Greetings Passionate Manitoba Snowmobilers!!
Wasn’t that a tremendous season? We can, at times, be consumed by the noise, and this year that came in the form of a lack of fresh snow. Despite having no new snow for weeks at a time, our groomer operators did a tremendous job of preserving the base and providing a fresh ribbon to ride on week after week. We are likely on track for the second-highest groomed kilometers in the organization’s history.
The three pillars of organized recreational snowmobiling are landowners, volunteers, and the user pay model. I would like to start by thanking all the landowners that allow us to operate. Without you, our network would be incomplete and fragmented. To the volunteers, thank you and your families for the countless hours and dedication to recreational snowmobiling. It’s on the backs of volunteers that we manage the 13,000 km of trail network annually. It’s almost unfathomable at times the work that gets done by like-minded people who share a passion for the sport. Finally, the user pay system, thank you to those who purchased their Snopass. It’s with those dollars that Snoman and its 53 clubs are able to manage the longest trail network of any kind in the province of Manitoba.
Thank you to our Corporate Rider Partners for their support allowing more dollars to stay on the snow and to the many businesses that support their local clubs.
To the untrained eye, it may appear that once the grooming stops the clubs hibernate for the summer. However, the real story is nothing could be further from the truth. Now is the time of year that clubs switch gears and transition to removing seasonal signs and performing much-needed maintenance and repairs to their equipment. The need for volunteers is still critical, join a club and be a part of Team Snoman!
Ride Safe, Ride Often, Ride Right!!!
President, Snoman Inc.