9/6/2017 FROM THE PRESIDENT of the OVSC /Trails Update /Important!

• TRAILS UPDATE
As most of you know, last year one of our landowners informed the club that he would be closing his land to future use by snowmobiles. He said that we could use it one last time for that year – 2016-2017.
With that in mind, we spent a lot of time looking for a way around his property. After many walks in the woods and making contact with new landowners, we were able to flag a trail so landowners could see where the trail would cross their property. All landowners agreed to allow a new trail on their property. Last year, with the help of a lot of members, on the weekends and during the week, we were able to cut and brush out a 2.7 mile trail before the snow came. This past spring we applied for a grant from the state to complete this trail, and were awarded the grant. I can’t thank you all enough for your time and hard work to make this happen.
Now I have to be the bearer of bad news. Over the past several weeks, we have been informed by two other landowners that they will be closing their property to future use next year. This is a big kick in the butt. This property would have been the continuation of that 2.7 mile reroute. Without access to this property, we would end up with a trail to nowhere. All the time and hard work by everyone – only to have this happen. When we heard this, we started looking for a way around this land, but as of right now, there is no way around this closure.
So what does this mean for our trails? First, you will not be able to get to any trails beyond the gate at the end of Black Pond Rd. leaving from Canoe King or White Lake State Park. That gate will remain closed, as will the two gates where the trail crosses Rte. 113. You can still get to Barton’s Motor Sports.
As for the trails going to the Fire Tower, James Pond, Wonalancet, and trails to Sandwich, we are looking for parking in those areas, and as we find available parking, we will keep you informed. We have a few areas in mind, but need to check them out.
You can still get to Corridor 19 north and south and Corridor 15 to the Castle.
As far as grooming is concerned, we will still be grooming Corridor 19 and Barton’s Cutoff, White Lake State Park, and down to the turnaround by the gate on Black Pond Rd. before you go into the woods.
We will make every effort to get a groomer to the rest of the trails that have been cut off by the closures.
As we get more information, we will put it on our web site. Thank you for your patience. We still have over 50 miles of trails, and we will continue working to find a way around this closure.
Thank you
George Kaye, President

NHSA Online Club Membership Put On Hold

 

08/11/17

Members and friends, The sale of memberships online thru the NHSA Website/Link have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. You will still be able to do your club memberships on our website which include membership to the NHSA which include the discount for snowmobile registration and the NHSA Sno-Traveler. For more information regarding this you may visit the NHSA website.

To this the OVSC asks that you should consider joining your club and registering your snowmobiles well before the season gets into full swing. This will help you avoid the long lines at our Registration Site at Canoe King and also get the much needed funds rolling into the club so we can prepare for the upcoming season. You may join using our membership link. Printing off our membership form and mailing in with your check. Visit Canoe King/OVSC and join there.

We are looking forward to a great season!!! 

2017 Summer Re-Route

The OVSC has been working to reroute a section of trail in our system. We have secured our generous landowner permissions and laid out the trail.  We are going to be doing some excavating work and building bridges. Please stay tuned and lend a hand. We will be posting work parties through out the summer.   Thanks much and see you soon…OVSC

March 4th Meeting / Officers and Board Member Elections

FYI Members:

Our next meeting is Saturday, March 4 at Canoe King on Rte. 16 in Tamworth.

Election of officers and board members will take place at that meeting. All positions are open for two year terms. Anyone interested in a position on the board should contact Mitch at 603-323-7442 or send an e-mail to email@ovsc.net and we will pass it along to the nominating committee. Positions are listed on the contacts page on the website.

The OSSIPEE VALLEY and what it offers to snowmobilers

Member, Friends and Visitors,

We are lucky to have a trail system in the Ossipee Valley for a few different reasons. The first one of course is the mountains,  forests, lakes, rivers and trails that make up this region. Everywhere we ride has beautiful views. It is a great place to ride for a day and longer. Also our interconnected trail system allows riders to get everywhere from here; North, South, East and West! And never forget our local LANDOWNERS that are graciously allowing you access to ride thru these beautiful landscapes.

