best for you, based on your planned usage and within your price range. Snowmobile pricing starts at $2,000 for a used model and $6,000 for a new one.
  3. Licensing 
    North Dakota requires your snowmobile to be licensed or registered or to have a permit affixed to the snowmobile. Licensing information can be easily obtained at the ND Parks and Rec website.
  4. Find a location to snowmobile
    There are 225,000 miles of marked and groomed trails to explore in North America,, including 100 miles just in this area. Check out the local map posted on this website.
  5. Visit gosnowmobiling.org
    For those interested in learning more about snowmobiling, the gosnowmobiling.org Web site is an great tool for guidance. It provides information for the inexperienced snowmobiler on getting started in snowmobiling, dealers and renters in your area, destinations to snowmobile and more.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club!


Here’s wishing you a terrific Thanksgiving holiday from the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club.  We’re sure that one of the things you’re thankful for is a field full of fresh powder. If you see someone out getting the last of the snowmobile trail signs up, remember to give them a shout out too.