December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter



Happy Holidays from everyone at Snoman! 


The entire Snoman family wishes you and yours a very joyous holiday and a safe New Year!  

The Snoman office holidays hours are:
 

December 24     8:30am - 1:00pm


December 25     CLOSED

December 28     CLOSED

December 29     8:30 am - 5:00 pm

December 31     8:30am - 1:00pm

January 1           CLOSED


A Holiday Message from

Wayne Vandersteen, President
 
In the most joyous of seasons, I want to extend a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all snowmobilers and their families. While all of the people in the northern part of our province are getting snow and have started signing and grooming, many people from the central and southern part of our province would love to see snow so they can sign and groom their trails. We are all eager to get out and enjoy our beautiful trails system. We must remember while enjoying the trails to social distance and abide by the Public Health Orders. Let’s make 2020-2021 a safe snowmobiling season and welcome all of our new snowmobilers to our great recreational activity. This year will certainly have its challenges due to the pandemic, but let's make it enjoyable, positive and fun. Stay safe!


2021 Free Ride Weekend: Sled Without Borders©


Snoman Inc. is pleased to announce that from February 13 to 15, 2021, coinciding with Louis Riel day, is Sled without Borders© - sponsored by One Insurance and BSI Insurance Brokers, representing Red River Mutual. Sled without Borders is a Free Ride Weekend, focusing on riders new to our trail network. If you have extra sleds, this is a great opportunity to invite a non-snowmobiling friend to come along for a ride!

You can register for the event by visiting www.snoman.mb.ca. After you register, your 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.


Safe Riding Pays Off


ONE Insurance and BSI Insurance Brokers offer discounts for safe riders 

Riding safely on the trails makes sense – so does saving money on your Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) insurance. This riding season, ONE Insurance, BSI Insurance Brokers and Red River Mutual are offering safety conscious riders a discount on their ORV insurance premium.
 
The Manitoba Snowmobile Safety Course (https://www.snowmobilecourse.com/canada/manitoba/) is designed with interactive animations and visual questions to take you out of the textbook and into the driver's seat to help you learn about safe riding. When you complete the quick online course, you can receive 5 per cent off your ORV insurance premium.
 
Get certified in three easy steps:

  1. Study the course online and pay a one-time fee of $44.95.
  2. Use what you learned to pass the online exam.
  3. Print your certificate and bring it to any ONE Insurance or BSI Insurance Broker in Manitoba to get an extra 5 per cent off your ORV insurance premium.

 
Snopass carriers with clean driving records and zero “at fault” claims for the past five years will also qualify for an additional 10 per cent off Safe Rider Discount. You must provide a valid Snopass number to your local ONE Insurance or BSI Insurance Brokers to receive this discount. For more information on whether you qualify, drop by any ONE Insurance or BSI Insurance Brokers branch or visit oneinsurance.ca or bsimb.com.


Slow Down & Enjoy the Ride


Excessive speed is the contributing factor in the majority of incidents, some involving fatalities, both on and off the trail system. This means that most of these occurrences are preventable. Don’t become one of the statistics – have fun riding, but ensure that you arrive home safely to your family. The best policy is to ride with a friend, and let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. 

Ride smart, stay in control and slow down.


Remember to get your Snopass

If you wish to travel on designated trails maintained by Snoman Inc., you must by law have a valid Snopass. Your Snopass fee helps to enhance recreational snowmobiling across Manitoba, as it supports the local Snoman member clubs that groom and maintain over 12,000 kilometres of designated trail throughout Manitoba.