Snowmobile Club Activities

Aberdeen Driftbuster Snowmobile Club Poker Run

The Aberdeen Driftbusters Snowmobile Club Poker Run hosted just over 80 riders today. The weather was perfect. The trail was great but took a beating. The Club gained 5 new family memberships and 2 new associate memberships. Thank you all that participated.

Thank you, Richmond Oasis, The SHED in Westport and The Crossing Bar at Mina Lake for hosting us!


The Aberdeen Driftbuster Snowmobile Club celebrated International Snowmobile Day by hosting a Show and Shine Event on the Malchow Plaza in Downtown Aberdeen. The event was held Saturday, October 29th from 11-2pm. The event was open to the public with a grilled hotdog lunch served by the Aberdeen Driftbuster Club members. Even the Jr. Snow Queen stopped by to enjoy the special event.



When weather and adequate snow allows, the club organizes at least a couple snowmobile rides per month. These scheduled rides are made at the monthly meetings and will generally include a start time, location and trail leader for contact. This club ride information can be found in the Aberdeen Driftbusters Snowmobile Club calendar of events and on the club Facebook page.

Upcoming Club Events

February 2nd – Aberdeen Driftbuster Night Ride and Club Meeting Richmond Oasis

February 4th – Radar Run hosted by the Aberdeen Driftbusters Snowmobile Club

March 2nd – Monthly Meeting – The Crossing Bar


Questions have been raised on how to obtain a permit for snowbikes on the snowmobile trail.

Per SDGFP’s website: Motorcycle Trail Pass

32-20A-25. Permit to operate motorcycle as a snowmobile. Any resident owner who has titled a motorcycle which has been modified to comply with the definition of a snowmobile for use as a snowmobile on a state snowmobile trail or area established pursuant to the provisions of chapter 41-19 may purchase an annual permit valid from Dec. 1 – Mar. 31, inclusive, for a fee of $20. The permit shall be affixed to the motorcycle on the right side of the unit and shall be clearly visible. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks shall collect the annual permit fee imposed by this section and shall deposit the fees in the snowmobile trails fund established by 32-5-9.2.

Registration Motorcycle Snowmobile Trail Pass

To purchase a Motorcycle Snowmobile Trail Pass call: The Black Hills Trails Office, 605.584.3896 or Farm Island Recreation Area, 605.773.2888.

No wheeled or tracked ATV’s or UTV’s are allowed on the snowmobile trail system.


We organize an Emergency Response Team to assist our local civil defense. The team, when activated by local law enforcement, provides transportation to medical personnel and delivers medicine.


The Aberdeen Driftbusters Snowmobile Club offers a free safety course each year for snowmobilers 10 years of age and older.  This course teaches safe riding and basic operating skills.


The club holds many family activities annually. These may include a holiday party, radar runs, pizza & swim party, steak feeds and family trail rides.    Each September the club hosts a family campout at the Wylie Park Campground. There is a potluck supper, the go-cart racing and the evening closes by the campfire.

Member activities at the annual radar run

Click here to see pictures of some of the Aberdeen Driftbusters Snowmobile Club radar runs.


The club supports other organizations through fundraising, charity rides, food drives, and other club activities.  Charities supported over the years include Easter Seals, Safe Harbor, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Humane Society and Aberdeen’s Storybook Land.

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