The Sleds of Stafford Snowmobile Club is a local organization run by members to help the snowmobile community. The goal of the club is to provide education for our members, and provide a trail system that is safe, legal and fun for all that ride on it. We are funded by Sponsor donations, Membership fees, Fund raisers, and NYS Trail Grant Money.
The labor is all volunteer work from our dedicated members, who work throughout the year to clear trails, mark them for safety, staff fund raisers and educational classes, and to obtain permission from private landowners to allow snowmobilers access to their property.
We continue to strive to form the best possible experience for all those involved including land owners, sponsors and members.
History and Progress of the Club
The Sleds of Stafford was originally formed in 1971. In the 1980's the club started to separate, and all money they had was donated to the Stafford Fire Hall to purchase some doors. The club was then started back up in 2000.
They now have 72 miles of groomed trails, 126 generous land owners who allow trails on their private property, and 3 Class A groomers. The first groomer was purchased in 2001. Sleds of Stafford bought a 1978 Tucker Sno Cat to help maintain their trails. In 2003, they traded that groomer for a newer 1993 Tucker Sno Cat with a 1998 Mogul Master drag. The club soon grew enough to purchase a 1994 Ford Sur Trac groomer at the end of the 2004 riding season from the Tri County Drifthoppers club in Arcade.
This helped to provide more frequent grooming on all sections of trails. In April of 2004 they purchased a John Deere gator at an auction. The Gator carries much more trail marking equipment and does less damage to land than 4 wheelers. In March of 2005 an enclosed Trailer was purchased to transport the Gator and house even more trail marking equipment. The trail bosses and volunteers can easily transfer the equipment from person to person for marking each section of trails. A third groomer was purchased in March of 2006. The 1989 Tucker Sno Cat and Mogul Master drag will be kept in Pavilion to help maintain trails on that end of our territory better.
In 2010, we completed construction of a groomer barn on Sanders Rd in Stafford, with the trail running directly alongside the property. It replaced the run down building that was previously donated to us to use, and stores a large portion of the trail equipment and marking materials.
With each step forward, Sleds of Stafford works towards making our trails the safest and most enjoyable they can be. The club has great plans for the future, and we hope to see more of you join in!
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