January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter

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 now 'til February 17, you can register for the event by visiting www.snoman.mb.ca. 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.

Snoman in the news

A couple news items that you don't want to miss upcoming in January featuring Snoman Inc are CTV Morning Live on January 16 and the Winnipeg Free Press will be doing their Snowtrax edition on January 25.

Annual Sneak Peek

Come out to the Red River Exhibition Park and be one of the first ones to see the new 2019 sleds straight from the manufacturers. See the new Polaris, Yamaha, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Safety Week

Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. is celebrating International Snowmobile Safety Week January 20 to 28 and encourages all riders to ride safe, stay on the trail, and respect private property.

"Snowmobile safety has always been a high priority for our organization", said Yvonne Rideout, Executive Director. "We work closely with our counterparts to bring safety to the forefront and we also offer an online safety courses." To put focus on safety, Snoman and Fresh Air Educators are offering a 25% discount on the online safety course by entering the code SAFETY2018. So visit www.snoman.mb.ca for more information and to access the course.

An integral part of safety week is the Safe Riders! The campaign includes the following messages:

  • Snowmobiling and alcohol don't mix - don't drink and ride.
  • Know before you go! Always check local ice conditions.
  • When night riding, slow down! Expect the unexpected.
  • Know the risks, be prepared and make every trip a round trip.
  • Cross roadways with care.
  • Ride smart, ride right. Stay in control.
  • Smart riders are safe riders. Take snowmobile safety training.

"With approximately 12,000 kilometers of designated trails, it is essential that all riders practice safety," said Rideout. "The best policy is to ride with a friend and let someone know where you are going and when you will return".

Snoman Inc., a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing strong leadership and support to its member clubs to develop safe and environmentally responsible snowmobile trails to further the enjoyment of organized recreational snowmobiling in Manitoba.

Extra Safety tips from SNOMAN

  • ensure your sled is in good working condition
  • dress for the weather including mitts, boots, and helmet
  • follow other sleds at a reasonable distance

Snoman Snow Scooters

If you or someone you know is between the ages of 14 and 18 and is looking to get out and be part of something great you should consider joining our newest members of Snoman Inc. the Snoman Snow Scooters Youth Club. For more information contact Snoman at 204-940-7533 or Tonya Kemball at 204-340-5417.