Ohio Ridge Riders Snow Bash! September 19 & 20

Snow Bash 2015

The Ohio Ridge Riders Snow Bash has it all:

  • Snowmobiling Drag Races
  • Swap Meet
  • Vintage Snowmobile Displays
  • Food Vendors
  • Merchandise Vendors
  • And much more!

Go to www.ohiosnowbash.com for full details on this flagship snowmobiling pre-season event!

Need directions?

Punch the following address into your GPS or favorite internet map page:
100 Nellis Rd, Cold Brook, NY 13324

Be there to watch them rip!

2013 Snow Bash Drag Race Video

Don’t forget the nearby Ohio Tavern & Restaurant for great eats at the end of the day.

I’ll be there Sunday the 20th to get my fix.

What day will you be there and what is your favorite thing about Snow Bash? You can answer in the comments below.

For the ilsnow nation,


My early thoughts for Winter 2015-16

My early thoughts for Winter 2015-16

The building El Niño is big news! I certainly don’t want to downplay it in regards to what might happen this winter.

But there is another big player on the board: the warm phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO+) which has deepened the drought in the western United States and was largely responsible for our brutally cold heart of last winter. Yes, the warm PDO is still massive and probably not going away!

In the video, I search for analogue years with historically strong El Niño and big time warm PDO and explain what that might mean for the upcoming winter:

ilsnow storm center 8/17/15

Let me be clear in that we don’t have the whole picture yet. But I do believe we have at least a couple pieces of the puzzle. As the fall progresses, we’ll need to monitor the advance of snow pack in Siberia. Read More…

Essex Chain Lakes Complex: Call to Action!

DECDEC recently held public meetings at the Newcomb Central School and the Indian Lake Theater in regards to the Essex Chain Lakes Complex Draft Plan. I attended the meeting at the Indian Lake Theater last week (July 9th). It wasn’t a packed house, but it was well attended.

For snowmobiling, the biggest push in this plan is to construct a bridge over the Cedar River on Chain Lakes Road, near where the old bridge got washed out in the 1970s. Another facet of the plan is to maintain the present Polaris Bridge over the Hudson River to facilitate a connection from Indian Lake to Minerva.

Click onto the following thumbnail to get a close up of what DEC wants to do:

Essex Chain Lakes Complex Snowmobile Plan

Essex Chain Lakes Complex Snowmobile Plan

Keep in mind that Alternatives “A” and “B” into the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest are just that: Alternatives. DEC would not be constructing both trails. I favor Alternative “B” because that would give a more direct connection to Minerva from Indian Lake. Read More…


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