THESE CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
As a condition of use of OFSC Prescribed Trails, the operator or passenger of a snowmobile agrees to never leave the trail base and assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever including but not limited to the risks, dangers, and hazards of snowmobiling; collision with natural or man made objects, other persons or grooming equipment and other snowmobiles; travel within or beyond the authorized trail boundaries; or negligence, breach of contract or breach of statutory duty of care of the part of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), its member clubs and districts, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, landowners, independent contractors, subcontractors, representatives, sponsors, successors and assigns (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “OFSC”).
The operator of a snowmobile agrees that the OFSC shall not be liable for any such personal injury, death or property loss and releases the OFSC and waives all claims with respect thereto.
The operator of a snowmobile agrees that any litigation involving the OFSC shall be brought within the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of the Province of Ontario. The operator of a snowmobile further agrees that these conditions and any rights, duties and obligations as between the OFSC and the trail permit holder shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and no other jurisdiction. (Refer to https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90m44). The operator of a snowmobile agrees that they have a duty to inform all passengers of the assumption of risk, release, and waiver of liability conditions of use.
The online Interactive Trail Guide (ITG) available at http://trails.evouala.com/ofsc/ is the sole source of Trail Availability status information. The Trail Status information posted here is for general information only and does not necessarily reflect the Trail Status at the time of your ride or the actual local trail conditions you may encounter. The Trail Availability Status is gathered from club volunteers and is valid only at the time of their observation. Their observations may not meet your expectations and the Trail Status may vary from the time of posting. The Trail Status may vary throughout the day due to changing conditions such as temperature, snow quality, type of terrain and usage.
Snowmobiling is an off-road experience in a non-engineered wilderness environment. As snowmobiling occurs in an unpredictable and uncontrollable natural setting, there are inherent risks which demand constant rider preparedness, vigilance, caution, unimpaired reaction and smart choice. Legislated speed limits represent the maximum permitted speed and not a recommended rate of travel. Operators must exercise caution at all times, be prepared for the unexpected and only travel at a speed which ensures their safety and that of passengers based on their personal assessment of many factors including: terrain, trail familiarity, trail width, snowmobile equipment, personal attires, cognitive skills, experience, weather, visibility, traffic and grooming. In many instances, operators will choose a speed which is substantially lower than the maximum legislated limit.
Trail signs are posted by volunteers for your convenience for situations where there is an expectation that a safe, prudent and legal operator would un-expectantly be required to take evasive action such as heavy braking or steering. Operators should familiarize themselves with snowmobile trail signs as they are not the same as the signs associated with engineered roadways. As signs are installed as a courtesy, there isn’t any guarantee that they will be there at any given time due to wind, rain, storms or vandalism.
This Interactive Trail Guide is intended only as a reference. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs accepts no responsibility or liability for any discrepancies, inaccuracies, errors or omissions which may occur, for actual trail conditions encountered on any trails shown on this trail guide, or for any resulting loss or damage.