Hello everybody! Although we are struggling with another low snow year, we have nonetheless been very busy in Bismarck. It is a legislative session year and with that comes the preparation of testimony, testifying at committee hearings and following floor session votes. It is very interesting and actually fun to be part of the entire legislative process, presenting and advancing the needs of the state snowmobile program. As I write this, everything we have brought forward has been well received with do pass recommendations in committee and some have already passed the Senate floor and will be going to the House side next. We did our initial inspection loops in December and again signing was very good overall. We have a few trails open and are watching a snow storm right now that may add some much needed snow to our trails. It is so disheartening to see all the signing work get done and then wait again for snow. We are doing snow dances daily and keeping our fingers crossed!
We attended the board meeting and State Ride at Wahpeton and Mooreton last weekend. Lack of snow again dictated no riding and the use of fun buses for the run. The vintage sled event had a good showing with at least 10 sleds on display. Always fun to see the vintage stuff and hear it run.
I hope this finds everybody safe and healthy and I hope to see you all on the trails!