SUPER 500 FUN-RUN AND RAFFLE RESULTS
SNOWMOBILE ALLIANCE ANNUAL DINNER
SUPER SUCCESS! We had a great turnout for our Super $500 Fun-Run and Raffle Party. Over 100 people turned out for the event and we want to thank everyone for their support of the snowmobile trails and local businesses in the Washburn area!! Here is our winner list:
1st Prize: 2017 Arctic Cat LXR 4000 Snowmobile
Carol Mashlan, Mason
2nd Prize: $500 cash: Mike Carr, Eau Claire, WI
3rd Prize: $250 cash: Aaron Mager, Washburn, WI
4th Prize: $100 cash: Joe Amrein, Washburn, WI
Fun-Run Raffle: (those who visited 5-11 local businesses)
1st Prize: $500 cash: Homer Moore, Washburn, WI
2nd Prize: $100 cash: Joni Gierczic, Washburn, WI
3rd Prize: $75 cash: Todd Bonney, Bayfield, WI
Thanks again to everyone! A complete list of sponsors will follow.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 1:00pm for the annual Alliance dinner. This year Namakagon Trail Groomers will be hosting this event. The club has choose Garmisch Resort on beautiful Lake Namakagon located on Garmish Rd. You can get there either off of County Hwy M or County Hwy D. Garmish Rd starts and stops either at M or at D.
The cost is $20.00 and includes tax and tip. The following are your choices:
1. Boneless Bavarian Pork Chop: 8oz chop topped with port gravy and served with sauerkraut.
2. Chicken Marsala: sauteed chicken breast with mushrooms, green onions, Marsala, and demi glaze.
3. Northern Pike: deep fried or broiled.
All options include a dinner salad, rolls, baked potato or rice pilaf, dessert and coffee.
RSVP please by March 6 with your menu option and also your choice of either the baked potato or rice pilaf.
We will be sending out reminders end of the month. Please send your choices to this email.
Namakagon Trail Grooms Board
Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month September through April. Locations vary. Meetings start at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!. NEXT CLUB MEETING will be Wednesday, February 15th at Patsy's, Washburn, starting at 6pm.
December 2916 Meeting Minutes
November 2016 Meeting Minutes
September 2016 Meeting Minutes
April 2016 Meeting Minutes
Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance
In case you were wondering…..
The Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance is the official “organization” of all the local snowmobile clubs in Bayfield County. They are a non-profit organization that is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of club members throughout the County. They hold monthly meetings and are responsible for purchasing and maintaining the grooming equipment for the County trail system. They operate on a budget that comes from snowmobile registration dollars in the state plus other funding from area businesses and Club fundraisers.
The Alliance is responsible for making final decisions on trails in the County, whether it is for building new trails, relocating trails or repairing existing trails. They work closely with the local Clubs to keep the trail systems open and well maintained. The ValHellers, like other local Clubs, maintains a section of local trails around their respective communities. Although we don’t groom, we maintain relationships with landowners, we brush and clear the trails and put up signs. We also work closely with the Alliance on larger issues such as culverts, gravel, etc.
New Membership Benefit!
Membership Benefits! Your membership in the Washburn ValHellers will soon provide you access to the newest, greatest, must-have for a snowmobilier.....A true GPS Map of the Bayfield County Snowmobile Map on your smart phone.....showing you where you are at ON THE SNOWMOBILE MAP!! Developed by a native of Washburn, Mark Smolen......More details to follow soon but check it out at.....
Check back for updated trail information. Winter is coming! Trails are Open!
Click Below for Bayfield County Trail Information:
Bayfield County Trail Report
Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance
Pick up your Bayfield County Snowmobile Trail map at Leino's Gas and Goods, downtown Washburn or click here.
Trail Groomer News!
We wanted to share the good news with all business owners in Washburn that our club has secured its own trail groomer for this upcoming season! This groomer will be housed, serviced and fueled right in Washburn and will be grooming Trail #13 in and out of Washburn 2-3 times per week based on conditions. This is a huge change as in past years our local trail was groomed by a machine located outside of the community. If our snow cooperates, we expect this to drastically improve the trail conditions for riders to and from the City which means better snowmobile traffic to our business community.
WI Snowmobile Trail Pass
All snowmobiles which will be operated on public trails are required to have a NEW Trail Pass. This became effective July 1, 2015. You will receive a discount on this pass if you are a paid member of this club. You can find our club membership information here and you can find more details on the trail pass click here.
Welcome New Members
Are you interested in becoming a member of our Club? It's easy! Click here to go to our Member Information page.
Special Thanks To Our Business Supporters
We would like to thank the following businesses for their continued support:
Sell's Pine Creek Pit Stop
Tri Lakes Timbers Resort
Pine Cone Oly's
And we would like to welcome and thank Little Nikkis of Cornucopia.
Thank you all for your support!
Hats Off to Our Landowners!
Equally as important as our sponsors, we would be nothing if not for our local landowners that allow us access to their property in order to offer some of the best trails in Bayfield County!
Thanks to all who support our club!
Landowner Dinner Oct. 18th
We have confirmed the annual landowners dinner at the Pine Creek Pit Stop for Tuesday, October 18th. We will have the cash-bar social from 5pm to 6pm followed by a buffet dinner at 6. Open to all club members....Please come on out to thank our landowners as well as a great supporting business for our club.
We will be sending out invitations to landowners within the next week.
Snowmobiling Safety Tips from the Wisconsin DNR
Zero alcohol keeps you safe on the trail. Drinking alcohol before snowmobiling or during your ride slows your reactions, impairs your judgment, and is a leading contributor to snowmobiling deaths. Last winter, alcohol was involved in 70 percent of the 23 snowmobiling fatalities. Join DNR in the international zero alcohol campaign that urges every snowmobiler to take personal responsibility for reducing alcohol-related crashes. Wisconsin conservation wardens will be handing out zero alcohol stickers to snowmobilers and asking you to display it.
Wisconsin's recreation safety specialists recommend you take these other precautions to stay safe on the trails this winter: Slow down. Speed is a contributing factor in nearly all fatal snowmobiling accidents. Drivers should proceed at a pace that will allow ample reaction time for any situation. Drive at moderate speeds, and drive defensively, especially after sunset. Carry a first-aid kit and dress appropriately, Your first-aid kit should include a flashlight, knife, compass, map, and waterproof matches. Always wear a helmet with goggles or a face shield to prevent injuries from twigs and flying debris. Wear layers of water-repellent clothing and make sure you have no loose ends that might catch in the machine or tangle in equipment. Avoid traveling across bodies of water when uncertain of ice thickness or water currents. Rapidly changing weather and moving water in streams and lake inlets also affect the thickness and strength of ice on lakes and ponds. Snow cover can act as a blanket and prevents thick strong ice from forming. Stay on marked trails or, where allowed, on the right shoulder of the road. Be alert for fences, tree stumps and stretched wire that may be concealed by snow. Never travel alone. Most snowmobile accidents result in personal injury. The most dangerous situations occur when a person is injured and alone. If you must travel alone, tell someone your destination, planned route, and when you will return.