Proudly maintaining snowmobile trails in northern Oneida County, New York, including north Rome, Western, 
Hawkins Corners, Lee Center, Stokes Corners, West Branch, Point Rock, Ava and into West Leyden.

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The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, Inc. is a non-profit snowmobile club founded in 1966. The club maintains over 41 miles of Class A trails over both public and private lands. The club provides snowmobile safety education classes and encourages preservation, conservation and a healthy respect of nature and the environment. 

The Lee Center Trailbusters would like to thank all of our landowners for their generous cooperation in allowing us to have trails travel across their property. Without their support, it would not be possible to have these trails. 


In the News


The clubs most recent newsletter, written by club Secretary Millie Piersall, can be found at the link below.  

Club Newsletter

Please Join the Club!

Please follow the Join the Club link on the left to join or renew your Trailbusters membership. If you enjoy our trails and would like to become a club member, we offer two options to join. You can print out our application form and send it in by mail or you can choose the NYSSA online membership application and printout your membership voucher immediately. Either way, we thank you for supporting the Trailbusters Snowmobile Club! 

FYI, you can no longer join a snowmobile club at the DMV. If you do not join a club, your registration fee will be $100 per sled. If you do join a club, the registration fee is $45 per sled. The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club would be honored to have you join us as a member! 

A heads up on renewing memberships for the coming season: First and more importantly, blank vouchers will no longer be issued.  We regret not being able to provide this convenient service to you wherein you were able to renew your club membership and get the blank voucher at our local snowmobile dealers.  Membership applications will still be processed by the club after receiving your membership request, then mailed to you.


NYSSA has moved to a new membership system effective 1 April 2014.  The look of the online membership system will be slightly different from the past. One of the most apparent changes is that you will no longer need your NYSSA ID # and old password to enter into the membership system and renew your membership. Your logon or your user ID will be your e-mail address and you can make up your password.  Unfortunately, since this is a brand new system you will need to re-enter all your information including your address and any other person who registers a sled under your voucher e.g., your spouse or partner, or child under 18.


Any name and address that appears on the sled registration issued by DMV must also appear on the NYSSA voucher, and it must be recorded within your member account.  Handwritten changes to the voucher will not be accepted at DMV, so be sure the information that you input, including your address, is accurate.


The new system will generate a totally unique voucher number for each membership year. 


Thank you to everyone who has already joined!

Safety Course Scheduled

The Trailbusters will be sponsoring a snowmobile safety course, scheduled for Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th at Lee Town Hall.
Youth must be 10 years of age by this date to take the course. Adults are welcome. For more information and to sign up, contact the instructor, John Beggs at (315) 337-0359.

Youth, ages 14 through 17, may operate a snowmobile without adult or other supervision if they have completed a snowmobile safety course. Those who have not completed the course, may operate a snowmobile if accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age.

Youth, ages 10 through 13, may operate a snowmobile if they have completed a snowmobile safety course and are accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age.

Children less than 10 years old, or less than age 14 without a safety certificate, may operate a snowmobile only on lands owned or leased by their parent or guardian.

Ian Hetherington Earns Trailbusters Snowmobile Club Scholarship

John Beggs, scholarship chairman for the Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, presents the club’s annual $250 scholarship to Ian Hethington. Hetherington, son of Pat and Deb Hetherington, Town of Lee, is a June 2014 graduate of Rome Free Academy who graduated in the top 10 of his class. He will be attending Clarkson University to study engineering and management.

NYSSA Super Raffle Fundraiser

Last season we had a successful fundraiser with the NYSSA Super Raffle. Thanks to the many members who purchased the tickets sent them, the club profited $1,500 and was fourth in total sales in the state. We hope to make an even larger profit when we participate this year. Raffle tickets will be available next month and will be mailed to all members.


Club Election Results

The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club held its annual election of officers at our May 13th meeting.  The following slate of officers were elected. We thank them in advance for generously donating their time to lead our club. 

Bob Spindler, President
Andy Lim, Vice President
Millie Piersall, Secretary
Dave Peer, Treasurer.

Trailbusters Monthly Meetings

Held the second Tuesday of each month from September through April at the Lee Town Hall, Stokes-Lee Center Road, Lee Center at 7:30 PM. Members are urged to attend these meetings to support the organization and keep informed. Make a note of these dates and attend when you can.

October 14th, November 11th, December 9th, January 13th, February 10th, March 10th and April 14th

Trail Work

Volunteers to help with bridge repairs, signing and other trail work are always needed. Contact John Beggs at 337-0359 to let him know your interest and times available.

Email Addresses

Emailing the club newsletter makes this task much simpler, faster and more cost effective. If you are not on our email list, please provide your address. We will be e-mailing the newsletter as well as any pertinent snowmobile related information as it happens. Don't be left out.

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