December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

Happy Holidays from everyone at Snoman!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire Snoman family!! We hope you have a terrific festive season and an amazing year ahead. Ride safe and gear up for a great season.

Holiday hours are:

  • December 25 - CLOSED
  • December 26 - CLOSED
  • January 1 - CLOSED


A Holiday Message from Alan Butler, President

The 2017/2018 snowmobiling season is just about to start and some areas have received snow and those clubs have started to pack trails and install trail signs. Please remember to use caution around waterways as areas do not have sufficient ice thickness to support sleds.

As the holiday season approaches, it is a time to think of others less fortunate than ourselves and I would encourage all snowmobilers to look around your community and see if there is someone that you could provide some encouragement to.

I would like to thank all the club volunteers for their effort and support. If it was not for you, we would not enjoy the provincial trail system that we have. To all the volunteers, please ensure you take time to enjoy this festive holiday season with family and friends. It's a great time of year to just take it easy and tell snowmobile stories.

On behalf of Snoman's Board of Directors, I would like to wish everyone a very happy and merry holiday season. Please take care and remember to ride sober whether you're on a sled or behind the wheel.

Alan Butler
President Snoman Inc.

Snoman goes to the Legislative Building!

Members of the Executive committee and their spouses went to the Legislative Building's Open House on December 2nd. They visited many MLAs and Ministers and had an all around good time. There was entertainment on the Grand Staircase and food a plenty around the various offices. There were wandering carolers and a children's activity centre set up in one of the offices. Even Santa and the Mrs. made an appearance around the halls. Best wishes were exchanged and extended to the entire Snoman family.

Alcohol-Free Family Zones

Just a reminder that our shelters on the trails are alcohol-free family zones. It has always been Snoman's position that drinking should not be associated with snowmobiling. This means zero tolerance for drinking on the trail system or in our shelters. As responsible snowmobilers, we want to put a positive image out there for our clubs and for snowmobiling in general.

2018 Free Ride Weekend: Sled Without Borders©

Snoman Inc. is pleased to announce that from February 17 to 19, 2018, coinciding with Louis Riel day, will be the Free Ride Weekend - Sled without Borders© sponsored by One Insurance, BSI Insurance representing Red River Mutual. Sled without Borders© focuses on visitors from Ontario, Saskatchewan, North Dakota and Minnesota, and the Free Ride Weekend focuses on Manitoba riders new to our trail network.

From December 1, 2017 onward, you can register for the event by visiting After you register, the pass will be accessible. Once you print your temporary weekend pass it must be affixed to your snowmobile, or downloaded to your mobile device. It is important to note that there are minimum insurance requirements for riders entering Manitoba.