Summer 2016 Activity
Even though the winter is over, the club is active. We spend the summers preparing for winter by applying for grooming grants through Colorado State Parks (administered by Colorado Snowmobile Association), groomer maintenance and continuing our efforts in land management. Our first meeting for the 2016/2017 season will be September 6th 2016. Please visit our Land Management page to get updates on our summer work to ensure that we maintain our riding areas.
Vail Pass Fee Increase
The Vail Task Force and USFS are proposing a fee increase for Vail Pass. The fee increase is proposed to be $9a day from $6 and $100 a year from $40 now. The club has discussed this increase and voted to oppose the increase. We feel that the service is not very adequate now (plowing, signage, etc), and that more money won't simply fix the issues. There are usually four or more FS agents at the area and we do not feel that there is a need for more. The grooming funds from this area come from Colorado State Parks, the same as the Powder Hounds. This money is primarily gathered from snowmobile registrations. The non-motorized group in the area does not contribute to this beyond the daily use fee that motorized people pay as well.