About

Cross Country Cruisers, Inc. PO Box 733, Woodruff, WI, 54568

We, along with other Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs, provide approximately 25,000 miles of some of the best trails in the United States for you, the snowmobiler.
In Wisconsin, each county has a county level association or alliance which is made up of almost all of the local clubs. The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) is the state level organization with directors from each county level organization. Snowmobiler rights and regulations protecting these rights are addressed at the AWSC level from local club feedback.

Every mile of trail in the State of Wisconsin is made possible – not at the State or County level – but at the local Club level. The Cross Country Cruisers Club is responsible for 90 plus miles of these trails here in Vilas and Oneida Counties. Some of these trails run over State land, but a good portion run over private land.

How do we get theses trails and where does the time and money come from to make this all possible? To start with, every hour that is worked by a club member is time that is donated. Our season starts each year in September when the volunteers are out brushing and clearing the trails. Many hours are spent negotiating with landowners for the use of their land for the trails. Once We get enough snow to open the trails, and until the trails are closed at the end of the season, We must groom these 90 miles of trails – usually each day. We also mark all of the trails so that Snowmobilers will follow the trail. For each mile of trail, it takes 18 blazer signs, 4 stop ahead signs, 4 stop signs, and 8 information signs. All at a cost of $218 per mile of trail.

What about the cost of the Groomers and fuel to run the Groomers? Our Club owns Four (4) groomers and Four (4) drags. The cost of each groomer is $140,000 and each drag is $9,000. And, of course, don’t forget the diesel fuel to operate each groomer. Our 100% Volunteers do all of the grooming of the trails as well as the maintenance on the grooming equipment. The initial purchase and maintenance costs of the equipment is funded through membership dues, fundraisers and some monies by the State for grooming the trails that are State owned.

We need your help and sponsorship. Membership in our Club provides You with a monthly newsletter plus membership in the AWSC with it’s 9 monthly Snowmobile Wisconsin magazines.

A membership application can be found by clicking ”JOIN OUR CLUB” at the top of our home page.  This will allow you to join using a credit card, or print out the paper application and mail in a check!

The Cross Country Cruiser Barn is located at 1501 Helminski Road, Arbor Vitae, which is behind the Arbor Vitae Fire Hall and Fireman’s Park and next to the Arbor Vitae Town Shop.  Here is a map of the Barn location.

Cross Country Cruisers 2020-21

- Cross Country Cruisers Executive Officers -

David Assmann

President

2019-21 (2nd)
T: 715-358-3772
C: 906-284-0377
E: moc.liamgnull@adsresiurc

Dave Clairmore

Vice President

2020-22 (1st)
T: 715-297-1255 
E: moc.liamgnull@104ialcd

Greg Pauli

Secretary

2019-21 (1st)
T: 715-356-7771
C: 608-516-6995
E: moc.liamgnull@iluapjgerg

Wendy Hunter

Treasurer

2018-20 (2nd)
C: 715-614-4379
E: moc.liamgnull@759retnuhwt

- Cross Country Cruisers Directors -

Dick Mickle

Director

2017-20 (2nd)
C: 715-410-8217
E: ten.retrahcnull@653pils

Sue Suchy

Director

2019-22 (2nd)
T: 715-356-9192
C: 815-354-4416
E: ten.retrahcnull@yhcusderf

Chris Welch

Director

2019-22 (1st)
C: 715-614-9990
E: moc.reitnorfnull@133hclew

Bill Lemke

Director

2018-21 (2nd)
T: 715-358-6005
C: 715-432-0998
E: moc.reitnorfnull@ekmelb

Jim Hartwig

Director

2018-21 (1st)
T: 715-356-3433
C: 630-870-9309
E: moc.oohaynull@eriaauqa

Jim Wescott

Director

2018-21 (1st)
T: 715-358-0159
C: 608-469-0256
E: moc.emnull@jttocseW

Jon Cooksey

Director

2020-23 (1st)
C: 715-614-9003
E: moc.liamgnull@pvresiurc

Matt Towne

Director

2020-23 (1st)
C: 715-891-1586

Bill Lemke

Trail Manager

C: 715-432-0998
E:  moc.reitnorfnull@ekmelb

Don Schneider

Trail Manager

C: 262-930-6914
E:  moc.liamgnull@redienhcsnod

Bill Farmer

Equipment Manager

C: 847-922-0001
E: moc.liamgnull@godmrafgib

Greg Pauli

Membership Chair

T: 715-356-7771
E: moc.liamgnull@0791pihsrebmemccc

Dave Clairmore

Website

C: 715-297-1255
E: moc.liamgnull@104ialcd

Judy Pauli

Website

C: 608-807-9643
E: moc.liamgnull@iluapnnayduj

Pam Sobieski

Website

C: 708-308-3039
E: moc.liamgnull@2retsambewresiurc

Vacant

Past President

- Cross Country Cruisers Committees -

  • Adopt A Highway – (vacant)
  • PR & Advertising – Dave Assmann             
  • By-Laws Committee –  Dick Mickle​​​
  • Safety – Jim Wescott
  • Christmas Party – Eileen Ryan, Dave Clairmore, Judy Pauli
  • Snowmobile Safety Class –  Jon Cooksey
  • Club Rides –  (vacant)
  • ​​​​​Summer Picnic – (vacant)
  • Club Photographer ​ Don Schneider​​
  • Sunshine Person – Jan Schenning
  • Club Historian –  Sue  Suchy​​​​
  • Trail Signs – Deb Wolfe
  • Commercial Membership – Al Frank & D. Wolfe
  • Volunteer Appr. Party – Dave Assmann
  • County Alliance Meetings – President & Rep.            
  • Website  – Pam Sobieski, Judy Pauli, Dave Clairmore
  • CCC Winter Fest –  JCooksey & B. Lemke
  • Face Book – Don Schneider, Judy Pauli
  • Food Drive – (vacant)
  • Funding (Towns & Chamber) – Pres. & V. Pres.
  • Fund Raisers – Board of Directors
  • Insurance – Dick Mickle
  • Landowner Appreciation Cert. – Diane Shay
  • Map Box Distribution – Dick Mickle & Jim Wescott
  • Meetings_ Dinners & Locations – Nancy Wescott
  • Membership Director – Greg Pauli
  • Miss Snow Flake – (vacant)                                
  • Newsletter – Greg Pauli
  • Nominations – Dick Strucel