The second and very important reason that the Ossipee Valley is a great place to ride is the amenities. Places to stay that are comfortable and have DIRECT ACCESS  to the trail system. Restaurants that can appease everyone’s taste from Fast Food to Sit Down Dining. Then there are the services for your sleds, cars and trucks!

You can find our business members on our links page. Please support them as they support us.

FYI riders, very recently two Lodges in the Valley have undergone extensive refurbishment. We are getting good feedback from both establishments. Check them out and tell them the OVSC sent you.

The Econolodge at the corner of Rte 16 and 28. This facility is right across from The Yankee Smokehouse. It has direct access to the trail system…What more could you ask for?

The Inn at White Lake is located on Rte 16 just past the entrance to White Lake State Park. Located across the street is Rosie’s Restaurant and also has direct access to the trail system. This is another great place as your home base.

Enjoy the trails!!!

OVSC

The 2016/2017 Season is about to begin! / January 2017 Membership Meeting

To our Members, Friends and Families,

Well here we go! We are hoping that after all the work and preparation over this past summer and fall that the pay off will be a great season of riding.

We can’t say it enough, Thank You so much to all that pitch in to give a hand when we need to tackle the jobs that need to get done to maintain our club system. Now when you ride you can show your friends all the great improvements to the system we make to enhance those days out on the trail.

TRAIL CONDITIONS REPORTING:

Hopefully as the season progresses we can report great snow pack and trail conditions. Please stay tuned to the website and our Facebook page for current conditions. We update these as soon as we can. Please remember that we maintain many miles of trail. We cannot report on every single mile. We have to get out into the system and eyeball what is happening so reports take time.

You know…being the experienced group that you are that the weather, location and elevation (snow, rain, temps) have a great impact on what will happen with each storm. To that, always expect the unexpected, thin cover, snow drifts, un-groomed trail, blown down trees, ice, rocks, roots etc.  As soon as we get the info we will post it but you know going into the trail system what you should expect…something unexpected. We also will report the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. We hate to report the bad stuff but we want our visiting riders to know exactly what to expect to the best of our ability. We have a reputation that we think is good with regard to this. Hopefully (oh praise the great snow gods) that we can report nothing but excellent riding conditions this season. So remember to check the Trail Conditions Page and Weather Page. The Weather Page is an excellent resource. Explore it for forccasts and current snow depth reported by NOAA.

RIDER SAFETY:

Remember PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! THAT NO ICE IS SAFE! We are surrounded by lakes and streams in this area. Many of our trails and surrounding clubs trails traverse lakes as part of their system.  Many times there are alternate routes to avoid lake and/or stream crossings. Please pay attention to truly how cold and for how long it has been. Always ere on the judgement of not safe.  Please pay attention to the potential for a current in the water. A current of moving water will inhibit the freezing solid of this area. Do not gather in one spot on the ice. The weight of people and snowmobiles could cause the ice to give way. Get to land…then stop to shoot the breeze. Watch the local news where local ice conditions may be given. See if ice fisherman have placed shacks if they have that is a good indication of good ice thickness. We want our visiting friends and families to have a fun and safe time this season so please be careful.

SAY HI FOR US:

When you visit our local businesses please let them you heard about them from the OVSC. We want our local businesses to know we are doing the best we can to bring riders to our area to recreate during the winter.

LANDOWNERS:

Please respect our landowners wishes. Without their hospitality we would have a very small trail system. Please expect on our MULTI-USE Trail System… Hikers, Sled Dog Teams, X-C skiers etc. If someone ever looks to need some help please offer it. Share the Trail! Stay on the Trail!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Our January 2017 meeting is  Saturday the 7th. If you are wanting to know what is going on please stop by. The meeting starts promptly at 5:00pm and lasts about an hour. Afterwards we usually choose a local eatery to go and have some dinner and shoot the breeze. You are all welcome to join in so don’t be shy.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the OVSC

Mark Debitetto / Trail Administrator

 

SNOWMOBILE / ATV SWAPMEET / AND OTHER GOOD TIMES

The Annual Thanksgiving Snowmobile / ATV Swapmeet and Vintage Show

The Thanksgiving Snowmobile and ATV Swapmeet and Vintage Show was a good time. The weather was decent and we had lots of laughs.

