2021 Permit Revenues Fund $3.8M in Pre-Season Grooming Investments
(Barrie, ON – August 27, 2020) – Following news about 2021 Snowmobile Trail Permits, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) today released the next phase of its pre-season plan to provide the best possible trail riding experience this winter. The latest initiatives are based on the OFSC’s comprehensive provincial fleet management strategy, which focuses on optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of one of the world’s largest trail groomer fleets. This fleet of 305 units is valued at approximately $36M and located throughout 16 OFSC districts across the province.
“Riders who purchase permits early are critical to our pre-season work,” said OFSC CEO Landon French, “Long before winter starts, the OFSC allocates about 77% of permit revenue to get trail operations underway and trails ready to groom. The biggest portion of this early investment allows us to continuously improve our large grooming fleet.”
Fee Stability & New Rider Advantage Bonus This Year
(Barrie, ON – August 20, 2020) – After booming sales of motorized recreational products across the province, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is anticipating strong demand for Ontario snowmobile trails this winter. In anticipation of this growth, today the OFSC announced new benefits for Ontario snowmobilers as part of its overall strategy to ensure the health and safety of its members, volunteers, landowners and riders for the coming snowmobile season.
Focused on delivering the best possible trail riding experience across the province, the initiatives announced today encourage snowmobilers to support the OFSC provincial trail system by purchasing their 2021 Seasonal or Classic Trail Permit starting September 1st. This early date is the first time in OFSC’s 53-year history that snowmobilers can purchase trail permits and permit gift cards before Labour Day.
New Health & Safety Initiatives Coming For Snowmobile Trail Operators & Riders
(Barrie, ON – August 11, 2020) – As the voice of organized snowmobiling and a recognized leader for powersports tourism and recreation in this province, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is developing new strategies to ensure the health and safety of its volunteers, landowners and riders for the coming snowmobile season.
The OFSC believes these initiatives will deliver the best possible trail riding experiences for snowmobilers, while helping to sustain up to $3.3 Billion of snowmobiling-related economic activity that is so important to Ontario’s northern and rural communities each winter.