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An Honorary Society Dedicated To The Fun Of Snowmobiling


In 2022 the Iron Dog Brigade is recognizing an individual from the Industry/Government side of snowmobiling with the Distinguished Service Award. This person has been heavily involved  in snowmobiling and has dedicated countless time and endless effort to the sport and promotion of safe family snowmobiling.

This individual has a broad range of knowledge and history with snowmobiling, as well as his passion for the sport. Christopher Gamache started working in 2001 for the State of New Hampshire as Bureau Trail Chief. He was a consistent guiding force for the sport in New Hampshire, and with his leadership several major program improvements took place. In 2008, Chris was honored by being awarded the International Snowmobile Administrator of the Year and became an Iron Dog in 2016.


In 2020, Chris became the Trails Manager for Polaris Ride Command. This was a seamless transition for Chris because of his background in snowmobiling and his many years of interaction with snowmobilers and understanding snowmobile trails. The Ride Command system is a snowmobile app specifically designed to enhance your riding experience with an integrated in-vehicle communication system.


Chris has always been considered a leader regionally, nationally, and internationally on all issues that relate to motorized trails and outdoor recreation – traditional uses as well as new and emerging trail related recreation activities. Chris eventually became chairperson of the IASA. In that capacity, Chris served on the ISC Planning Committee. He was a great resource for this group.


 Chris has always been a team player. He understands the importance of volunteers and snowmobiling and everyone working toward the same common goals. He always participates in meetings and discussions and more importantly, he always follows through on promises and commitments he makes.


It’s exciting to see Chris’ son carrying on with the passion for snowmobiling and his involvement and leadership with his college team at the clean Snowmobile Challenge. It is heart-warming to hear that he introduced the love of riding to his engineer teammates, who are now also snowmobile enthusiasts!


Many people have mentioned what a pleasure it is to work with Chris & that hasn’t changed whether he is in a paid position or a volunteer position.

It is without doubt that with all the demanding work,  diligence, and commitment to the sport of snowmobiling, Chris Gamache is deserving of the prestigious Iron Dog Brigade Distinguished Service Award.

2022 Distinguished Service Award

Duane Sutton

June 14, 2022


To: All Iron Dog Brigade Members


From: Duane Sutton

            Newly Elected President


Good morning fellow Iron Dogs.


I am honored and grateful to have been elected to serve as your President.


I want to thank Bob King for his leadership and guidance the past four years. He did an amazing job.


I’m looking forward to working with VP Gail Hanson, Sec/Treas Judy King, and the rest of the board.


Our function is to continue to promote FUN, SAFE snowmobiling, and although we only get together once a year at ISC, I would urge you all to brag yourselves up whenever an opportunity arises. Don’t be afraid to explain who we are and what we stand for. This is your Organization.


The Board welcomes any suggestions you may have to continue our mission. We have room for new Pups, so if you know of anyone deserving, get their nomination submitted before next year’s deadline which is March 1, 2023. You will find the Membership form on our website, or you can request a copy from the secretary.


ISC is next June 8 - 10, 2023 in Moline, IL, so put it on your calendars!


Don’t hesitate to contact me with any concerns.


Thank you.


Duane Sutton.

Three Dogs who have served and promoted

the sport for a combined 140 years are Bill   Howell, Ed  Skomoroh and Edgar Hetteen.


First of all, what is an Iron Dog?

Well, back in 1960 a guy named Edgar Hetteen took a ride across Alaska on a new contraption called a Polaris snowmobile. When the natives saw it, they promptly named it an ”iron dog” because it did the work of their dog teams and the term began to be a popular name for snowmobiles. 


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Membership Dues are due  JANUARY 1 of each year. DUES ARE DELINQUENT MARCH 31.

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 Iron Dog Memorabilia 

We have been finding Iron Dog memorabilia for sale on the internet. Iron Dog memorabilia is for DOGS only. Please inform your family to dispose of your Iron Dog pins, bolo ties, clothing and  etc, appropriately upon your demise. Or if you decide to no longer be an Iron Dog, please properly dispose of your Iron

Dog stuff.

Ways to dispose of Memorabilia:

   Give items to another Iron Dog member.

    Contact an Iron Dog Board Member or the         World Snowmobile Headquarters.

Iron Dog Attire

The official Iron Dog Brigade dress:

  • Navy Blue Blazer

  • Gray Slacks

  • White Shirt

  • Red Bolo Tie or Red Tie

It would be nice if all the male Dogs wore this uniform to the Banquet for the pictures.

The female Dogs are welcome to wear their Iron Dog outfit or another outfit of their choice.

When collecting tickets, please wear your IDB Dress Suit or IDB Polo Shirts and name tag. We want to be easily identified as Iron Dog Brigade Members. See Dog Bling for more info shirts & etc.

During the rest of the Congress events, if you are not wearing the “uniform” please be sure you have your Iron Dog name tag and pin on.






Duane Sutton

38459 129th St.

Aberdeen, SD 57401

605-216-0804 (cell)

Gail Hanson

1367 NH Route 26

Colebrook, NH 03576


Judy King

24855 Hackberry Road

Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8662


Bob King

24855 Hackberry Road

Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8662



Bruno Andreini

2306 230th St.

Dallas Center, IA 50063

(cell) 515-240-3858



Ross Antworth

4294 Route 102

Lower Kingsclear,

New Brunswick E3E 1L3 CANADA

(cell) 506-447-1112

Marie Hixson

133 Winona Road

New Hampton, NH 03256


(cell) 603-481-2906

Marlys Knutson

2641 Orchard Lane

Excelsior, MN 55331-7807


Florence Mohler

2130 Lower Peoh Pt. Road

Cle Elum, WA 98922-8474


(cell) 206-406-1929

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