Mission Statement

Michigan Snowmobile Association

The Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA) is the voice of over 380,000 registered Michigan snowmobilers, and more than 100,000 out of state riders. MSA  publishes a monthly magazine, September through March, titled the "Michigan Snowmobile News", which is mailed to our members and read by the entire snowmobiling community. MSA supports the Safe Riders! You make snowmobiling safe™ campaign, and spearheaded the “Zero Tolerance” program, which urges snowmobilers not to consume any alcohol while operating a snowmobile – the first program of its kind in the United States. MSA is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan


This is the Mission Statement of the Michigan Snowmobile Association

  • Our Pledge to Our Members:
    To develop a common appreciation, understanding, and knowledge of the sport of snowmobiling in the State of Michigan.
    To facilitate the distribution and exchange of information regarding the sport of snowmobiling, including with out imitation, matters pertaining to snowmobiling safety and general education and knowledge about the sport.
    To act as a resource and distribution point for information and knowledge which furthers the safety of snowmobiling and for the safety of the public in general.

  • Our Pledge to Our Sport:
    To lend support to any and all non-profit snowmobile organizations within the State of Michigan when it is requested as long as it in in the best interest of the Association to do so, and as long as this support does not violate any of the restrictions of the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws of the Association.
    To serve the interests of all snowmobile owners within the purview of the purposes of the incorporation as stated in the Articles of Incorporation.

  • Our Pledge to the Citizens of Michigan:
    The Michigan Snowmobile Association has adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to the consumption of any alcohol by individuals while operating a snowmobile. Our Association is proud to represent those responsible riders who respect Michigan's environment, appreciate the rights of other riders, and interact courteously with motorists and private citizens.

 

 

WHAT IS THE MICHIGAN SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION?

The Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA) is a volunteer organization, formed from three different organizations in 1982, dedicated to the improvement of the sport of snowmobiling in Michigan. Membership of MSA is made up of individuals, clubs/councils, and businesses. MSA currently has over 20,000 members. MSA serves not just the membership, but the entire snowmobiling community. The Michigan Snowmobile News, MSA's official magazine, is one of the benefits received by MSA members eight times a year. For dues information: please see Membership Info.

How is it organized?

The Michigan Snowmobile Association has 33 council areas, which are divided into local clubs. Each council sends representatives to MSA to form the Board of Directors. Delegates at-large are elected to represent areas where there are no councils. At MSA's Annual Meeting, the general membership elects the Executive Board - President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Board consists of the four officers and the immediate past President. Five representatives from each region are then selected to serve as an Executive Committee. The regions are: #1 - Upper Peninsula / #2 - Northern Lower Peninsula / #3 - Southern Lower Peninsula. Those elected/appointed to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Executive Board serve on various committees, one of which is the Legislative Committee. This committee works with the Michigan State Legislature on the laws that would affect snowmobiling.

The Michigan Snowmobile Association maintains an office in Grand Rapids. Paid employees consist of an Assistant to the Executive Board, one full-time office manager, and two part-time office helpers. Volunteers play a major role in the running of MSA.



Snowmobile trails in Michigan are open from December 1st through March 31st.

The Michigan Snowmobile Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to the
improvement of the sport of snowmobiling in Michigan

 

Snowmobile trails in Michigan are open from December 1st through March 31st.
The Michigan Snowmobile Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to the
improvement of the sport of snowmobiling in Michigan.