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News and safety information for all snowmobilers.  Additional information may be available in our Members-only content area.

  • 6 Mar 2019 4:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Timberline event has been canceled due to lack of snow at the ski area.

  • 29 Jan 2019 9:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deep Creek Lake is currently frozen and you will no doubt start seeing some sleds out.  Please be careful if you decide to go out!  Here's a snip from a Maryland Natural Resources Police warning posted in 2016 but still applies today.......

    "There are no hard and fast rules about ice safety because weather, water depth and other physical factors all play a role. As a result, people must assess the risk and make their own decision about stepping out on ice.

    In evaluating the quality and soundness of the ice, people should remember:

    • Never walk or ice fish unless there is at least 4 inches of clear, solid ice underfoot.
    • Snow can hide cracked, weak ice and open water areas.
    • Be aware of stream inlets and outlets. Ice can vary in thickness due to the erosive action of underlying current.
    • Slush indicates that ice is no longer freezing from the bottom and is a warning of weak or deteriorating ice.
    • Wind velocity influences ice formation. Light winds speed up the formation of ice. Strong winds force water from beneath the ice and can decay the edges of the ice."
  • 26 Jan 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your voice is needed!  Please plan to attend the meeting at Greenbrier State Park for input on Wolf Den Park on January 26 from 10-noon.

    "In 2018, the department finalized the purchase of the 2,000-acre property in Garrett County that will become Wolf Den Run State Park, which will provide a high-quality recreation experience and opportunity for off-highway/road vehicle rders. A previous open house in October was well attended."

    Greenbrier State Park Headquarters21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713

    Find out more about Wolf Den State Park and take the online survey.  This park could provide a lot more snowmobile trail mileage in Garrett County, so PLEASE make your voice heard!

    Here's a map link for the open house on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10-12 and the weather forecast for Greenbrier on the same day.


  • 20 Jan 2019 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    For the weekend of January 25-27, there is free snowmobiling in New York.  Click here to find out more.
  • 18 Jan 2019 9:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulation of one-tenth to two-tenths inch are expected.

    * WHERE...Garrett County Maryland.

    * WHEN...From 1 PM Saturday to 1 PM EST Sunday.

    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery roads and difficult travel conditions.

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