Member Clubs and Snowmobilers;
Well, we’ve had a great season and a much longer one than in recent years. I would like to say a special thank you to all our volunteers, clubs, Snopass holders, groomer operators and landowners. Our trail system would not exist if it weren’t for all of you.
Looking outside for the last couple of days it looks like most of our trail system in the Southern part of Manitoba is over for the season. This year, every club in our province had a chance to groom and open some of their trails. Some clubs had more snow this year and were able to get more groomings in, compared to other clubs which had a chance to max out their groomings.
I know many clubs put so much effort into getting their trails ready for the weekends and then on Friday and Saturday big winds would come and destroy them before people even had a chance to use them. Thank you for your efforts.
Doing trail audits on our trail system this year and talking to our auditors, the signing has gotten to a very good standard. We thank the clubs for the efforts that they’ve been putting in on signing. By going to a trail audit system a few years back we have saved $20,000 on our liability insurance for Snoman and that money goes back to the snow.
We have been experiencing increased traffic on our trails since the pandemic and clubs have to put in a lot of work to maintain our trails for all users. If you are using the trail system, you require a Snopass, so please purchase one and experience our white highway.
While this season is over, clubs start their preparation for next season. We encourage people to reach out to their local club to volunteer. As a designated trail rider, you have the opportunity to be a part of your local club and be instrumental in planning and promoting the trail system as well as participating in club activities.
Enjoy the upcoming seasons and let’s hope for another good winter!
President, Snoman Inc.