Welcome to Snowmopalooza
Snowmopalooza is a personal website for the snowmobiling enthusiast. Currently there is information spread across several sites that will at some point be consolidated into this site.
2015: This is starting to get a little sad as these years seem to pass with out the whole group being able to get out sledding but we have added two new sledders over the last few years (Camron and Liam). Mind you there are years ahead of us before we have to worry about them on sleds but they are taking up a lot of time and resources until then. Mary and Callum have been to Iceland twice since the last post and I believe they got to go sledding both times, maybe we can get some pics from them soon. As it turns out there was a last minute trip to Fryeburg Maine this year followed by a shopping trip to North Conway. I think everybody enjoyed themselves for the day. Weather was awesome, snowpack was great, lunch was off the hook, sleds were Arctic Cat... :-(, and the scenery was most definately EASTCOAST. Will post a few shots soon. I was able to make it along which was great as I poked the preverbial bear to begin this years excursion and then immediately backed out. If it wasnt for some good friends and some serious prodding I would have missed out. Thanks everyone!!! This year I also got to meet Jethro, I mean John Gibbs. Really nice guy and since this is his second time he is eligible for Snowmopalooza membership... Just have to get a pic of him with a helmet to seal the deal. Welcome to the club Gibbs!
2014 UPDATE: Despite our best efforts we could not pull off a group trip again this year. It is not from lack of trying mind you! Mary & Callum have been able to get out this year for at least a few hours in a rather special place... They have traveled to Finland to experience the Northern Lights, do some sledding, some photography, and hopefully imbibing in some local drink and relaxing by going to an amethyst mine. I also believe I heard some mention of a dog sled tour but can not confirm that at the moment. Here is some more information on who they booked their trip through... The Aurora Zone and more specifically the holiday package they chose...Luosto, The Northern Lights at Leisure. We look forward to them sharing some of their photos with us when they return! Check back often to keep track of all our adventures!!! ~D
2014 snowmobile season is right around the corner and we will be looking to you to give us direction on where and when it will take place! To date you can see what we have been thinking by clicking here for more information! We will just keep pushing these plans forward until we all meet for our next group trip.
2013 was an off year for Snowmopalooza as a whole but we still managed to get some riders out into the field. Steve, Rob & Jen made it to Pittsburg New Hampsire for a long weekend in the middle of one of our worst snow storm for some sledding. We are waiting on some pictures. Then also invited "A New Guy" (John Gibbs) along though he could only make it up for a day. I undertstand everyone had a nice time for an EASTCOAST trip and the food was the best part of it. That was one hell of a long drive for one day of sledding Jethro, I mean John. We will have some images and some notes/feedback as the days pass so be sure to check back soon to find out how it went.
I just wanted to send out a quick "THANK YOU" to Rob for all his hard work last year on coming up some pretty great looking artwork for our T-Shirts, hat's, bag's, mouse pad's and everything else you could imagine. All of which are available here.
Snowmopalooza was started many years ago by a bunch of friends who got together to go skiing in the Northeast and decided to take one day from their skiing to go snowmobiling. We have come a long way since then and now focus on week long excursions all over the United States in search of DEEP snow and great sledding.
This is the first time since we started heading out west that we found a place that we have returned too. There have been a few others that are on the return list but for several reasons we are heading back to Island Park, ID this winter. A combination of good trails, accessible fuel stops and great food has won us over.
Last year we missed two people but it was for a very good reason (they were bring another sledder into the world), good news is that they are back this year. Last year we also picked up another couple and we are hoping they will be able to join us again this year as well.