Side Hill Croncher Newsletter

January 26, 2009


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Moving At Warp Speed

This has already been a banner year for the Side Hill Cronchers.  We have moved into warp speed with our new website, warming hut and a long list of activities for the club. And so far mother nature has done her best to give us the snow we need to make this a great season.

It’s been awhile since we sent out our last news letter but that doesn’t mean we’ve been idle.   So just in case you haven’t been checking our new and improved web-site, here’s what’s going on.

We have the best warming hut (and the only one in the state of Vermont).  Thanks to all the volunteers who donated time and material to make it happen.  A special thanks to Scott Grover and Rick Yuris for their vision of what this could be and making it happen.

On Saturday and Sunday January 3rd & 4th we had the folks from “Exit 9 Motor Sports” up at the warming hut giving Arctic Cat demo rides.   This was a first for us and it was a great success.  We had about 200 people show up over the weekend and a lot of people take the test drive of the new sleds.

On Saturday January 10th, We had “Outdoors In Motion” giving Polaris Demo rides and again it was a big success.   Lots of people showed up and did the test drive.

 If you check the website for events you will find we have several more demo rides scheduled so this is your chance to try out other brands of sleds, meet some new people, get information and just have fun.

We also have Saturday evening “Night Rides” scheduled every week for those of you who would love to try going for a ride at night but don’t know the trail system well enough.  This is a really great event for the club.   It allows people new to night riding the chance to go out with others and be able to relax a little and enjoy the ride without the worry of getting lost.  They meet at the warming hut on Saturday nights at 6:00. 

The sheriff’s department “was” scheduled to be up at the hut on January 24th for anyone who needed to get their sled inspected.   This was planned to be a great way for the club to build a good working relationship with the Sheriff’s department and make it easier for our members to get their sleds inspected.  Unfortunately we are forced to cancel this event because of a misunderstanding with a County Official.

Thanks to all our club volunteers and Groomers, the trails are in great shape. 

Remember all the club activities, events, trail maintenance and grooming is being done by volunteers.  If you enjoy being a member of this club, please consider being an active member.  A little help goes a long way.