WCSA General Meeting and Christmas Party:

December 14, 2022

Doors open: 6:00pm

Meeting: 7:30pm

HOST CLUB:

North Lake Nomads

Refreshments provided by G.L.I.D.E.

 

LOCATION:

American Legion Post #399

N50 W34750 Wisconsin Ave

Okauchee, WI​

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Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's
Annual Christmas Party

Wednesday, December, 14

Join us at the American Legion in Okauchee for our annual Christmas Party. This year's meal will be catered by the Sausage Haus in Oconomowoc. The cost is $10 for adults and children 16 and under are just $5. Food will be served starting at 6:00 pm followed by the general WCSA meeting at 7:30 pm. After the meeting raffle prizes will be drawn.

The American Legion is collecting scarves, hats, mittens, and toys for our veterans, so please consider donating an item for our vets.
 

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Support Your Local Snowmobile Club

Help support your snowmobile trail system in Waukesha County by purchasing tickets for the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's annual raffle. The top prize is $3,000 cash. In all, we are giving away $5,000 in cash prizes.

 

All the proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets goes to the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association (WCSA). The WCSA and their member clubs help maintain, mark, insure and groom the snowmobile trail system in Waukesha County for the enjoyment of snowmobilers throughout the winter.

 

2022-23 Raffle Prizes:

  • 1st prize: $3,000

  • 2nd prize: $1,000

  • 3rd prize: $500

  • 4th prize: $250

  • 5th prize: $250

Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.

 

The raffle drawing will be held on March 8, 2023, at 8:00 pm at American Legion Post #399 in Okauchee, WI. Winners will be notified if their ticket is drawn. Winners are responsible for any taxes due.

Purchase your tickets from any Waukesha County Snowmobile Club or the following locations:

Snowmobile Clubs Celebrate 50th Anniversary

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These clubs are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this season. Each club was founded in 1972, right during the heyday of snowmobiling here in North America. In the early '70s, there were over 100 snowmobile manufacturers. Ski-Doo was the #1 brand at the time and in 1972 approximately 575,000 sleds were sold. Compare that to today where worldwide sales are just over 130,600 sleds last year.

Back in 1972, there wasn't a trail system to snowmobile on so club members created trails for their members to ride on. They started by asking farmers/landowners for permission to create a club trail on their property. Each club had its own trail where its members could ride each winter.

Eventually, clubs started working together and connected their club's trails to create the network of trails that ultimately became the snowmobile trail system we enjoy today. It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication by those founding members to get the trail system to this point. To ensure this annual winter tradition continues for the next 50 years, please join a local club and get your family involved to learn what it takes to ensure you have a trail to ride each season.

Graduation Celebration

Two $1,000 Scholarships
To Be Awarded

Attention High School Seniors and continuing education students: The Waukesha County Snowmobile Association is now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships for the 2022/23 snowmobile season. Click for more information. 

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Register Now for Snowmobile Safety Classes
New January Class Just Added

Do you know if you were born after January 1, 1985 and are at least 12 years old, you are required to have a snowmobile safety certificate in order to operate a snowmobile on public trails and areas in Wisconsin?

Snowmobile safety is of the utmost concern to the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association. It is important to us to teach young riders about Wisconsin's snowmobile rules and regulations, proper etiquette, and basic snowmobile maintenance and care so they become safe and responsible snowmobile operators. These classes aren't just for our youth, they are for anyone new to snowmobiling as it is required by Wisconsin State law.

View our Snowmobile Safety Page for Class Schedule

Waukesha area clubs provide snowmobile safety courses each year. Club members volunteer their time to offer classes each year. They go through a regulated training regiment and need to be approved by the Wisconsin DNR before they can teach a safety class.

WANTED: Snowmobiler Involvement

We are all starting to gear up for the upcoming snowmobile season but if you love getting out on the trails it's essential for you to get involved with a local club.

Clubs do more than just ride, they help preserve the sport for the next generation by doing the following:

  • Club members build relationships with landowners in order to secure permission for a trail to cross private property.

  • Help brush and mark the trails each season.

  • Organize fundraisers to help raise the needed funds for grooming, maintenance, and insurance.

  • Club members organize snowmobile safety classes to teach new snowmobilers about state laws, proper etiquette, and basic snowmobile maintenance.

  • Most importantly, club members volunteer their time and talents for all of the above so everyone can enjoy the ride each winter.

Contact a club today to learn how you can get invloved.

"With great power comes great responsibility"

The above quote is unforgettable advice Uncle Ben tells a young Peter Parker in the Spider-Man comics and movies, but it's also true when it comes to snowmobiling.
 
Today's snowmobiles are fast, powerful, and agile. With all that power at your disposal, the temptation to run through some fresh powder is sometimes hard to ignore. You decide to run your sled off-trail with much concern, but that decision can have an adverse effect.

Riding your snowmobile on Wisconsin's snowmobile trail system is a privilege and requires you to be a responsible rider. Your actions can and have resulted in landowners revoking trail access throughout Wisconsin. I'm sure you have seen the Facebook posts from clubs warning about trespassing and trail closures each winter because snowmobilers rode off-trail.

Please share the above video with those you ride with as it is our responsibility, as snowmobilers, to do whatever we can do to preserve the trails we ride on and respect the landowners for the privilege they have granted us. Also, take a moment to
review Wisconsin Snowmobile Laws before your first ride and get involved with a local snowmobile club. If we all do our part, we will continue to have a world-class trail system to enjoy for the foreseeable future.

Video "The Importance of Staying on Trails While Snowmobiling" courtesy of the International Snowmobilers Manufacturers Association,
gosnowmobiling.org.

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Join The Club

There are over 700 individuals and families who are members of one of the 17 snowmobile clubs in Waukesha County.  Club members are snowmobile enthusiasts, like yourself, who are dedicated to promoting the sport, snowmobile safety and maintaining the trail system in Waukesha County.

The benefits of club membership are many. You'll join like-minded individuals who enjoy the sport and its continuation, membership in the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) which represents all snowmobilers on state issues, participate in club rides and activities, received a yearly subscription to Wisconsin Snowmobile News and you qualify to purchase discounted Trail Passes for each snowmobile you own.

If you snowmobile, make it a point to join a club this year. To find a club near you visit our Member Clubs page today.