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 Upcoming Event - The Cool Desert Nights Show is Back On!

    Posted on 06/07/19 at 09:14 AM

    As they say, it takes a team working together to get things done.  And that is how we managed to get our show at Cool Desert Nights back on our schedule.  Thanks Stephen and Ray for getting this done.  Back on our summer show schedule for June 22, 2019 is our annual Cool Desert Nights event.  Cool Desert Nights car show in Richland Washington.  This is the 9th year that we were invited to participate.  On Friday night the 21st folks who registered to display at the show have the opportunity to parade their sleds for the public around a several block course.  

    Cool Desert Nights, a classic car, street rod, antique and vintage snowmobile, and motorcycle event, is open to all vehicle makes and models. Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary in 2018. Cool Desert Nights features Car Cruises, Street Dances, Show N’ Shines, Games & Activities, Pancake Breakfast, Kids Zone, Judging, Awards, Autocross, and more!

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  • Event at Priest Lake, ID Announcement!

    Posted on 06/06/19 at 09:31 PM

    Here is an event that some of our members have joined.  They say it is a great show.

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  • New Upcoming Event - Washington Snowmobile & Power Sports EXPO & Swap Meet

    Posted on 06/05/19 at 07:18 PM

    Here is a place holder reminder that we will be at the annual Washington State Expo & Swap Meet.  The contact person is Kevin Hancock: pnwvsc@gmail.com or text (360) 280-0911.  More information will be coming soon.

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  • New Upcoming Event - Wings & Wheels Festival Car Show

    Posted on 06/05/19 at 07:11 PM

    This will be our second time at this great event.  The organizer is Dick Fiel: dick@bobfeil.com.  More details will be posted soon.

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  • Whistlin' Jack Signs Collected

    Posted on 05/19/19 at 07:47 PM

    The directional signs pickup from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge and back pickup is done!

    The weekend of May 11 Ed, Marlane, and Kevin started collecting signs from Whistlin’ Jack Lodge to the top of the hill climb.  They camped in the meadow that is eleven-miles from the lodge for two nights.

    The roads were mostly clear, but to get two of the signs at the highest elevations they had to hike in because the road was still snowed in.  One was a four-and-a-half mile round trip, the second about a mile.  All the signs were there.  No one used them for target practice, or stole them.  They collected ten signs.

    The on the weekend of May 18 Stephen, his wife Melodie and here three corgis started at the Taneum Cabin Sno-Park and Campground around 11:30 a.m. and picked up the first sign at the Sno-Park area. That sign had no map on it, just the backer board and post.  One of the other signs had fallen or been pulled out of the bucket and laid down but everything was in good shape. All the rest were still up and looked good.  They collected seven signs total.  During their trip they saw some elk, and a boat that was flipped over in the road.

    In other news, a local resident stopped me at the "Lunch Spot" and said he liked the signs. He also mentioned that the Manastash Sno-Park was moving next season up the road to that location, vs further down where the groomer lives.  Shouldn't affect us, just means the lunch spot will be a sno-park.

    Click the picture for a link to our photo album:

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  • New Upcoming Event - Cool Desert Nights

    Posted on 04/27/19 at 08:56 AM

    We will be at Cool Desert Nights on June 22th in Richland WA, gracing the parking lot of the Uptown Mall with vintage sleds of all eras. More details to follow, we hope to see you there!

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  • Some of Our Members are Still Sledding!

    Posted on 04/21/19 at 08:08 PM

    While I spend the weekend putting my sleds away for the summer, some in our club were out enjoying the last days of the season.  Ed and Marlane went to Lone Butte Sno-Park at Mt Adams Wilderness on Friday.  He said the snow is still pretty good, considering it is the end of April!

    Ed ran his Arctic Cat Cheetah around a little Saturday morning, then went to Goose Lake in the afternoon on his 2014 Ski-doo Summit.  It was a twenty five mile one way trip with no gravel patches on the trails! He also went to Atkisson Sno-Park from there.  Going that way there were some bare spots on that side of the mountain.  He was cautious though since he was alone he stayed on the main roads where there were other people.