We want to thank the vendors that rise early and make there way here and hope you were able to make some sales. The Vintage Enthusiasts did a great job again this year. We had many great sleds from days gone by here to check out and reminisce over. Stay tuned here as we will be posting pics. Also see the SnoTraveler article where we will have pics of the happy winners of the vintage categories.

The OVSC was able to sell many of NHSA Super Raffle Tix here at the Swapmeet and Vintage Show. We had this seasons grand prize here for everyone to ogle. Good luck to all that hold a ticket!

Thank you to all our volunteers that participated in making our visitors feel welcome, dished out chili and poured coffee.

As usual a big shout out to YANKEE SMOKEHOUSE!!! They are always available to help our club and area clubs events be successful.  Please visit them when you come through via trail or road.

Trail Work Parties

These past few weeks we have had trail work parties. We had one the Sunday after the Swapmeet also. Again we want to thank all you folks that are coming out to lend a hand. We hope that you are having a good time working outdoors on our trail system. When the snow flies you’ll now have a few more friends to ride with too.

General Membership Meeting 12/03/2016

Our December meeting is this upcoming Saturday night folks. If you are wanting to know what is going on please stop by. The meeting starts promptly at 5:00pm and lasts about an hour. Afterwards we usually chose a local eatery to go and have some dinner and shoot the breeze. You are welcome so don’t be shy.

 

11/20/2016 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SWAP MEET / NEXT CLUB MEETING

THIS WEEKEND: SATURDAY 26!!!! 

This weekend is our  Annual Snowmobile & ATV Swap Meet, Flea Market and Vintage Snowmobile Show is coming up on Saturday, November 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 at Canoe King. This is a great chance to get rid of stuff you no longer want or need, or pick up new parts, accessories or even a sled.  Food and drinks will be available.  Contact Mark Fournier at 978-609-6137 or e-mail teresa_mark@comcast.net for more information.

Once again the Club is selling tickets for the NHSA Super Raffle.  The raffle sled will be available at the Swap Meet so you can see it.  A limited number of tickets is sold, so don’t miss out.

NEXT CLUB GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

We had a good turnout for our first general meeting in November.  Our next meeting will be on  Saturday, December 3rd at 5:00  p.m. at Canoe King in Tamworth.   We look forward to seeing more new faces.  As always, after the  meeting we will get together for dinner at one of our local restaurants.

NEXT MEETING AND UPCOMING SWAP MEET

We had a good turnout for our first general meeting in October.  Our next meeting will be on  Saturday, November 5 at 5:00  p.m. at Canoe King in Tamworth.   We look forward to seeing more new faces.  As always, after the  meeting we will get together for dinner at one of our local restaurants.

The Grass Drags are over and  even with rain on Sunday, attendance was high.  We had a good turnout of members from our club who volunteered their time to work there.  The money earned through their efforts helps support our club, and a big thank you goes out to them.

Don’t forget the  Annual Snowmobile & ATV Swap Meet, Flea Market and Vintage Snowmobile Show is coming up on Saturday, November 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 at Canoe King. This is a great chance to get rid of stuff you no longer want or need, or pick up new parts, accessories or even a sled.  Food and drinks will be available.  Contact Mark Fournier at 978-609-6137 or e-mail teresa_mark@comcast.net for more information.

Once again the Club is selling tickets for the NHSA Super Raffle.  The raffle sled will be available at the Swap Meet so you can see it.  A limited number of tickets is sold, so don’t miss out.

Snowmobile Trails in Tamworth, Ossipee, Sandwich and Effingham NH

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