(Barrie, ON - November 14, 2015) - With early snow in many parts of Ontario and more in the forecast, winter’s on the way and so is the 2015 snowmobiling season. But it’s not time to start sledding yet and for safety’s sake, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) cautions snowmobilers to keep their sleds parked for now.
Going for even a short snowmobile ride can be very dangerous at this time. The ground, waterways and swamps are not frozen yet, nor is there enough snow base to protect yourself or your sled from terrain irregularities or other obstacles. Grooming operations have not started yet, so no OFSC trails are available to ride and all access to trails private property remain closed. Snowmobilers are also reminded to stay off public roads and farmers’ fields.
For updates on trail status across Ontario, the OFSC recommends that snowmobilers visit the Interactive Trail Guide at www.ofsc.on.ca