American snowmobilers looking for a great sledding getaway can save about 30% on every U.S. dollar spent in Ontario, Canada this winter thanks to the most favourable exchange rate in years.
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is enhancing this exceptional value by inviting American riders to test drive its uncongested 20,000 miles of snowmobile trails with no charge for a trail permit from February 13 to 15, 2016.
The limited-time Try Our Trails Permit is available easily and without payment for those who pre-register online in advance and is valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 13 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 15, 2016.
Permit registrations start online only from 12:01 AM on Monday, February 1 and registrants can print out a permit at home.
There is no charge for either the 2016 Try Our Trails Permit or the registration process, but to access OFSC trails, this printed permit must be affixed to the sled to which it is assigned in accordance with Ontario law.
Any sled on OFSC trails without this permit from Feb. 13 to 15 is operating illegally and the operator can be subject to a fine of up to $1,000. Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.
BONUS: American riders wishing to extend their Ontario visit by two consecutive days or more can do so inexpensively and conveniently online by also obtaining the new Multi-Day Permit for $25 CA (about $18 US) per day for as many consecutive days as needed immediately before or after Feb. 13 to 15.
A Multi-Day Permit can be ordered in advance, printed out at home and affixed to the sled for which it was purchased. Multi-Day permits are also available throughout the season for American riders wishing to visit Ontario at other times.
To order a Try Our Trails or Multi-Day permit online or get more information about snowmobiling in Ontario, visit ofsc.on.ca.
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.