April Newsletter 

 

WHERE TO RIDE?

Due to some issues with the SAM web site, we are unable to post trail conditions on this web site. Please visit our Facebook page and click on "Notes" on the left side for trail conditions. Also, our Facebook page will keep you up to date on any changes for our events.

FACEBOOK!

The Berkshire Snow Seekers have been on Facebook for six years now! Just "like" us and you can post on our page. Want to go for a ride but donít want to ride alone? Post where and when you want to go for a ride, or check out if another member has posted a ride. Also, another good aspect is we will make every attempt to keep you up to date on functions such as any last-minute changes. Please no vulgar language on this site, you will be reported and banned if this happens.

TRAIL COORDINATORS

If you know of an issue on the trails, a fallen tree, broken boards on bridges, etc. please contact a trail coordinator. Our trail coordinators are:

Cheshire Area Ė Andy Perenick @ 413-822-6374

Windsor Area - Don Allard @ 413-684-3773

West Pittsfield Area Ė Jim Holland @ 413-822-8754

South - Dick DiOrio @ 413-442-3189

Please consider lending a helping hand next fall.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE!

We have sold 433 trail passes compared to 518 last year. No doubt that this winterís crazy weather has kept some members away.

MEETING CANCELLED!

The April 3 meeting has been cancelled, see you at our first meeting September 4.

 

 

EAST COAST SNOCROSS!

Please see below for details! Donít miss it!

NEW GROOMER COMING!

We have received our final grant approval from the state and have made arrangements for a bank loan to purchase our new groomer. We are just waiting for the final options to be delivered and installed on our new machine before we can make our purchase.

This machine will be a multi-season machine that can be utilized for trail work pre-season and for grooming trails during the season. This machine will be located in Pittsfield State Forest.

We would like to thank all the members who have spent countless hours preparing the grant application for this purchase.

NEW GRANT APPLICATION SUBMITTED!

We have sent a grant request to the state for next year for the purchase of an excavator for trail maintenance. Currently we rent excavators and/or hire excavator contractors to do trail maintenance. The maintenance work we do is removing large boulders from trails, installing water bars to control erosion, and general smoothing the trails flat so it is easier to groom.

BSS CLUB OFFICERS AND BOD!

After many years as either the President of the Club, or more recently as Board Of Director, Gary Bushey has decided to step down. Also, Denis Fusini has also stepped down from his BOD position. Both of these gentlemen have contributed to our sport is so many ways. Gary is retiring 100%, but you will see Denis helping us out with our Polenta dinner and with any steel for bridges.

We would like to announce that we have two new board members, we welcome Danielle Cartier and Rich Rizzo!

The remaining club officers and BOD from last year have also been elected again this year.

RAFFLE TICKETS $10 EACH!

For each ticket we sell we will receive 50% profit after expenses. You can purchase tickets by mailing a check made out to BSS,
mail to PO Box 1102, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

 In memo line input "trailer raffle". Also, you can purchase tickets at PLT and Ronnies in Pittsfield, MA

Blizzard Model 2066
4-Place Enclosed Aluminum V-Nose Trailer

MSRP of $8,800.00

 STANDARD FEATURES

∑ Truss Roof Bows (16″ on center)

∑ .025 1 Piece Screwless Aluminum Roof

∑ .030 Smooth Screwless Aluminum Side Skin

∑ 2″ Zinc Coupler

∑ Tongue Jack

∑ Rubber Torsion Coated Axles with Sure Lube Hubs

∑ 1 Electric Brake Axle/1 Idler Axle

∑ 5/8″ Marine Treated 7-Ply Plywood Deck & Ramp Doors

∑ Polished Stainless Steel Hardware & Hinges w/ Zerk Fittings on Front & Rear Ramp Doors

∑ Recessed Camlock Latch System on Front & Rear Ramp Doors

∑ Spring Assisted Rear Ramp Door

∑ 24″ Diamond Plate Stone Guard

∑ Recessed Exterior Lights

∑ Roof Vent

∑ Side Access Door w/Lighted Blizzard Handle

∑ Fuel Doors

∑ Luan Finished interior Walls

∑ 8″ Diamond Interior Plate Kick Panel

∑ 2 Ė 12v Interior Lights w/Switch

∑ Full Length Slide Rail Securing System including aluminum tie down bars with rubber socks

∑ 3-Year Warranty

∑ High quality all aluminum construction

2017-2018 CLUB SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • April 7-8 East Coast Snocross at Bousquet ski area in Pittsfield. We are looking for some of our friends to volunteer!! We will have a tent or trailer set up to promote our club and sell the SAM raffle tickets for the trailer. In order for us to be present here at this event, we will also need volunteers to assist the ECS with parking and other duties. A pretty fair trade off of some our labor for our presence here. By volunteering you will have free admission for the two day of high flying action as riders battle their way thru the season finale!! Contact Christian Halley 413-822-1735 or Danielle Cartier 413-464-1787 to volunteer. Please see our FB page for more details on this event.
  •                 April 8 POLENTA DINNER!

    To benefit the Berkshire Snow Seekers.  Only 120 tickets are available.

    Contact Andy Perenick @ 413-822-6374

    Social hour 5-6 PM, dinner at 6PM At

                               The Skyline Country Club - $20.00/person.

     

     

    Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday Each Month September thru March CLUB MEETING:

    Skyline Country Club, Route 7 Lanesboro, MA @ 7:00 PM.

     

     

    MORE EVENTS AND MORE DETAILS COMING, STAYED TUNED!