Early Season Priority Trails
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Improves Rider Experience with Select Sections of Trail are Available for Limited Riding This Weekend
Winter's off to a great start across Ontario and a few select sections of snowmobile trails are already available on a limited basis for early season riding.
These Early Season Priority (ESP) Trails are a project initiated by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), in cooperation with its districts, clubs and volunteers, to provide permit holders with their first riding opportunities before Christmas. Typically, the entire OFSC system trails may not be fully open until January.
ESP Trails are located within driving distance of the 401 corridor, are localized segments not yet linked or connected to most other trails, and are shown as "Limited" (Yellow) on OFSC Trail Status Reports (www.ofsc.on.ca). The first ESP Trails to open are in the Barrie/Collingwood area of OFSC District 8, but others are also scheduled to come on line very soon.
The OFSC is pleased to announce these early snowmobiling opportunities, but as with ski hills who may only have one or two runs open at first, ESP Trails are not intended to provide the full riding experience that will be available later when everything is open.
The OFSC is urging snowmobilers to enjoy the sections that are available, and to show their appreciation and respect to club volunteers and landowners by staying off the many trails that remain closed and are not yet ready for safe snowmobiling.
Specifically, this means that where an ESP Trail section ends, riders must turn around and go back, and not expect to complete a loop or ride the distances that will be available when the whole trail system opens.
"If riders cooperate by sticking to the ESP Trails, then this initiative will succeed and likely be continued. If they do not cooperate, and trespass on adjacent closed trails, then we will have to re-evaluate to protect our clubs, trails and landowners," said Jeff McGirr, OFSC Administrator, Trails and Risk Management Programs.
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is non-profit organization dedicated to providing strong leadership and support to member clubs and volunteers, to establishing and maintaining quality snowmobile trails which are used in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, and to furthering the enjoyment of organized snowmobiling.
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