We would like to welcome you to the Rocky Mountain
Snowmobile Hillclimb Association. We hope that this program will give you a
good understanding of the type of professional organization RMSHA strives to
At our events I’m confident the people you meet from our
group, whether staff members or racers, are some of the nicest and friendliest
people around. If you have any questions as you attend our events please feel
free to ask a racer or staff member. If they can’t answer your question I’m
sure they’ll find someone that can.
We’d ask you to take note of the sponsors listed in this
program. Please support these businesses and let them know that you saw their
ad in our program.
RMSHA presently has 300-plus members. For the 2008 race
season we have more new racers. Our members come from 13 states and one
Canadian province. At our races last year we averaged 550 entries at each event.
Where possible, we run two lanes of racing simultaneously on qualifying days.
Besides the Pro and Semi-Pro classes we have a Juniors division
(14-17 years old) and a Women’s division. These two classes run on the same courses
as the Pros. We have had some truly awesome racers come out of our Juniors
program. Watch these classes and I’m sure you will be impressed.
This year we have eight scheduled events. Check out the
schedule in this program and try to make as many races as you can. Every hill
has something different to offer both the racer and spectator.
We start off our year in Preston, ID,
this year on the Jan. 11-12. Then we head to Afton,
WY, for the first of two races in this western
The second Afton race follows the Bear Lake, ID, and Elko, NV,
races. New for RMSHA this year is a Montana
stop. We head up to the Lost
Mountain ski area on the Montana/Idaho
border for the David Shepherd Memorial Race in March. This year the World
Championship Hillclimb hosted by the Jackson Hole Snow Devils starts on March
27 and runs through the 30th. Then we are off again this year to the Beaver
Mountain Ski Area just east of Logan
UT, for our year end points championship
The support that the snowmobile manufactures have given our
sport over the years has been tremendous. Three of the four factories have
appointed race directors for their hillclimb teams. They believe that our type
of racing showcases their sleds built with the western rider in mind. The sleds
we race are the same quality machines that you can buy. The factories contingency
programs ensure that we have the best racers on the best sleds at every event.
To make sure we create the best show possible for the
spectators and racers, RMSHA has seven full time officials at every event. Back
with us again this year as announcer is John Hurren, who will keep you informed
on what is happening throughout the day. Keeping track of racers times will be Bryon
Parker along with our “top of the hill” timer Matt Froehlich. These people run
our $14,000 computerized timing equipment. With this system we are able to
separate runs separated by thousandths of a second. With 500 plus sleds going
up the hill this is a very demanding job preformed flawlessly by our timers
every race weekend. This year in the tech area will be Mark Smith and crew. Their
job is to ensure each sled follows the rules of the class it is run in. Last,
but not least, are our secretary, Kriss
Schneiter, and our treasurer, Jennifer Keetch. These two gals keep the whole
show running smoothly.
We would like to thank all the companies that provide their
support to RMSHA. Without their support we would not be able to race. Please
see the RMSHA sponsor page for a list of our sponsors. The products and
services are the best to be offered. Please use them when needed.
For updated information please check our web page, www.rmsha.com to check on the latest
announcements and points standings. Our web sponsors and the talents of Larry
Smith make for a very informative web page.
Again welcome and enjoy the races.