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This is a sure sign of spring

Thursday, April 10, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT TRAILBLAZERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB

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The Sault Trailblazers Snowmobile Club – trail closure

Please be advised that all OFSC Snowmobile Trails in and around Sault Ste Marie that are maintained by the Sault Trailblazers Snowmobile Club are now closed for the season.

With the warmer spring temperatures we have experienced recently, the trail conditions have deteriorated significantly making for unsafe riding conditions.

These conditions have resulted in the need to close all local snowmobile trails for the 2013/2014 season.

The Sault Trailblazers Snowmobile Club would also like to express our sincere appreciation to each of the generous landowners whose land use permission allowed us to have a local trail system in place for the enjoyment of the entire community.

Furthermore the club would also like to thank the many snowmobilers who purchased trail permits for the 2013/ 2014 season.  

Without their continued support, we would not be able to maintain the organized snowmobile trail network in our area for the enjoyment of our riders.

We look forward to another good old-fashioned winter again next season.

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Bad Dawg 4/11/2014 12:13:25 AM Report

Isn't it a provincial permit?? Most of that money doesn't get spent around here.
Gentleman 4/11/2014 5:37:34 AM Report

Permits Sales revenue is distributed to all operating districts in Ontario and in our case, we are District 13. ASPA (Algoma Snowplan Affiliate) is our coordinating body that distributes funds to each club in the district. Smaller clubs that do not have the capability of selling enough permits will receive revenue in this distribution model to allow those trails to open. Grooming costs including fuel and repairs is a significant portion of the budget.
derek 4/11/2014 9:27:17 AM Report

At 250 a season pass the trails have been closed all season.

Charge a fee but for a average snowmobiler who might use the trail system once or twice.

no way will I or others pay that!
Dara 4/11/2014 1:27:44 PM Report

I always pay and I love these trails

Thanks to all the volunteers
Soo_Smitty 4/11/2014 7:36:37 PM Report

Hey Derek, the OFSC must also agree with you that people won't pay $250 to ride once or twice. That could be why they offered three free days of riding (Family Day weekend) and also offer the three day pass for $75. So you could have went out riding the trails six times this winter with a cost of $12.50 each time. If you think that's too expensive to get out on the trails six times, I'm going to take a wild guess that you haven't went near a gas pump lately as the permit price in that scenario would be the cheapest thing.
klmm70 4/11/2014 7:37:32 PM Report

I would like to thank all district 13 volunteers for the great job on the trails this year we all had a blast in our party .put 1800 miles on this winter from the soo to echoe bay st. Joes island to Bruce mines and searchmount . Great job. Groomer operators and all of soo trailblazers see ya next year and Ty.
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