Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club
Serving and supporting the Snowmobile community in Northern Michigan since 1987
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"MANY MOONS AGO"                                                 
           
                       
            
         
The club installs the sign at the trail head in the late 1990's

MAP SALES
The sale of ads for our snowmobile map is our major fund raiser.  We are in need of new ads.  If you know of a prospective advertizer please contact Gina or Gayle!
         
   HIGHWAY PICK-UP

HIGHWAY PICK-UP
            Gregg Ellis led a crew of 11 in the highway clean-up this fall.
Volunteers were : A. PIllen, B. Rossman, J. Carver, K. Pfister, D. Pfister,
L.Rossman, G. Konkel,T. Konkel, M. Marlock, G. Ellis and the Shadow.


CANADA BUILDS A 15,000 MILE TRAIL
CANADIAN TRAIL

AMERICAN SNOWMOBILER BEST SLEDS
BEST OF 2017



SNOWMOBILE NEWS 2016-17

 
Sled registrations were 142,000 in 2014-15 and dropped 5% to 128,189 last year.  That means 5% less money available to pay for grooming, brushing, maintenance, insurance and repairs.  Due to this reduction in revenue only two groomer replacement are being purchased this year.  There were 135 groomers used last year and two repalcement are not nearly enough. (At his rate it would take 70 years to replace all the groomers) The price of groomers has increased $40,000 in the last two years. Without an increase in revenue the grooming of state trails will be reduced!  That means registering more sleds or increasing the fee for trail permits.

Indian River groomed 3,187 miles of trails last year at a cost of $12,855.95. 

Snowmobiling on Mackinaw Island now requires a $5 permit.  Some roads are now closed to snowmobiling due to excessive noise.


Sales of new snowmobiles in the U.S. were down 4% in 2016.  (56,006 vs. 58,299) Sales were down 12% in Canada. (50,,752 vs. 44,431)
Overseas Sales were down 37% with Russia leading the decline when they sod 6,275 units last year compared to to 33,000 the previous year.

Fifty years ago Ski-Doo produced 44,421 mashines.  The super Olympique had a 14.5 HP air-cooled 300cc engive that could go 48 mph.

Yamaha has moved it's snowmobile headquarters from Japan to Toronto.  All operations including product deelopment marketing and business planning will operate from Canada.

Yamaha is producing a 2 stroke engine that will be used on it's work machine.

Arctic Cat won a 46.7 million dollar patent infringement case against BRP. The ase was over patents involving PWC technology.

VIDEOS
(More videos at bottom of this page)
     
AM SNO SEASON 3 #1      

HARLEY DAVIDSON CHOPPER SNOWMOBILE

CAMEO DIRT BIKE      
    
                 


                NEW KLIM HELMET  
  

SPRING BANQUET
There was a large turnout for the annual Spring Banquet.  Thanks to Sue Kowzan, Lenore Sullivan and Judy Smith for nice evening.

(more pictures in the gallery)
REVIEW ALL THE 2017 SLEDS
2017

           CHECKOUT THE SKI DOO LINEUP FOR 2017
SKI DOO

            MSA
MSA started in 1982 with 36 members
In 1995 there were 14,000 members
in 2002 there were 20,650 members
Curently the members ship is about 10,000 members


VIDEO-RIDING IN MUNISING
MUNISING


 
Several members took a ride in the UP and visited the Snowmobile Museum 

JIM OPENED UP A STAND TO SELL BRAS ON THE TRAIL!


ELEVEN MEMBERS CONQUERED THE WILD WEST AND HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES AND FANTASTIC PICTURES
 
       
(MORE PICTURES IN THE GALLERY)
CHECK OUT THE ACTIVITIES PAGE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF WEDNESDAY RIDES

Three members made the trip toHulbert and some deer are back!

       
  Four members braved the wilds of the UP on a Wed. ride
Jim fine tuning before heading out

          
SALVATION ARMY


Jackie was one of several volunteers that rang bells for the Salvation Army.
Other volunteers included: A. Pillen, R. Lee, G.  Ellis, T. Crook, Woody,  W. Socia, N/R Arvin, M/K Wakefield, V. McCardell, V/R Bassett, S/J Laroy, D.J Carver, T. Kuhl, J/P Oppenheiser, S. Kowzan,  KD/E MacPherson, D. Parsons, L/B Rossman, P/D Deitering, K/D Hayes, L. Chenevere and B. Callaghan.
A BIG THANK YOU TO RANDY LEE FOR CHAIRING THIS ACTIVITY.
            
          

           


       




SNOWMOBILING- NORTHERN MICHIGAN

NORTHERN MICHIGAN

VIDEO- TRY THIS ONE
BACKFLIP


    
WIPEOUT VIDEOS
CRASH


                  
         

     



            
         
    



WHAT DOES MSA DO FOR SNOWMOBILERS?


MSA is a volunteer organization dedicated to the success of snowomobiling in Michigan.  MSA facilitates over 10 million dollar snowmobile porogram that is 100% funded by snowmobilers.  Your $25 membership helps to provide MSA the funds necessary to attending meetings with the DNR, legislature and national forest groups to represent snowmobilers
MSA works at: 

Is our voice with the DNR and legislature in regulaltion of the state snowmobile proram

Without MSA we have no representation in Lansing

Protecting and preserving your privilege to ride

Representing your rights

Keeping you informed

Promoting safe and responsible use

Maintaining and enhancing trails

THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS
Several members voluntdeered to serve as club officers and to chair various committees.  Thanks to them for making our club a success.  Check the Officers and Committee tab to see a list of the volunteers. 

AMERCAN SNOWMOBILER TV SERIES
click on a link below to watch a program

AMSNOW TV#1

AMSNOW TV#2


AMSNOW TV #3

AMSNOW TV#4

AMSNOW TV#5

AMSNOW TV#6

AMSNOW VIDEO


SUPER SLED SHOOTOUT
Held in Martin Mi (North of Kalamazoo)
click on the link for details

Super Sled



WEB SITES
There are some additional web sites listed below that cover trail reports, weather, and snow depth.  Other sites are on the helpful information tab.

WEATHER

TRAIL REPORT

UP TRAIL REPORTS

MSA TRAIL REPORTS

UP SNOWMOBILING


VIDEO OF INDIAN RIVER TRAILS LAST WINTER-
a video
indian river trails

 



 
 
 

 

 

 








Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 3025
Indian River, Michigan

ilsnowmobile@gmail.com


 
 
 
2016-17 MEETING SCHEDULE
 Sept. 12
Oct. 10
Nov. 14
Dec. 12
Jan. 9
Feb. 13
        

etings are held at 7:00 at the Indian River Sportsman Club on old Onaway Road


Trail reports, weather and grooming information and sites is available on the helpful information tab.








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Michigan Snowmobile Association
BlueRibbon Coalition
Zero Tolerance 
Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club Cap

 




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