Our 47th Year!
The Southern Potter Snowmobile Club celebrated it's 47th anniversary in December 2020. The club was organized in December 1973 by a group of people who enjoyed the winter months and snowmobiling. The club started that first year with 183 members and still today has held a steady membership around 160 members. We have a goal to see around 250 members by the end of the 2020 season.
Over the years the club has maintained, improved, and groomed over 80 miles of trails for your riding pleasure. In 2007 the club replaced the bridge behind the Wharton Store/Tavern with a new 120 ft steel I-beam bridge to replace the failing 30 year old steel bridge on the East Fork Railroad grade to keep the trail to Conrad open. In 2012 with the help of a grant from the Pa Snowmobile Association the club upgraded the bridges at Long and Jordan Hollows with new decking and widening of the bridges so we could use our larger IMP groomer and drag for better grooming operations in that area. Lots of trails have been brushed and drainage pipes installed to better improve your riding pleasure. Trail maintenance is an ongoing job and as help that is doing the work is getting older. Younger and more help is always needed. The club is always working with DCNR to improve trails and conditions such as the bridge we built on state land along route 607 at the bottom of Gas Well Rd. to improve state and local trails. Lots of work is being planned for the future years. Work details are planned the last two Saturdays of the months of June, July, and August.
Interested in becoming a member of the club? You can join by using the 2020 Membership page or contact the Southern Potter Snowmobile Club by using the Contact Us page on this website. Membership cost is $15 for families, $10 for individuals, $5 for social membership. Business membership is $25 with a link to your website. If you don't have your own website our designer charges $5 per page to work with you and create you an advertising page(s) and an additional $5 to host the page per year.
Our Lottery Calendar continues to be a good fundraiser for the club. They are a 6 month calendar with 2 numbers based on the Pa Daily Number (Pick Three Number) evening drawing. They run from January to June of each year, all for $20. Contact Janet before they run out or pick one up around Austin. Winning number is determined by the first 7:00 PM Daily Number drawn.
Please feel free to come and enjoy one of our many events that we have for our members. Meetings are held on the third Saturdays of each month September through May. All members are encouraged to attend. Not a member? Come and join us anyhow. The public is welcome and we always welcome anyone interested in becoming a member. Please check our events calendar for dates and times for events of the Southern Potter Snowmobile Club.
Your support of the Southern Potter Snowmobile Club is always a vital link to the club's continued success. Whether it's a membership, donation, supporting one of our events, or a much needed weekend of your time, it's always greatly appreciated. The Officers of the club thank you and are looking forward to meeting you.
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The SPSC picnic scheduled for August 15, 2020 has been canceled due to the current state of affairs with Covid-19.
We would like to thank everybody who has been an active member this past year and came out to help with club projects and activities. We hope you will continue to be an active part of the club.
As of April 2019 the Keystone Snowmobiler has made a few changes to their publication which we would like to share with you. The following is a quote of the article found on the last page of the April 2019 issue.
The Future of the Keystone Snowmobiler
Due to rising costs in printing and postage, the Keystone Snowmobiler will continue as a digital magazine going forward. PSSA will continue to provide club information, advertising and snowmobile news. We will be utilizing both email and e-magazine platforms to provide our members with the latest in magazine publishing.
If you do not currently have an email address on file with us and you want to continue to receive your Keystone Snowmobiler magazine, please take a moment to sign up by visiting: www.pasnow.org/signup
The new digital format is really very attractive. If you'd like to view the monthly issue it can be found at: https://www.pasnow.org/keystone-snowmobiler/
Kid's Rides and Picnic
What: Children's snowmobile rides and picnic.
When: Saturday March 9, 2019 / 10:00 AM until ?
Where: Austin Dam
On Saturday March 9, 2019 the Southern Potter Snowmobile Club is offering snowmobile rides for the children (no age limits). Rides start at 10:00 AM and last until ? There will be a picnic included. It will be at the Austin Dam and is open to the public. All are welcome so get out and enjoy the wonderful snow we've had this season.