Category Archives: Membership

Renew your club membership today

Join_the_Club_Sq_profile_thumbRural Cass Snowmobile Club is asking you to renew your club membership for the 2015/2016 snowmobiling season. Please keep in mind that your membership helps keep more than 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails available in rural Cass County.

If you were a member last year, thank you.  We appreciate your help to keep the trails running.  If you forgot to renew your membership, this would be a great time to renew it. Here is a link to the membership application.

Win great prizes with new Sled’N Snap program

logo-mInterested in winning some great snowmobiling prizes just by taking some pictures while out snowmobiling? You can with a new program this year called Sled’N Snap. Some of the prizes you might win include two place aluminum tilt trailer or the use of this amazing 4 place aluminum snowmobile trailer.

To get started, head over to, register and upload a photo in the appropriate category. Categories include: Trail/Scenery/Wildlife, Action, Club Rides/Events, Buried, Shelters/Trailer, Youth/Family, Vintage and International Ride.

You can submit as many photos as you want between Sept 5 2013 and March 31 2014. Use digital photo entries ( .jpg or.png) and be no more than 4 MB. (No alcohol in the pics or they will get marked as ineligible.)

To be eligible for any of the contest prizes, you must have a registered snowmobile and enter your sled’s plate number. North Dakota residents can register snowmobiles here.

Grand Prize is use of a 4-place trailer for a year!

Ameri-lite-trailer-prize-6Sled’N Snap’s Grand Prize is the use of this amazing 4 place aluminum snowmobile trailer for a year. The mid-deck offers convenient loading for your sleds. The interior has great fit and finish with charcoal aluminum walls. It comes with many other great features such as a helmet cabinet, CD player with speakers, beavertail for easy loading and 15” black inlay wheels.

You also can win a 2-place tilt trailer

All entries in Sled’N Snap will be eligible to win a two place aluminum tilt trailer. Four trailers, one for all entries from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Dakota, will be given away by a random draw, so everyone has a chance! See contest rules for more information. Only residents of Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and North Dakota are eligible to win the trailer prizes.

Other North Dakota Prizes

The following prizes can be won by anyone with a sled registered in ND or non-rewidents who have an ND out of state Trail Permit. (Non North Dakota residents Out-of-State Public Trails & Lands Access Permit.)

These prizes include:

Time to renew your club membership

Thank you to those of you who have already renewed your membership to Rural Cass Snowmobile Club. We’ve got some snow and we’re working to be ready for trail opening as soon as we have enough snow.

If you haven’t yet renewed your membership, be sure to fill out the membership application and return it today.

We’ve got 5…

That’s right, we’ve already got five memberships for the 2013-2014 snowmobiling season.  Is your name on this list?

If “yes,” then THANK YOU for your support of the club. If not, then be sure to fill out the membership application and return it today.

United We Trail — Divided We Fail — Join a Snowmobile Club

Snowmobile clubs clear and create trails.  This is all done by volunteers who truly love the sport.  Without these hidden heroes, either the trails would not get cleared,  and most trails would close, or some entity (say, the state) would have to pay a team of workers to do the grunt work.  And if that happened, you could expect to pay several hundred dollars, maybe even a thousand, to register your snowmobile each year.

Members of the snowmobile clubs groom the trails. Again, these are more of the hidden heroes who spend their time in a slow-moving groomer, tending to the trails and making them as smooth as they are.  Remember, if you are not a club member you have no right to complain about trail conditions.

While we’re talking trails, who do you think puts up all the stop signs, the directional arrows and the signs that tell you the distance to the next gas station or restaurant?  If you said “the snowmobile clubs,” give yourself 10 points and keep reading, because we’ve only just begun.

When funding is needed to pay for groomers, insurance or trails development, do you know where that money comes from?  Sure, the $15 or $20 people spend to join a snowmobile club helps, but in most states the money comes from snowmobile registrations and gas tax rebates.  Why does our sport get this money from the state?  Because our sport is organized.  If the state snowmobile association can talk about its 25,000 members, for example, and then those members call their local lawmakers and ask for support, the bill has a much better chance of getting funded.  Furthermore, it is the snowmobile clubs and state associations that fight the battles to open public lands to snowmobilers, and there is strength in numbers.  Become one of those numbers.

 With some clubs and associations, membership brings financial benefits.  I know I get a couple grand worth of accidental death and dismemberment insurance, I get discounts at sponsoring businesses and I get the state publication.  All this and more, for a mere $40 a year.

Belonging to a club makes for better, safer snowmobiling.  That’s right, surveys and accident statistics have shown that snowmobile club members have a much lower accident rate than non-club members.  Why?  Because club members tend to be conscientious, they tend to stress safety and they are aware of safe-riding issues.

Belonging to a snowmobile club gives you a great social outlet for your favorite hobby.  You can attend club rides, go to club meetings, take part in club fundraisers or take a club trip to a faraway snowmobiling destination.  Belonging to a club gives you a good opportunity to ride with different people, experience different area and hang out with people who have similar interests.

You probably spent at least $6,000 for that last new snowmobile, $1,000 for a trailer, $350 for bibs and coat, $200 for a helmet, $150 for gloves and boots.  (And many of us with families have two or more of everything.)  After all this and more, what’s $25 and some of your time to help maximize your enjoyment in snowmobiling and protect this big money investment?

Frankly, if you do not belong to a club where you live and occasionally lend a helping hand, don’t ever complain about: no new trails to ride, not enough trail signs, the trail is too bumpy, or anything else.  You got your money’s worth, you got a free ride.

Join a club.  Help build new trails, improve existing trails, put up more signs, maybe even run a groomer once in a while.  Then they will feel more like your own personal trails.

To join the club, please complete the membership application.

Join the club!

It’s that time of year again, time to renew your membership to the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club.
With your club membership, you’ll also automatically be enrolled as a member of Snowmobile North Dakota.

If you enjoy the local groomed snowmobile trails, please support the local snowmobiling club by joining. Click to print membership application