December 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the online edition of The Alberta Snowmobiler!

Since 1971


Many of you may have already received the news that SnoRiders Magazine is no longer printing and mailing out their magazines. The ASA had a section in the magazine to publish and share timely news, information and messages from the Board of Directors and staff of the association. We will now be doing that with an in season monthly newsletter, to keep you up to date on snowmobiling in Alberta.
All future issues of The Alberta Snowmobiler will be sent to our members by e-mail and found on the website under the News section.

SnoRiders is still available to view online. The link to view it is below:

http://online.fliphtml5.com/xzdq/nhun/#p=21



Many of you have already purchased your 2019-2020 ASA Membership. Thank

you so much for your support. To get your $80 membership and trail pass

(as of January 1st, the price will increase to $90) you can contact your

local club or purchase online through our website. Here's a link to

purchase online: http://albertasnowmobile.ca/get-involved/asa/join-asa




Thank you to all those worker bees who volunteered clearing trails this

fall. We wouldn't have trails to ride without you. Contact your local

club to find out if and when trails in your area will be open. There is a

list of club contacts on the ASA website (albertasnowmobile.ca)

Pictured above: We would love to give a special shout out to the volunteers from McMurrary Sno-Drifters for coming out this past weekend to clear trails. Big thank you to Alicia and Trevor Houg, Christian Matt, Brent Christensen, Dave Leslye, Cory Manns and Terry the Sno-Drifter's president. There is still work to do if you're in the area and have time to help out. Call (780)792-7603.

Upcoming Events


ASA Jamboree January 18th

This year the Jamboree will be hosted by Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club.
For more information and to register visit their website at https://absnowmobileclub.com/


Northland Sno-Goers 50th Anniversary Rally February 1st

January 31st to February 2nd 2020. All events located at the Fox Creek Community Hall.



Whitecourt 40th Anniversary Sled Invasion February 14th-16th

Celebrate with the Whitecourt club in downtown Whitecourt as they break their world record for longest snowmobiling parade. There are many more family friendly events throughout the February 14th weekend. Visit www.whitecourttrailblazers.ca/events/ or email info@whitecourttrailblazers.ca for more details.



More events can be found on our website here.
http://albertasnowmobile.ca/get-involved/asa/events


ASA Club Zone Highlights

This month’s zone highlight is from Lyle

Birnie, ASA Regional Director for the Iron Horse Zone and Past President

of the association .


"I spent quite a bit of time with Marianne Janke from the Iron horse

office at the show and she keeps me in touch with all that is happening.

There has been some water line work between Smokey Lake and Bellis and

there are some problems with the cleanup. Geo Deputat did some

inspections regarding gravel removal and not replaced. I had a good

visit with Michelle Wright from Smoky Lake County Economic Development

and the County has been putting pressure on the contractors to clean up

their mess.


Cold Lake Club held their annual Sleds & Threads function on

November 2nd. They had dealer displays silent and live auctions and a

Prime Rib dinner. I would have liked to attend but with the financial

cuts from the Province it was too costly. Kevin Lester sent me a sign

order and I have passed it on to Janet


The Zone had two award winners this year. Dean Dube from Cold Lake won

the groomer award and St Paul Trail Blazers won the zone Club of the

year.


There are meetings coming up with the Buffalo First Nations and the

local Counties about a new trail through the reserve. They will keep me

in touch when this takes place."


ASA Zone Map link:

https://albertasnowmobile.ca/discover/resources/trail-guide


We have some exciting new partnerships to announce.

EXPANSE COTTAGES


If you are riding or passing through the David Thompson, Rocky Mountain

House or Nordegg areas, check in and stay the night with our new

corporate partners at

PURSUIT Hotels


Heading to or through Jasper? Get discounted room rates at all their

Jasper hotels, including the Sawridge, when you show your ASA membership

card!


Visit our sponsors:




To become an ASA sponsor follow this link:

https://albertasnowmobile.ca/get-involved/our-partners/become-sponsor