An Honorary Society Dedicated To The Fun Of Snowmobiling


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. 


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.

               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.


Congratulations Peggy Spieger!

2020 Class of the International

Snowmobile Hall of Fame inductees.



Starting to ride snowmobiles over four decades ago with her husband John and family, they all became involved with their local snowmobile club and the Oregon State Snowmobile Association (OSSA).

Peggy has worked tirelessly to represent Oregon’s snowmobilers as well as snowmobilers throughout the western snowbelt. During forty years of distinguished service to the sport of snowmobiling, Peggy has made contributions as a trail and program developer and volunteer leader at the club, state, national and international levels.

For the past 32 consecutive years, Peggy has provided unprecedented service for the Oregon State Snowmobile Association where she served as their Secretary, Administrative Coordinator and Executive Director. 

She has also been active with the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA), the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA), and the Western Chapter of Snowmobile Associations, as well as being a long-time, very active member of the Iron Dog Brigade and her local snowmobile club.

 As OSSA’s Executive Director, Peggy has played a leading role in efforts to keep snowmobiling access open across Oregon. She has worked diligently with the U.S. Forest Service to maintain the rights of snowmobilers to access National Parks such as Crater Lake National Park, the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and development of the Kapka Butte Sno-Park.


Peggy works with the Oregon Department of Transportation to administer and operate Oregon’s 6,410 miles of snowmobile trails. She has played a key role in overseeing OSSA’s daily association business, along with coordinating annual snowmobile trail operations.


In conjunction with her oversight of the trail administrations, Peggy has served as Oregon’s representative to IASA and has played a key role in every annual International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) since 1988. She has also regularly participated in ACSA meetings and functions since it was created in 1995. She has been a voice for snowmobiling in Washington D.C. by attending ACSA Fly-In meetings every year to work toward protecting the rights of people who use public lands respectfully.


Peggy has represented OSSA with a very high level of honesty and integrity, always keeping a focus on doing what is best for the sport of snowmobiling. It is Peggy’s unrelenting drive that so deservingly places her into the 2020 Class of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame inductees.


2021 Iron Dog Ride


February 21 thru February 25

Spearfish Canyon Lodge



Call 605-584-3435, ask for Iron Dog Block

  • Double Queen Rate $151.00 per room

  • (2 Queen Beds - with refrigerator & microwave)


  • King Mini Suite Rate $191.00 with frig & microwave


Duane has reserved 15 queen rooms & 5 mini suites


We will have breakfast Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday in the Latchstring Restaurant which is just across the road. We will also have our “wrap up” buffet banquet at the Latchstring also.


Lunch will be on the trail all three (3) days.


Gas is available at the Lodge, Trailshead, Recreational Springs and Mountain Meadow.  Besides the Lodge, the other places mentioned are all places we will probably be riding to during our stay.


If there is anyone who is not riding but has something they would like to go to or see, email Duane at:  duanesutton@yahoo.com


Judy King will probably be driving to the lunch stops again this year.

The 53rd Annual International

Snowmobile Congress

Omaha, Nebraska—June 9-12, 2021

Hosted by Nebraska State

Snowmobile Association

ISC Registration:  


  • June 8: Motorcycle Ride through Loess Hills

  • June 9: Afternoon FOSPAC, Evening: Welcome Reception

  • June 10: Opening Ceremonies / Speakers / Meetings Evening Night at the Zoo

  • June 11: Speakers / Meetings / Educational Sessions. Evening Groomer Reception

  • June 12: Speakers / Meetings /Educational Sessions Evening Awards Ceremony


Hilton Omaha

1001 Cass Street

Omaha, NE 68102

TEL: (402) 998-3400 FAX: (402) 998-4242 https://book.passkey.com/e/50114484\


Hilton Omaha is located in the heart of downtown near the Old Market Entertainment District and 7 minutes from Eppley Airfield Airport.


Our hotel is one block from TD Ameritrade Ballpark and joined to the CHI Health Event Center via an enclosed sky bridge.


Take our complimentary shuttle to the airport and to sites in the downtown area

• FREE Wi-Fi in sleeping & meeting rooms

• FREE round-trip shuttle service to/from the airport

• All rooms are at the per night rate and DO NOT include taxes

• Room rate is honored three days pre/post, based on availability

• In-room coffee, iron & full-size board, hair dryer

• Indoor heated pool & whirlpool

• Fitness room

• Luggage Hold

• Guest laundry and valet

• FedEx Office Business Services on site

• Walking distance to Old Market Shopping and Entertainment district, TD Ameritrade Ballpark, and minutes from Henry Doorly Zoo


Bob King

24855 Hackberry Road

Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8662




Bonnie Holbrook

PO Box 1

E. Thethford, VT 05043





Judy King

24855 Hackberry Road

Council Bluffs, IA 51503-8662




Ed Skomoroh

6828 Ireland Ave., NW

Annandale, MN 55302-2424




Bruno Andreini

2306 230th St.

Dallas Center, IA 50063

(cell) 515-240-3858



Gail Hanson

1367 NH Route 26

Colebrook, NH 03576



Robert Linn

1505 19th Avenue NW

Faribault, MN 55021



Dennis Nauman

402 5th St.

Rudd, IA 50471

(cell) 641-425-4141


De Lyle Pankratz

7756 Ely Lake Drive

Eveleth, MN 55374

218 744-1375


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