    All-in-all he ended up putting on sixty-miles that day on the Summit, and about seven on the Cheetah.  Not bad for this time of year.

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  • New Past Event - Mt Baker National Recreation Area Trip

    Posted on 03/31/19 at 04:47 AM

    Stephen, Paul and Kevin met at the Mt Baker Recreation Area (NRA) to ride vintage and modern sleds.  The plan was to ride to an area the Northwest Glacier Cruisers where hosting their annual Mt Baker Shoot Out event that had barbecue, big raffle, and riding.  Kevin arrived a day early to camp at the sno-park, and save parking spaces for Stephen and Paul.

    As we all know too well this being a winter sport we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.  On the day of the event the snow level had dropped three-feet from the weekend before.  Warm weather and rain melted two-miles of the trail exposing gravel.  To make it worse for the liquid cooled sleds there was no snow along the edges.  That was no issue for the bogie air cooled sleds, but since Stephen was riding a liquid cooled they had to cancel their plans riding to where the Shoot Out was being held.

    Not to worry!  There was another trail that split off before they got to the large gravel area.  So off they went to ride in an area and spend time at the Northwest Glacier Cruisers warming hut.  Despite the disappointment, it ended up being a great day of vintage snowmobile riding.  

    Click the photo for more pictures:

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  • New Past Event - West Yellowstone March 2019

    Posted on 03/19/19 at 07:23 PM

    On Friday March 15th several members of the Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club (PNWVSC) converged on west Yellowstone Montana for the 16th annual Western States Vintage Snowmobile Association (WSVSA) Snowmobile Round up. Vintage snowmobilers started their busy weekend Friday night at 6 pm for event registration and visiting.  During registration Jim Langly was retelling his story how he rode a 1967 Polaris colt from Vancouver Canada to Portland Maine over 23 days.  He had great stories and was delightful to listen to.

    Saturday morning was show day.  It dawned bright and sunny, but was a bitter -3° below zero.  It was a bit nippy setting up sleds for the show, but the sun quickly warmed up the show area to a high of 40° making it a wonderful day. Besides looking at all the great vintage sleds, there were snowmobile dealers on hand for demo rides on all the new sleds for next year.  There were also numerous vendors with gear to shop for.  While all this was going on the Snocross, and vintage snowmobile races went on all day.  Both were great fun to watch.

    Many of the spectators were camped on lawn chairs on the hill above the races enjoying the sun and the fast racing action.  Later in the afternoon many of the vintage sleds went out in a large area to ride and race around the venue.  It was fun to see the different vintage sleds run.

    All too soon the day was over, and the vintage sledders were slow to leave. Everyone went to the Holiday Inn to attend the evening awards banquet where all the weekends’ awards were announced.  PNWVSC member Dick Fiel took the WSVSA prestigious Sled of the Year award with his beautiful restored 1966 Arctic cat 460D.  Other PNWVSC members Paul Kruger took second place in the vintage unrestored 1974-1979 category with his 1977 Yamaha Exciter 440.  Then Clay and Joyce Bush won the People's Choice Award with their impeccably restored 1971 Moto Ski Grand Prix 399.  

    It was a great weekend with a lot of successes for the members of the PNWVSC. 

    Clink on the WSVSA logo to go to their website for pictures: 

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  • Four Volcanoes Ride

    Posted on 03/10/19 at 08:02 PM

    Stephen, Ed, and Kevin saw an opportunity to ride their modern-sleds.  After a week of cold snowy weather, the prediction for the weekend was cold with mostly clear skies on Saturday, to clear on Sunday.  So they spent two nights in the town of Cougar to ride on Mt. St. Helens leaving from the Marble Mountain Sno-Park.  

    Well, they were not disappointed!  The snow and weather turned out perfect.  And from one of the high ridges they could see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Hood all at the same time.  You gott’a like that.  

    Click on the picture to see more pictures on the club's Google Photos site:

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