General Information about our Club
The Lisbon Stump Jumper snowmobile club was an organized entity starting in 1967. The riders at the time were using each other’s land, and decided they probably should form a group. They got written permissions from each other for traveling on their land– many of which are still in existence.
This was the era of machines with Bogie wheels. Anyone still remember riding on those? Per snowmobile history in 1959 Allan Hetten of Hetteen Hoist & Derrick Co of Roseau, Minnesota brought 6 of his machines east: one to NY, two to ME and three to Adeloid Benware of West Lebanon. These first machines were the Polaris Snow-Traveler “Ranger”. The Ski-Doo was originally called the “Snow-Dog” and was sold at Timberland Machines in Lancaster. Companies and names that came later included: 1961 – Trail-A-Sled; 1963 Moto-Ski & Skiroule; 1964 – Johnson Skee Horse & Sno-Jet: 1965 – Rupp & Evinrude, 1966 – Alouette, 1969 – Sno-Prince & Starcraft. By 1970 there were over 100 companies making snowmachines.
The NHSA (New Hampshire Snowmobile Association) was not formed until 1969. The LSJ, as well as a few other organized clubs, started the organization. Several of the LSJ club members were officers of the state organization.
Today we have about 100 miles of groomed trails. These include a section of Corridor 5 that runs parallel to Main Street Lisbon along the prior railroad track. This connects our system to Littleton NH about 10 miles north and Woodsville about 10 miles south. Most of our trails are club trails which may meander and are narrow in some places. These trails take you thru parts of Landaff, Sugar Hill, Lisbon, Lyman and Bath. We have some spectacular views from the ridges of several mountains on the outskirts of the White Mountain National Forest.
Hopefully you are a member of our Club. Many of our over 250 members are visitors or seasonal residents to the area. We look forward to hearing from you , either at a Club meeting or event or via comments left on this website.