The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and its member clubs are celebrating the $1.7 billion annual economic impact of snowmobiling in Ontario and the coming sledding season during Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Ontario Week, November 24 to 30.
Following a 30% participation increase over the past two seasons, this year’s celebration starts with a robust 12% increase in pre-November 1st permit sales.
Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Ontario Week invites more people to discover the family fun of organized snowmobiling, plus its many social, health and recreational benefits. In addition, Get Ready Week is the cue for snowmobilers to prepare their sleds and gear, and to start planning their Ontario rides.
This is possible because club volunteers are hard at work during Get Ready Week clearing, preparing and signing over 30,000 kilometres of OFSC trails to make them available when snow conditions allow. As well, Get Ready Week marks the final days that Seasonal and Classic Snowmobile Trail Permits are available at pre-December 1st savings by shopping online at permits.ofsc.on.ca or in a local retail outlet.
25 Snow Tours: The OFSC is promoting 25 snow tours located across the province to make snowmobiling even more accessible and enjoyable. These turnkey routes are specially selected to boost winter tourism by making it easy for riders of every experience level to enjoy unique snowmobiling adventures while visiting new destinations.
Interactive Trail Guide: The OFSC Interactive Trail Guide features the most accurate and up to date display of the entire OFSC trail network available anywhere. This popular online tool enables OFSC snowmobilers to plan their rides and view the latest colour-coded trail status updates (Red = Trail Not Available; Yellow = Limited Availability; Green = Trail Available.) It also showcases the routes of the 25 Snow Tours.
Early Season Priority (ESP) Trails: Snowmobilers looking for their first ride of the season can find it on ESP Trails. These OFSC trails on old logging roads, abandoned rail lines, utility corridors and unassumed road allowances will signal their early limited availability by turning from red to yellow on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide as soon as they are ready to ride.
Mobile Apps & Routable GPS: Ontario snowmobilers can check trail status from their smart phones by downloading the latest version of the OFSC trail network with the iSnowmobile Mobile App for Apple or Android. Snowmobile Ontario 1 routable versions of the OFSC provincial trail system are also available for Garmin GPS units.
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is a volunteer led not for profit association that provides the voice for organized snowmobiling in the Province of Ontario.
This season, Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Ontario Week also celebrates many OFSC initiatives, sure to help make memorable experiences all winter long, which can be found online at ofsc.on.ca