At first, many of the trails that existed on the Tug Hill were logging trails left abandoned for the winter.
During the early years of snowmobiling, having this interconnected network of trails was not a luxury, but a lifeline to reaching essentials when roads were blocked to vehicular traffic.
As snowmobiling evolved more into a leisure sport, the early proponents of the Osceola Snowmobile Club had the foresight to realize that snowmobiling needed a form of control and regulation.
The Club was officially formed in December of 1970 by local landowners. The by-laws were drafted the following March.
The original grooming equipment was an Alpine Snowmobile with a set of bed springs dragged behind it!
The club has evolved since that time from those initial few landowners to almost 45. We have a five acre parcel of land and a groomer building that was raised by volunteers in 1992. Since the club was founded, we have purchased nine Groomers. At the present time, The Club operates 2 Pisten Bully groomers with Mogul Master drags.
The older machine is a 1996 Pisten Bully 300. This machine is 10’ wide and has a 320hp Detroit diesel engine. Our newer machine is a 2008 Pisten Bully 400. This machine is about 10’-4” wide and has a 375hp Detroit diesel engine. Both of our drags are Mogul Master 18-10’s, they are 18’ long and 10’ wide. When on the trail these machines with drags are about 42’ long.