Who is ACSA?
The American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) is a national organization that was formed to unite the snowmobile community.
Because snowmobiling is enjoyed by millions of individuals across the United States, it was imperative that a strong national organization be formed. ACSA is that organization.
ACSA is your voice for snowmobiling on national issues. Many snowmobilers are mistaken when they think national issues have no
impact on their snowmobiling. Across the United States there are thousands and thousands of miles of snowmobile trails on public and private lands.
Will these lands remain open for snowmobiling in the future? Long term use of the lands is no longer certain. Only the unified voice of the entire snowmobile community will help to guarantee the continuation of our sport.
ACSA is committed to the future preservation of our sport. We cannot do this without the help and participation of all snowmobilers. Assure the future of snowmobiling, become involved in ACSA today!
ACSA Executive Board and Directors
167 Jackson Road
St. Marys, PA 15857
604 Root Ave. SW
Desmet, SD 57231
PO Box 184
Newman Lake, WA 99025
38459 129th Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
ACSA Past Presidents
Terry Durby, 20112013
Fred Wiley, 20092011
Todd Wilkinson, 2007 2009
Teri Manning, 2005 2007
Jim Duke, 2003 2005
Harold Case, 2001 2003
Ken Nelson, 1999 2001
Bill Manson, 1997 1999
Kay Lloyd, 1995 - 1997
4466 Main Street
Gasport, NY 14067-9321
Ross Antworth—vice chair
Midwest Chapter Chair
24855 Hackberry RD
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8662
Jim Willey—vice chair
20838 247th St.
Delhi, IA 52223
L. Scott Herzog—chair
519 29th Avenue, NE
Great Falls, MT 59404
Jeffery Eddings—vice chair
2645 E. 7800 S.
South Weber, UT 84405
Christine Jourdain, Executive Director
271 Woodland Pass, Suite 216
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 351-1363 Fax
A Brief History of the Snowmobile
The first attempts at building a vehicle that would move over snow on runners happened
80 years ago. Many dreamed of building a power-driven sled, especially where heavy snowfalls often meant the difference between life and death when attempting to transport an ill person to emergency care.
In 1935, a snowmobile was built with skis in front and a sprocket wheel and tracked system in back. It carried 12 people, and family doctors, veterinarians, ambulance and taxi drivers were first in line to purchase one. A modified version found a market in the logging industry.
It was the late 1950s, with the development of smaller gasoline engines, before the one- or two-passenger lightweight chassis snowmobile was marketed - and with it, a new recreational sport was born.
Ten years later, there were dozens of manufacturers producing snowmobiles that sold for a few hundred dollars a piece. Today,
four manufacturers will produce almost 150,000 snowmobiles to be sold annually worldwide.
Snowmobiling is a major winter recreational activity and a significant factor in increased winter tourism in much of Canada and the snowbelt of the United States.
The history of the "snow machine" is yet to be complete. Today's snowmobile bears little resemblance to earlier models. By today's standards, the machines of the 60's and 70's are considered antiques.
ACSA is a national organization uniting the snowmobile community and promoting snowmobiling as a safe, fun and environmentally friendly family sport.
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It’s never been easier! Write your representative and let them know it’s important to protect public trail funding and other important issues.
It has never been more critical to support organized snowmobiling! Become a friend of ACSA by donating a tax-deductible amount and help keep public lands open.
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American Council of Snowmobile Associations
271 Woodland Pass, STE firstname.lastname@example.org
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 351-4362
Fax: (517) 351-1363