Our Mission Statement

The Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club (PNWVSC) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the historical preservation of snowmobiling. The PNWVSC works towards this aim through collections, shows, outdoor events, public outreach, and associations.

Recent News
  • New Clothing Order Just Came In!

    Posted on 12/07/18 at 08:17 PM

    The latest clothing order from Tags with our club's logo just got in.  It is too late to give your loved ones Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile logo clothing for Christmas.  But there is time to get a special gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or how about Valentines for that special I Love You heart gift.  Then too, it is nice to look the part for our vintage rides and shows.  

    Contact Kevin Hancock at the club's email: pnwvsc@gmail.com if you want to get find out how to get cool with the proper outfitting.  yes

     


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  • New Upcoming Event - Lolo Winterfest 2019

    Posted on 12/05/18 at 09:20 PM

    A group of us were discussing going to the Lolo Winterfest (Montana) this coming January, 2019. 

    Below is a current Winterfest 2019 flyer.  This year, they moved all the fun timed events (skijoring, slalom run and clover run) to Saturday, so they anticipate larger crowds and exposure to the sport.

     

    Last year the Lolo Hot Springs Bar had fuel for sale and I'm told they plan sell it again this year.  But they advise bringing your own as they charge around $4.50/gallon and the closest gas station is 28 miles east in Lolo Mt. where fuel prices are much cheaper.    To be clear, Winterfest is held at Lolo Hotsprings, 28 miles west of Lolo MT on Highway 12.

     
    Lodging:
    The Lodge at Lolo Hot Springs
    Sherri or Rodger (406) 273-2201
    Nice rooms and offers a special rate for vintage snowmobilers for Winterfest.  Be sure to mention Winterfest when registering.  The Lodge also has a large indoor soaking pool.  Call soon, as they already have 12 reservations for Winterfest weekend.
     
    Lolo Hot Springs (Bar, hot springs & cabins)
    38500 W. Highway 12
    Lolo, MT 59847
    General Information: 877-541-5117
    Pool: 406-273-2290
    Bar and Restaurant: 406-273-2297
    Cabins and RV Rentals: 406-273-2294
    Rustic cabins - some have bathrooms, others use a common washroom.  Bar has food and drinks and is open from 9:00 am - 2:00 am Friday - Saturday.  They have the large outdoor hot springs.  
     
    Winterfest fees:
    • Timed Events.  See the flyer for details.  Entry is $15/class if you pre-register, $20/class for late, same day registration.  Emphasis is on fun & skill, not speed.  
    • Vintage Show.  There is a $5/sled entry fee to help defray the cost of the trophies.  We have two classes - Unrestored Vintage and People's Choice.   The show is in the Event Field across the road from the Lodge and Bar and is an on-the-snow show, so sleds have run on their own power. or be towed.   
    There is no fee for the vintage ride on Sunday.  They have a waiver from MT Fish & Game/USFS so that vintage sleds are NOT required to have a trail pass for the ride.  They go to the warming hut and back - around 16 -20 miles depending on which trails we take.  Club usually fires up the grill at the hut and provides hot dogs & hamburgers.  
     
     

       

     

    Finally some of us are thinking of staying longer to enjoy the local trail system and play areas with

    our modern, also known as 'Nice Sleds".  There are snowmobile rentals for you die-hard vintage

    snowmobile riders who need a modern ride.  It is a trail and play area, so a later machine can keep up

    the trails are also welcome:

    If you have questions contact Stephen Phillips:pnwvsc@gmail.com.


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  • New Upcoming Event - The Last Resort Annual Show and Riding Event

    Posted on 12/02/18 at 10:02 PM

    The Last Resort and Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club are sponsoring a vintage snowmobile show, and vintage snowmobile ride. The show is in the area behind the motel on Saturday February 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    On Sunday the vintage snowmobile ride will meet in the area behind the motel starting at 9:30 a.m. leaving around 10:00. We will ride the trails close to the resort returning when we are ready to come back.

    Last year we had to cancel due to no snow.  Hopefully having it earlier in the year this will not be a problem.  Most of us stay in the resort's motel.  During the event there is an avalanche course.  Rooms will fill up fast, so make your reservations early!  Let Stephen Phillips know if you will be coming: pnwvsc@gmail.com. 


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  • FREE Sleds are Going Fast!

    Posted on 12/02/18 at 09:13 PM

    Stephen Phillips and Kevin Hancock helped themselves to some of the FREE sleds that James Fuller is giving away.  They are going fast!  If you are interested best get on it and call or text James Fuller at (253) 304-8824.  They are in the Roy, WA area.


