OFSC Committed To Providing Trails To Ride This Winter

Prep Work Underway To Ready Snowmobile Trails For Grooming

Rider Questions Covered In This Release:

  • Will There Be Trails To Ride This Winter? See Trails To Ride 2021
  • What Happens If COVID Hits Some Regions? See Flex Trail Options
  • What’s Being Done To Make Trails Safer? See Pandemic Response Plan
  • What Is The $50 Bonus & How Do I Get It? See Rider Advantage Confidence Bonus

(Barrie, ON: September. 24, 2020) – As the voice of organized snowmobiling and the recognized leader for powersports tourism and recreation in this province, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is committed to delivering the best possible trail riding experiences for snowmobilers this winter.

Trails To Ride 2021: The OFSC is accomplishing this mission under its Trails To Ride 2021 initiative. This action plan starts by getting trail preparations and operations underway this fall for the provincial trail system to achieve the OFSC’s top priority of having trails ready to groom as soon as snow conditions allow.

“As usual, some regions will have trails ready to ride earlier than others, depending on their location and weather,” commented new OFSC President Murray Baker. “Our main goal is to have trails in all OFSC districts ready to go as soon as Mother Nature allows.”

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OFSC Takes Driver Training 100% Online For 2020-21

Registration Now Available For Youth ages 12 and Older

(Barrie, ON: September 17, 2020) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is pleased to announce that for the 2020-21 season, its popular Driver Training Program will continue to teach young riders the skills and habits necessary to be safe and courteous snowmobile operators entirely online.

Working with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), OFSC Driver Training has made a major contribution to snowmobile safety since 1976 by educating 244,611 students age 12 and older with classroom-style courses in select communities across Ontario. Driver Training graduates qualify to obtain a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s License from MTO.

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OFSC Tips For September Permit & Gift Card Buying

How to Lock In the Lowest Permit Fee & the Highest Rider Advantage Confidence Bonus

(Barrie, ON: September 10, 2020) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is pleased to report a strong kick off to early permit sales in the first two weeks of September. Snowmobilers across the province are showing their support for pre-season trail preparations, while benefiting from the lowest permit fee and qualifying for the highest Rider Advantage Confidence Bonus.

About Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permits

Under Ontario law, Snowmobile Trail Permits sold by the OFSC under the authority of the Ministry of Transportation are mandatory for recreational snowmobiling on OFSC Prescribed Trails. All revenues from these MTO permits are allocated through the OFSC to deliver organized snowmobile trails.

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2021 Snowmobile Trail Permits Now Available Online


Snowmobilers Benefit by Buying Permits in September

(Barrie, ON: September 1, 2020)Following its announcement last week about millions of dollars invested in groomers for trail consistency, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) continues to be very optimistic about delivering the best possible trail riding experience this winter.

It’s all systems go with pre-season preparations – and to share and support our enthusiasm for getting trails ready to ride, we invite snowmobilers to join us in launching the 2021 snowmobile season by buying your Snowmobile Trail Permit in September at the same fee as last season.

“The OFSC is up to the challenge of making our snowmobile trails available this winter thanks to new strategies and initiatives being rolled out this fall,” said CEO Landon French. “Our volunteers, clubs, districts and staff are focused on one mission to make it happen, and buying early is the best way for snowmobilers to support these efforts.”

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