History

In 1969, a small group of concerned individuals met to discuss the challenges that recreational snowmobilers were facing.  With damaging laws being written and too much attention given to the snowmobile racing circuit, the sport of recreational snowmobiling was almost unheard of.  This small group of snowmobilers had the foresight to recognize that this new sport could not survive without coordinated leadership.  If laws were to be written with respect to snowmobiling, these snowmobilers needed to be involved in this legislation.  The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs is dedicated to the preservation of snowmobiling in Wisconsin and subsequently monitor regulations and proposed legislation that could affect this sport. 

Wisconsin's snowmobile trail system is recognized nationally as having some of the best trails in the nation.  Our trail system is comprised of more than 22,000 miles; all made possible by the volunteer efforts of the Wisconsin's snowmobile clubs. 

 

Historical Timeline of the AWSC

1969

First meeting held in Minocqua, 5 clubs present
Myron Herrick, Acting President
  • Two months later at a meeting in Antigo, 51 additional clubs added

1970 

Myron Herrick, President
Miss Snowflake – Gail Ramsey
  •  50 clubs; 6,000 members
  •  First Fall Workshop
  •  First Convention
  •  Bill AB 410 passed

1971

Myron Herrick, President
Miss Snowflake – Janet Pliefer
  • 18 bills passed
  • DNR funds trail construction of $234,077
  • # of clubs and members unavailable

1972

Myron Herrick, President
 Miss Snowflake - Cindy Betzinger
  • # of clubs and members unavailable

1973

C.J. “Bud” Wieman, President
Miss Snowflake – Kathy Shepard 
  • 190 clubs
  • # of members unavailable

1974

Don Smith, President
Miss Snowflake – Mary Kempen
  • # of clubs and members unavailable

1975

Don Smith, President
Miss Snowflake – Cindy Martin
  • 1st Annual Miss Snowflake
  • 412 Commercial Sponsors
  • 538 clubs; 20,581 members

1976

Don Smith, President
Miss Snowflake – Susan Peppel
  • 575 clubs; 21,106 members

1977

Pete Weickgenant, President
Miss Snowflake – Sherrie Agnew Bauer
  • 112 Commercial Sponsors
  • 580 clubs; 20,650 members

1978

Ralph Culver, President
Miss Snowflake – Lisa Marie Miller
  • 159 Commercial Sponsors
  • 579 clubs; 21,315 members

1979

Robert Staehler, President
Miss Snowflake – Berlinda Wilder
  • 217 Commercial Sponsors
  • 569 clubs; 19,025 members

1980

Jerry Looker, President
Miss Snowflake – Diane Glaza
  • 278 Commercial Sponsors
  • 562 clubs; 18,127 members

1981

 Jerry Looker, President
 Miss Snowflake – Cindy Everett
  • 569 clubs; 17,993 members
  • 324 Commercial Sponsors
  • 52 Associate Members 

1982

Jim Gescheidle, President
Miss Snowflake – Susan Long
  • 580 clubs; 18,354 members
  • 483 Commercial Sponsors
  • 58 Associate Members

1983

Jim Gescheidle, President
Miss Snowflake – Sandra Hamm
  • 454 Commercial Sponsors
  • 54 Associate Members
  • 573 clubs; 18,685 members

1984

Jim Gescheidle, President
Miss Snowflake – Joycelyn Buchholz
  • 481 Commercial Sponsors
  • 50 Associate Members
  • 582 clubs; 19,160 members

1985

Jim Gescheidle, President
Miss Snowflake – Chris Flemming
  • 635 Commercial Sponsors
  • 46 Associate Members
  • 574 clubs; 20,093 members

1986

Jim Gescheidle, President
Miss Snowflake – Carmen Safford
  • AB 772 passed (trail development)
  • 817 Commercial Sponsors
  • 55 Associate Members
  • 581 clubs; 20,051 members

1987

George Lendved, President
Miss Snowflake – Marie Herschberger
  • 823 Commercial Sponsors
  • 235 Associate Members
  • 585 clubs; 21,980 members

1988

George Lendved, President
Miss Snowflake – Kim Van Denboom
  • Bill AB-697 passed
  • 907 Commercial Sponsors
  • 401 Associate Members
  • 590 clubs; 21,872 members

1989

George Lendved, President
Miss Snowflake – Rhonda Manthe
  • 939 Commercial Sponsors
  • 458 Associate Members
  • 574 clubs; 20,647 members

1990

George Lendved, President
Miss Snowflake – Tonya Stolzman
  • 845 Commercial Sponsors
  • 489 Associate Members
  • 605 clubs; 16,534 members

1991

Paul Statz, President
Miss Snowflake – Karla Larson
  • 839 Commercial Sponsors
  • 498 Associate Members
  • 607 clubs; 21,566 members

1992

Paul Statz, President
Miss Snowflake – Brenda Wilquet
  • 909 Commercial Sponsors
  • 652 Associate Members
  • 574 clubs; 22,098 members