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  • Trout Lake Ride Getting Close!

    Posted on 11/30/18 at 07:21 PM

    Right now there are four of us committed to riding the Mt Adams wilderness on December 27 - 28, 2018.  We are meeting at 12:00 at the Trout Lake Inn at Trout Lake, WA.  We ride vintage sleds the 27th afternoon, spend the night, to ride the new ones on the 28th.  This is an early year shake down ride.  

    As a special bonus anyone who participates will get a One Pounder Grain Belt Premium Beer!  Kevin brought them back from the land of 10,000 Lakes for us to enjoy!  Can't get them here in the Pacific Northwest.  Let Stephen Philips sgpstephen@gmail.com or Ed Buckner jumbopeak@gmail.com know if you want to enjoy in the fun!

    Uff-dah! I'sh that tastes good!


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  • FREE Vintage Snowmobiles

    Posted on 11/18/18 at 08:51 PM

    A past member is selling what's left of his collection.  They are in the Roy, WA area.  Everything that is left is for FREE.  If you find something that you want parts from, you have to take the whole sled.  For more information call James Fuller (253) 304-8824.

     

    To see more pictures click on the link attached to the pictures:


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  • New Past Event - Winter Knights Show November 2018

    Posted on 11/14/18 at 10:26 AM

    Our members teamed up with the Vintage Snowmobiles of the Inland Northwest vintage snowmobile club to put on a FANTASTIC display at the Winter Knights Show and ATV Expo.  The event was the weekend of November 10, 2018.  They had two contests, People's Choice and President's Award.  The walk away winners of the awards went to Paul Kruger and Candy Johnson for their popular restored 1969 Mercury 220E, and Dick Feil and his TOTALLY AWSOME 1966 Arctic Cat King 460D.  Congratulations everyone for a wonderful-showing at this annual event.

    During the shows we take the opportunity to share labor hauling sleds.  Clatyon and Joyce Busch dropped off a 1969 Homelite Forester they picked up for Kevin Hancock in Peerless, MT.  It is now safely stored at Ray Berstresser's home until Kevin can arrange a ride, or go fetch-it-himself.  What a fantastic group of people working together for our sport.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Trout Lake Vintage and Modern Riding Event

    Posted on 10/29/18 at 08:08 PM

    For several years Ed and Kevin have met at the Trout Lake Valley Inn in Trout Lake, WA to ride their vintage and modern sleds.  They meet around noon at the inn, then go to either Atkinsson or Flat Top Sno-Parks to test their vintage sleds. The first half day is spend riding vintage sleds they want to use that season.  After spending the night they ride their moden sleds the next day.  The motel is very nice.  The owner and her daughter prepare a GREAT breakfast of Huckleberry pan cakes, and other wonderful breakfast items with coffee.  The breakfast comes with the room.  We encourage everyone to come.  Please send an email to the club's email: pnwvsc@gmail.com if you plan to attend. 

     


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  • New Past Event - Whistlin; Jack Trail Signs are Put Out

    Posted on 10/29/18 at 07:43 PM

    Four of our members spent the couple weekends placing club's trail signs from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin' Jack Lodge.  Last weekend Paul, Ed, and Kevin finished placing the signs, while Stephen made sure they had all the materials they needed to get the job done.  

     

    Every year a group from the club rides the approximatly 140 mile round trip to the lodge to spend the night, then ride back the next day.  It is a really fun ride that they look forward to every year!  We share a cabin at Whistlin' Jack, eat and rest the evening then ride back the next day.  There is plenty of room for more members.  If you are interested being a part of the fun contact the club at our email saying you want to joint up: pnwvsc@gmail.com.  You will not be sorry that you took the trip.  Click the picture to see pictures setting the signs: 


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  • New Past Event - 2018 WSSA Snowmobile Expo & Power Sports

    Posted on 10/23/18 at 09:23 PM

    What a great and busy weekend it was at the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet!  This was our 19th year.  It went by really fast.  We had our display up and running well before it was time for the gates to open.  The best part of the Expo was that so many from the public stopped to see our old machines, swap riding stories when they were the hottest and newest sleds on the trails, and voted for their favirite sleds.  

     

    This year there was a sort-of friendly grub-match between two of our members.  This summer at the last show the top prize had slipped from the top winner.  Then in the end the viewing public decided that the reigning king of restorations continues to be Dick Feil with his beautifully restored 1966 Arctic Cat King 460D, while a respectable second place showing went to Kevin Hancock for his 1969 Mercury 220E.  Thanks to everyone that voted to settle the contest of the best sleds for this year’s shows.

     

    Pictures are available by clicking on to this picture: 


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