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Klamath Falls, Oregon

The Klamath Basin Snowdrifters are the basin's only non-profit snowmobile/grooming club. During the snow season the clubs volunteer members keep 360 miles of designated trails smooth, clear, and safe for all riders. Safety and fun are top priorities of the club.  With a wide range of rider skill levels, anyone can always find a comfortable riding group. 

Our mission is to educate the snowmobiling community about changes in laws, trail conditions, and weather conditions. To keep up to date, download the latest copy of the “The Drifter”, a monthly newsletter.  All KBSD club members are also members of the  Oregon State Snowmobile Association (OSSA).  The OSSA is in contract with the State of Oregon to maintain and groom the snowmobile trails throughout the state, as well as fighting to keep our snowmobile trails and rights as snowmobilers from being taken away from us.

 


 

Groomer Report

Grooming Started!

Dan Riblett

The Club has received a second cat to eventually make it’s way over to the Hyatt Lake area to assist in grooming the trails there. We have several new groomer operators that will be doing training around the Lake of the Woods area in the Tucker. When those operators are checked out, the Cat will be sent south. The Pisten Bully should be making it out 3-4 times the week of Christmas to get the trails in better shape.

We have had very limited opportunity to groom due to low snow conditions, but made it to Fourmile Lake and to the end of Cold Springs on Friday. Going was slow on Cold Springs, as there were about 50 trees that had come down in the last wind storm. The trail to Pelican Butte is not opened, as there is a large tree that has fallen and is hung up in other trees. Hopefully, we will be able to clear that this week. I was told you can make it through on snowmobile, but the snow up top is going to be drifted.

We are still having issues with 4x4 vehicles on the snowmobile trails. Law Enforcement and the Forest Service have been advised, but until we get enough snow to build huge berms at the start of the trails, expect to have ruts in the trail system.

Think SNOW!!