Free Weekend March 7-8, 2015! PDF Print E-mail


Read the Governor's full press release Here
No Registration Fee for Out-of-State and Canadian Snowmobilers
March 7 & 8

$4 Million Awarded to Snowmobile Trail Maintenance

Launch of New Digital Ad Promoting Free Snowmobiling Weekend,
Viewed Here


Governor Andrew Cuomo made a number of announcements today geared toward boosting Upstate winter tourism, including a free snowmobiling weekend to be held in communities across New York on March 7 and 8 for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. Registration fees will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,400 miles of trails.

"Boosting Upstate tourism has been a top priority for this administration, and this free snowmobiling weekend, Winter Challenge and ad campaign showcase all New York has to offer - even in the Winter," Governor Cuomo said. "I encourage New Yorkers and out-of-towners to plan a trip and experience these beautiful trails, vistas and world renowned resorts for themselves."

Free Snowmobiling Weekend March 7-8

Currently out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers are required to register their snowmobiles with New York State before hitting the State's trails, stretching from the Hudson Valley to the North Country to Western New York. Snowmobile registration costs $100, but is decreased to $45 if riders join a local snowmobile club. The registration fee will be waived for out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers during the promotional March 7-8 weekend provided they are properly registered and insured in another state or Canada.

Attention New Yorkers! Town registration fees will also be waived March 7-8 for all in-state, out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers, including in the town of Webb, in Herkimer County, and the town of Inlet, in Hamilton County.  If you've never ridden the Old Forge area, now is the time!  (New York snowmobilers enjoyed a "reciprocal weekend" with neighboring states January 31-Feb 1; and with Canada, Feb 14 - 15).

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NYSSA has released a request for proposals for the redesign of this website.

If you are intereseted in bidding on this project, or know someone who might be interested, please use the link below to view the RFP.


Interested parties may respond to this “Request for Proposals” by mail to NYSSA PO Box 1040, Pine Bush, NY 12566 or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it prior to January 15, 2015.

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SnowTrails TV to air two New York episodes!

SnowTrails TV shares our passion for snowmobiling. Thirteen weekly episodes
will be aired according to the following schedule.  New York is featured on
Saturday, October 11 and on Saturday, November 22.


NYSSA Receives ISMA Take a Friend Snowmobiling Award PDF Print E-mail

nyssa take a friend check

Above: NYSSA Recognized at the International Snowmobile Congress for Take a Friend Snowmobiling Events. Pictured are President Jim Elmore, Past President Gary Broderick, and Executive Director Dominic Jacangelo, receiving the $5,000 Award check from Ed Klim, President of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association. Photo by Jane Chaddock.

Keystone, CO- The New York State Snowmobile Association was recognized at the International Snowmobile Congress, being held June 10 - 13 in Keystone, CO, for holding two "Take a Friend Snowmobiling" events which raised the visibility of snowmobiling in New York State.

In December of 2013 and March of 2014, NYSSA was pleased to take Governor Andrew Cuomo and many other key State legislators and agency leaders on enjoyable snowmobile rides.

NYSSA partnered with the Governor and his staff on organizing and locating an event. NYSSA provided extra sleds and equipment, thelocal clubs provided a well groomed and marked trails, and the Governor’s office providedinvitations to public officials and the media. Media coverage of the initial event went national and the second event played more in the state as part of the Adirondack Winter Challenge, a celebration of all of NY’s winter sports. This is the first time ever that we were able to get a Governor to actually go out and ride. What we learned is that he really liked it!

The benefits to the sport of snowmobiling in New York, and indeed extending to other Northeast states, are many.

  • The “I [snowmobile] New York” publicity campaign on television, and in print advertising is drawing in brand-new riders who have never tried snowmobiling before.
  • Snowmobile rental businesses in New York and beyond saw an immediate uptick in business.
  • Snowmobilers outside of New York are requesting information about our trails, and presumably planning trips to New York for next season.
  • We’ve noticed a bump in early-season registrations, which may be attributed to sales of new snowmobiles.
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