Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

What do you love about SnowJam?


We are running a contest on the SnowJam page on Facebook where you can win a free entry fee for SnowJam 2013.  Just head over to the page and comment on the question about your favorite part of SnowJam.

In the next few days, we’ll be drawing a winner from the various people that took the time to comment.

Wondering where you can ride your sled in ND?

Snowmobile North Dakota has provided an interactive map that will help you locate the various snowmobile trails within North Dakota.

North Dakota has 14 state snowmobile trails, totaling just over 2800 miles, that are maintained by members of Snowmobile North Dakota. Trails are open to snowmobiling enthusiasts from December 1 through April 1, providing that the trail has a minimum of four inches of packed snow.

Download the Polaris snow trails mobile app

Polaris Industries is offering a snow trails mobile app for use on Apple and Android

With this app, you can:

  • View your location, road maps and weather conditions
  • Track your rides and share them on Facebook
  • Search for food, gas, Polaris dealers and more

Frequently Asked Questions About Club Membership

Aren’t local snowmobile trails paid for by the state? No, only a portion of the funding comes from the state. About 50% of the funds for grooming are based upon local fundraising. And, the state funds come directly from the number of snowmobiles registered, and these sleds must be registered in North Dakota to count.

How much does it cost to groom the trail? Grooming costs average $10-12 per mile. Even if the person running the groomer is a volunteer, the costs add up.

Are there other ways to help? The club can definitely use your help in other ways, such as trail signing and other activities. As a club member, you’ll receive the club’s newsletter, which will you let you know of club events.

How do I join the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club? To join the club, please complete the membership application.

Club to meet Tuesday evening

Rural Cass Snowmobile Club will meet again on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 PM at the Pizza Ranch, Casselton. The meetings are held in the back meeting space, and all club members and interested local snowmobilers are invited.

The club serves the communities of Amenia, Arthur, Casselton, Davenport, Mapleton, and Leonard

Items on the agenda will include:

  • SND Convention update from those that attended
  • Trail signing recap
  • Membership drive
  • Club events
  • SnowJam 2013
  • Other items brought forward by attendees

North Dakota State Snowmobile Ride Scheduled

Mark your calendars now for the annual North Dakota State Snowmobile Ride. The ride will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Fordville. It will be hosted by RidgeRunners Snowmobile Club.