Below is an update from Club President Paul Politz:
It’s been one heck of a summer and a lot has happened so far in the off season. First off the clubhouse and surrounding property is coming right along. Most of the trees have been removed (thank you Wing Logging) and I will be in there with my tractor next week making room for the new portable garage for the groomers.. The main structure has been stripped and the new roof is on (big thank you to the Straight Up Roofing crew) along with donations from Home Depot. We will be getting to the new framing work and getting the siding on soon. This winter we will have a place to call our own and to store all our equipment and trail signage needs.
Our 2019 membership form can be found on this website and I have marked off those who have taken advantage of the August early bird signup special. If you haven’t sent your check in you still have a week to get it in. We have not had any new members sign up as of yet. We will also be putting an ad in the shoppers guide to try and drive membership.
I will be organizing another work party in September to get moving equipment and supplies to the new location and to fix the bridge behind the Cross farm, so stay tuned.
Remember to think snow!!!
Paul Politz Jr
(SnoSeeker Webmaster ps.) The Farmer's Almanac came out this week and is saying that "winter is expected to be marked by intense cold and a lot of precipitation, with extremes so wild they're comparing it to an amusement park ride." Bring it on!!!
Standish Sno-Seekers 2020 membership drive
August snow spectacular
It’s time for the early bird special. For the month of August all current members who renew their membership will receive 5 dollars off.
Any member who signs up a new member will receive 1 free entry into the 2020 raffle.
This includes, if you sign up a new member and then that member signs up a new member they will receive 1 free entry into the raffle as well.
Let’s have some fun with this and spread the word.
All good things must come to an end... The Standish trail system is now closed. We will be working on closing the gates to protect our private land owners property who graciously allow us to use their land to ride each winter. There will still be access to the Sebago Lake and Otter Ponds while there is still snow on those trails.
Thanks to all who joined the club, donated to our trail and groomer funds and helped to maintain the equipment and trails. Reminder, we will have our March meeting next Tuesday 3/26, at Standish Town Hall - 6pm. Also Raffle tickets are still available with the drawing at the end of the month. Contact a club member or use the contact page on this website to get yours today!
The good news is that we got 2" of fresh snow yesterday. The bad news is that Mother Nature will not be cooperating today! The forecast is for light rain on and off with a high of 54 degrees. There should still be plenty of snow on the trials this weekend, but there will be a few bare spots especially on south facing hillsides and approaching road crossing. There may also be some water bars and standing water in the low areas. Get out and ride, as it won't last long as we approach spring. Have fun and ride safe!
The March meeting of the Standish Sno-Seekers Snowmobile Club will be held on Tuesday March 26th, 6pm at Standish Town Hall. Reminder, bring ticket sales to the meeting as the drawing will be held at the end of the month. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please see a club member or contact the club through this website. All proceeds to support our trail grooming equipment. Check out the pics below, the trails were awesome on Sunday!
This year the Dave Davis Memorial Dance to support the Standish Sno-Seeker snowmobile club has been replaced with an awesome Dave Davis Memorial Raffle. The drawing will held on March 31st and winners will be notified immediately after the drawing. All proceeds go to support the snowmobile club for the purchase of grooming equipment. The trails have been in great shape this year due to early snow creating a great bas and great work by our all volunteer grooming team! Even if you don't snowmobile, you should check out the trails by snowshoe of cross country ski from Johnson Field, through Otter Ponds and out to Rt. 237. Also check out the rest of the trails around town. There is a map on this website.
Raffle tickets are $10. See attached picture for prizes. Ask a club member for tickets or send a message from the contact page on the website. Good luck!
Folks! This will be the best riding of the season.... After the last several storms, we have a great layer of snow on top of a solid base. I don't think there will be many more weekends like this, as we get into March, the sun is higher in the sky and out longer. Temperatures look like they will be trending into the 40's. So get out and ride!
Here's a great shot from our groomer this afternoon. Forecast is for 1-3" of snow tomorrow, and another 6-12" Sunday into Monday! Get out and ride!
The trails should be in great condition for the weekend! We got and inch or two of fresh snow last night and the temperatures are to remain cold for the foreseeable future. Looks like the possibility of a little more snow on Saturday and Monday as well. Trails remain icy on the corners due to a very solid base and rain last Sunday, so ride safe!
Took a 50 mile loop around Standish on Sunday before riding home in the rain. We got a few inches of snow before the rain started around noon. The trails were in good shape, and should not have been affected much later in the day. We will get them cleaned up again before next weekend. Here are a few pictures from around town. Can you guess where they were taken?