1993

Paul Statz, President
Miss Snowflake – Lare Thieme
  • 1,276 Commercial Sponsors
  • 745 Associate Members
  • 580 clubs; 23,620 members

1994

Dennis Sorenson, President
Miss Snowflake – Shannon Schlitz
  • 1,363 Commercial Sponsors
  • 917 Associate Members
  • 581 clubs; 25,053 members

1995

Dennis Sorenson, President
Miss Snowflake – Kari Horant
  • Youth clubs introduced by Shannon Schlitz
  • 1,388 Commercial Sponsors
  • 962 Associate Members
  • 594 clubs; 26,141 members

1996

Bill Pfaff, President
Miss Snowflake – Megan Sutherland
  • 1,559 Commercial Sponsors
  • 1,121 Associate Members
  • 600 clubs; 28,756 members

1997

Bill Pfaff, President
Miss Snowflake – Monica Ott
  • 1,721 Commercial Sponsors
  • 955 Associate Members
  • 613 clubs; 29,472 members

1998

Bill Pfaff, President
Miss Snowflake – Mary Kotschi
  • 1,840 Commercial Sponsors
  • 1,050 Associate Members
  • 603 clubs; 32,083 members

1999

Bill Pfaff, President
Miss Snowflake – Nickole Schmidt
  • 1,715 Commercial Sponsors
  • 808 Associate Members
  • 615 clubs; 29,550 members

2000

Orv Langohr, President
Miss Snowflake – Felicia Holden
  • Legislative deer 2000
  • 1,748 Commercial Sponsors
  • 709 Associate Members
  • 578 clubs; 32,065 members

2001

Orv Langohr, President
Miss Snowflake – Katie Burzinski
  • 1,760 Commercial Sponsors
  • 651 Associate Members
  • 608 clubs; 39,094 members

2002

Donna White, President
Miss Snowflake – Kelly Zmuda
  • 1,539 Commercial Sponsors
  • 520 Associate Members
  • 604 clubs; 32,325 members

2003

Donna White, President
Miss Snowflake – Markie Schneider
  • 1,540 Commercial Sponsors
  • 615 Associate Members
  • 586 clubs; 28,064 members

2004

Donna White, President
Miss Snowflake – Samantha Booth
  • 1,679 Commercial Sponsors
  • 415 Associate Members
  • 582 clubs; 26,818 members

2005

Donna White, President
Miss Snowflake – Amanda Kawiewski
  • 1,733 Commercial Sponsors
  • 365 Associate Members
  • 573 clubs; 26,096 members

2006

Scott Makowski, President
Miss Snowflake – Tanya Oeaschner
  • 1,316 Commercial Sponsors
  • 283 Associate Members
  • 560 clubs; 24,039 members

2007

Bill Pfaff, President
Miss Snowflake – Ashley Hull
  • Bill AB 526 passed
  • 1,335 Commercial Sponsors
  • 219 Associate Members
  • 579 clubs; 24,790 members

2008

Bill Schumann, President
Miss Snowflake – Brooke Murdock
  • 1,234 Commercial Sponsors
  • 124 Associate Members
  • 576 clubs; 25,650 members
  • 6 youth clubs

2010





 
Doug Johnson, President
Miss Snowflake – Brittany Thompson 
  • 1,370 Commercial Sponsors
  • 153 Associate Members
  • 587 clubs; 26,964 members
  • 5 youth clubs

2011





 
Doug Johnson, President
Miss Snowflake – Emily Bauer 
  • 1,243 Commercial Sponsors
  • 145 Associate Members
  • 594 clubs; 20,741 members
  • 10 youth clubs

2012





 
Doug Johnson, President
Miss Snowflake – Alexus Butler 
  • 1,148 Commercial Sponsors
  • 162 Associate Members
  • 592 clubs; 22,997 members
  • 7 youth clubs

2013





 
Doug Johnson, President
Miss Snowflake – Chelsie Popp 
  • 1,197 Commercial Sponsors
  • 151 Associate Members
  • 596 clubs; 24,782 members
  • 7 youth clubs

2014

Dave Newman, President
Miss Snowflake – Macy Wasson
  • 1,188 Commercial Sponsors
  • 606 clubs; 27,477 members
  • 9 youth clubs

2015

Dave Newman, President
Miss Snowflake – Callie Brice
  • 1,280 Commercial Sponsors
  • 625 clubs; 40,264 members
  • 5 youth clubs

2016

Dave Newman, President
Miss Snowflake – Erica Keehn
  • 1,261 Commercial Sponsors
  • 615 clubs; 40,334 members
  • 4 youth clubs

AWSC Sponsors

Please patronize our 1,200+ commercial sponsors. For a listing by county, please click here.

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WI Trail Pass

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You are able to order your trail pass four ways: online, call the AWSC office, walk in to the AWSC office or mail your order to the AWSC office.

Each sled operating in WI will be required to display a Wisconsin trail pass to be purchased annually.