37th Annual Snodeo gearing activities for all-age snowmobilers

The snowmobile trail system in the Towns of Webb and Inlet officially open on Monday, December 9 and will be celebrated at the 37th Annual Snodeo, the traditional kick-off event of the snowmobile season on Friday through Sunday, December 13, 14 and 15th.

Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association, Snodeo will be held at the George T. Hiltebrant Recrea-tion Center on North Street which will be filled with sleds, gear and accessories that will appeal to snowmobile enthusiasts of all ages.

Kitty Kat Racers will compete again at Old Forge’s 2013 Snodeo

Kitty Kat Racers will compete again at Old Forge’s 2013 Snodeo

Representatives from the four major manufacturers—Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha—will be on-hand with their 2014 models.

Additional vendors include CHO-KO, Camoplast, Sled-freak, Mach Studs, Premiere, and many other vendors offering holiday shopping opportunities.

Snodeo will be open Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., with food provided by the Northwoods Women’s Club and beverages provided by North Woods Inn.

Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Vintage Snowmobile Show will begin at 10 a.m. with awards presented in 15 different categories at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. All participants receive dash plaques. 

At noon, the Kitty-Kat and 120cc youth snowmobile races begin. Parents or guardians must register racers in the pavilion beginning at 10 a.m. Safety gear, such as helmets, is required.

An award ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and all youth racers will receive a commemorative t-shirt

There will be special visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus throughout the day, and music and door prizes too. The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks display at 5:15 p.m.

Snodeo will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. t 1 p.m., raffle drawings begin with the Polaris Indy 120 youth snowmobile.

Tickets are $5 each and only 500 tickets will be sold.

Drawings will also take place for a new 2014 snowmobile and cash prizes.

A lucky winner will have their choice of one of the following sleds: Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigre Limited from Big Moose Arctic Cat; Polaris 600 Rush Pro R with electric start from Don’s Polaris; Ski Doo MXZ TNT 800 ETEC with electric start from Smith Marine; or a Yamaha Phazer MTX including tax, registration and cash back from Big Moose Yamaha.

Plus, five lucky ticket holders will walk away with cash prizes. Cash prize winners must be present to win. Tickets are $20 each with only 1,500 sold.

Raffle tickets will be available at Snodeo all weekend long. Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at Snodeo.com or at the Old Forge Visitor Information Center.

Snodeo offers free admission, free parking, free shuttle bus service and lots of snowmobile excitement for the whole family.

More information is available at www.Snodeo.com or by calling (315) 369-6983.

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