Welcome to the Benton County Snowmobile Club.
The mission of the Benton County Snowmobile Club is to groom and maintain safe trails within the county for all snowmobilers to use and enjoy, to promote comradery among our fellow snowmobilers, to perpetuate our sport through youth training and to promote and maintain goodwill with the landowners that allow us to cross their lands.
11/27/2023 As everyone can see, it's looking pretty grim for our trails to open on December 1st. Keep doing your best snow dance!
A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Landowners Appreciation and Fundraising Event on Saturday,
November 25th at Mr. Jim's in Foley, MN. Without our landowners, our trail system would not exist. Another huge thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers that made this event another successful evening. Congratulations to all of the winners of the Grand Raffle and to those who won playing the 50/50. A good time was had by all!
Just a few tidbits: Snowmobiler profile - The average age of a snowmobiler is 53 years old - The average snowmobiler spends $2500 each year on snowmobile related recreation. - 50% of snowmobilers trailer their snowmobiles to ride. 50% ride from their primary residence or have a vacation home where they keep and use their snowmobiles - Snowmobilers are caring neighbors, they raise over $3 million annually - There are over 3000+ snowmobile clubs worldwide, involved in trail grooming, charity fund raising, and family activities - There are over 42 registered non-profit associations representing snowmobilers in the US, Canada, Europe and Russia - Snowmobiling is great exercise bringing people outdoors interacting with nature and each other. It is an invigorating sport, great for stress release and good mental health.
The next meeting of the BCSC is on Tuesday December, 12th at the St. Cloud East Side VFW Post 4847 located at 104 Franklin Ave NE. Social begins at 6:00pm, meeting begins at 7:00pm. Be sure to wear your ugly Christmas sweater for a chance to win a cash prize.
Remember, and this is very important. STAY ON THE TRAILS! ALL IT TAKES IS ONE OR TWO BAD SEEDS TO RUIN IT FOR ALL OF US. TRESPASSING ISSUES WILL BE TURNED OVER TO THE BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT! Per MN Statue 84.775: First offense is now $250 second offense $500 and subsequent offenses are $1000. STAY ON THE TRAILS! This issue is not limited to our trails. Trespassing has become a state wide problem! STAY ON THE TRAILS OR WE COULD LOSE THEM!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a $10.00 increase in dues at MnUSA, our dues have also been increased by $10.00. Club membership is now $45.00. Please don't let the increase discourage you from joining our club. Remember that our dedicated volunteers work very hard to provide the best trails in central Minnesota.
This season's Field Safety Event will be held on January 6th, 2024 at the groomer shed in Gilman, MN. Participants must be at least 11 years old prior to that day. Times are yet to be determined. For more information contact Corey Molitor at 320-260-0374 or Vicky Molitor at 320-260-0353.