Thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts will converge on West Stewartstown, NH on March 4 and 5 for the Swift Diamond Riders’ Club’s 19th annual SnoDeo event. This year’s SnoDeo is the first to have a “title sponsor”—Northern Pass Transmission, LLC—to help promote and fund the tourism-boosting event. “We feel snowmobilers will be very interested in The Northern Pass, since the project supports use of the existing trail system and could mean new riding areas along the rights of way to be created,” said Kevin Drew, president of the Swift Diamond Riders’ Club, which boasts over 1,000 members.
Team members on Tuesday, December 22 provided an overview of the Northern Pass project at a regular monthly meeting of the N.H. Snowmobile Association Board of Directors.
The board asked about impact of the new transmission line on any existing trails and the possible use of the right-of-way for use by snow machines.
While no commitments were made, the project team members expressed a willingness to work with the Association and with private property owners in the future on both issues to ensure continued, appropriate recreational use of the land.