Think SNOW!!!
MAPLE SUMMIT SNOWMOBILE CLUB

Laurel Mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania

         
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WEB CAMS

 

Laurel Ridge State Park

 

Laurel Mountain

 

Laurel Highlands Snowmobile Club

 

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

 

 

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REPORTS

 

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Hardcore Sledder Forum

 

PA Trail Conditions

 

Seven Springs Snow Report

 

Intellicast Weather

 

WeatherBug

 

State Snow Depth

 

 

Laurel Highlands

Snowmobile Trail Maps

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TRAIL CONDITIONS

Facebook Post from Maple Summit (1/25/2016):

We are getting several calls and e-mails about the current trail conditions. We would like to clear up a few things so that everyone understands.

#1 The DCNR'S first priority after a snowstorm is to plow the roads and the parking lots, not only for snowmobilers, but for snowshoers, cross country skiers and other winter enthusiast. This must also be done so that if there is an emergency they have access.

#2 The clubs are working hard digging out, but we normally don't get 30+ inches of snow at a time.

#3 Groomers that the ski resorts use are designed for grooming powder. They have 3 to 4 foot wide tracks on them and have a Rototiller type drag hanging on the back. The groomers that the state and the clubs use are not designed to go in deep powder. They are designed for pulling a drag that weighs approximately 3000 pounds (before you load it with snow). Believe it or not, if your snowmobile can get stuck . . . so can the groomer!

#4 The condition of the snow is also important for grooming. If you cannot make a snowball, running a groomer will not help the trail.

Thank You for taking the time to read this and hope that this clears up some questions. We are all excited about riding and are well aware of the current conditions. We wish we could do more, but sometimes mother nature doesn't cooperate. We hope to have the trails groomed this week, please be safe we hope to see you soon on the trail.

Watch here and on Facebook for announcements about activities, trail work, and ways to support the club during the snowmobile season. Remember to Think SNOW!!!

 

 

CLUB MEETINGS

TENTATIVE DATES:

February 6, 2016

March 5, 2016

April 2, 2016

 

Our Club's purpose is to promote

friendship and good snowmobiling

among all riders. Members are

encouraged to attend monthly

meetings normally held at 7:30 p.m.

at Chuck Dewalt's cabin on the first

Saturday of every month from

September through April.

 

 

 

OFFICERS

Charlie Dewalt

President

 

Todd Harcum

Vice President

Trail Projects

 

Ginny Lauffer

Secretary

Membership

 

Dave McCarty

Treasurer

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Allyson Harcum

Social and E-mail Correspondence

 

Jon Podlesny

Webmaster

 

Wayne Steyer

Trail Projects

 

Why should I join the Maple Summit Snowmobilers?

The Maple Summit Snowmobile Club is a small club located near Cranberry Glade Lake in the beautiful Laurel Mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania. We are responsible for building bridges and maintaining and insuring the trails at Seven Springs to just north of Ohiopyle State Park.

MEMBERS: Reach out to other snowmobilers that are not already a member and get them to support and join the club. Everyone that uses these trails benefits from this club's efforts. These trails are maintained, insured, and paid for from dues and donations received by the club. Remember that Maple Summitís trail system is maintained by volunteers that make it possible for everyone to have a smooth ride.

TRAIL WORK will be announced. We are always looking for extra donations and volunteers to help with trail work and equipment maintenance.

TRAIL MAPS are available for purchase. The cost is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for nonmembers. Send your requests to Dave McCarty, 2533 Harrison City Road, Export, PA 15632, 724-519-7093, or twintracker3@aol.com.

Membership Renewals for the 2015-2016 season were due by November 1, 2015. You can print an application from the web site. Remember, these trails are insured and maintained privately by local clubs and we need your support.

 

New members are welcome to join at any time!!

Laurel Mountain Snowmobile Trail Fund: The Maple Summit, Laurel Highlands, and Rolling Ridge Snowmobile Clubs have started an account with the PA Parks & Forests Foundation to deposit money raised to help improve, maintain, and possibly expand our snowmobile trails in the Laurel Highlands. Click here for more details. Click here for donation information.

Snow Angels: Every year during the holiday season our club purchases gifts for the Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County. Click here to view some of the new Thank You letters we received.

 

 

"Club Keeps Tabs on Trails" ~~ A newspaper article about our club was published in the Sunday, January 14, 2007, edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewClick here to view a scanned copy of the actual newspaper article and photos.

 

This page was last updated on 01/25/2016 by Webmaster Jon Podlesny