We received 4-5 inches of light snow yesterday and few more dustings over the last 24 hours. The snow was too light and the temperatures to cold to groom, so get out and enjoy the fresh powder! Once the trails are ridden and the temps jump up a bit, we will start up grooming operations. There is a solid icy base, so be careful around the corners. As always, be careful!
Don't forget to visit Pitstop between 10am and 2pm Fuels on Rt. 25 in Standish to get your raffle tickets! Almost $800 worth of prizes! Also note that the club ride planned for Sunday has been postponed.
The Standish Sno-Seekers will be selling raffle tickets at Pit Stop fuels (125 Ossipee Trail, Standish) this Saturday 2/2/19 from 10 am - 2pm. Tickets are $10 each with Prizes as follows;
First Prize: a $500 fuel gift certificate to Pit Stop Fuels
Second Prize: $100 Cabela's gift certificate
Third Prize: $100 tool kit from Home Depot
Fourth Prize: $50 Gift Certificate White Rock Outboard
Fifth Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Patches Variety
All proceeds go to support the club, trail and equipment grooming and maintenance. Tickets are also available from club members, at Cabela's, or send a request to the contact page of this website.
Also, Sunday 2/3 we are planning a Club ride leaving from Johnson Field at 10am. We are trying to get a headcount of how many riders will attend. Please contact a club member or send a note using the contact form on this website if you plan to attend. THIS RIDE HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
I will try to get an update on trail conditions tomorrow with goal to update every Thursday for the weekend riding conditions.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We had a groomer throw a track yesterday and had to lug it out to Route 237 by the power lines. When we got back to pick it up, it was gone! Anyone with information please contact us via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or the contact page of this website. These tracks are expensive and we run on a very tight budget. Please help so that we can keep the trails groomed this winter!
First of all, the map on the 'About' page has been updated to reflect the latest trails that are open. Good news! We were able to regain a few trail sections that looked like they would be closed at the beginning of the season due to logging and bridge work.
The rain storm and warm temperatures that we had on Thursday did not help the trail system any. The trails are still rideable, but watch out for bare spots in the fields, water bars, rocks and ice. We still have a great frozen base, so hoping the storm early next week is snow and we will be back to excellent riding conditions. As always, Sebago Lake is frozen but questionable ice thickness. Be safe, ride slow and check the conditions!
The gates are all open and most of the trails have been groomed. There are still a few side trails that need a little work, but the main trails are in great shape. The forecast for Thursday does not look good with high temperatures and rain. Not sure how this will affect the weekend riding yet. We will try to get back out after the storm and the temperatures drop. Much of the east side of Sebago froze over this week. I have seen many people out fishing and skating since last weekend. As always, check the ice conditions before heading out. I am not sure about conditions on big side of the lake, which usually takes longer to freeze due to wind conditions. Be careful!
Does anyone remember the Sno-Blazers Inc., from Standish Maine? I went riding with Tim Rowe up at his camp in Shirley. We had a great weekend riding to Greenville Friday night, then rode to Moxie Pond, The Forks, Jackman, etc. I found this patch hanging in the outhouse at his camp! Doe anyone remember this as the name of our club?
Hello all Sno-Seekers!
Our January meeting was postponed due to weather and will now be held on Tuesday January 22nd at the Standish Town Hall. The meeting will begin promptly at 6pm with coffee and snacks being served. We have a lot of exciting projects to discuss including the purchase of new grooming equipment, grant proposals, trail changes, fundraising events, etc.!
We opened the gates last week and a few of us rode the trails and groomed last weekend. We are starting the season with an awesome hard-packed, flat base with decent riding. The forecast for this weekend is for a lot of snow snow, Please get out and ride the trails as this will make it easier to groom after the big storm.
The single digit temperatures have also allowed Sebago Lake to freeze over much of the lake. This has only happened over the last few days. Please remember that no lake is ever safe to cross. Use extreme caution! I could hear the lake 'cracking' last night, so pressure ridges will begin to form. Ride safe!
Standish Sno-Seekers Snowmobile Club