President's Message

Member Clubs and Snowmobilers:

 Winter 2020

Finally after what seems like a long wait, we have seen an accumulation of snow so clubs can get out and get some trails open. Thanks to the snowmobilers who have been patiently waiting.  A special thank you to all of the club volunteers who have worked so hard in preparing and signing trails, and the groomer operators for the trails they provide even in less than favorable conditions. GREAT JOB club volunteers!

Just a reminder please respect our landowners, many farmers still have crop in the fields so please stay out of these fields. Remember if we do not have the landowners support we will not have trails.

Unfortunately, there have been three serious incidents, two of which resulted in fatalities and one where the rider was seriously injured and STARS had to be called. Over 90% of incidents are attributed to excessive speed and/or alcohol. Please slow down and do not drink and drive, this will go a long way to ensuring you arrive home safe to your loved ones.  

If you are not a member of your local club, I would encourage you to become a member. Clubs are always looking for new members and no special skills are required. You will get to meet new people and have a good time.

Did you know that you are required by law to have an orange snoplate (Snopass) on your sled when on a Provincial Designated Snowmobile trail? RCMP can and will issue tickets for not having a Snopass when one rides on a designated trail in ditches or on private land.  A ticket is over $480 for not having a Snopass, however a Snopass is only $150.00.

Let’s hope for more snow and hope that the season goes well into March. Please remember to respect your fellow riders, ride safe and see you on the trail.  

Alan Butler
President 
Snoman Inc.