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Happy discount trails for snowmobilers

Post #1 by Riskynet » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:46 pm

[b][size=134]Happy discount trails for snowmobilers[/size][/b]





[b]TIMMINS[/b] - The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a cold, snowy winter, and that’s all local snowmobilers need to get revved up for the season.



But this year, there’s another reason to get excited for a winter of endless travels on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trails.



Across Ontario, the OFSC is reducing the price of all 2014 Seasonal Snowmobile Trail Permits from $260 to $180 — if they are purchased online on or before Nov. 1, 2013.



“This is obviously a bonus for avid snowmobilers in Timmins,” said Gil Fortin, president of the Timmins Snowmobile Club. “It gives them a chance to get ahead of the season and to save some dollars. They save $80 if they buy their 2014 seasonal permit before Nov. 1.



“One thing I want to stress is the Nov. 1 deadline. After that, that’s it. It’s not sold by any retailers, it’s strictly online, thus the date is the date.”



The permits are available for purchase on the organization’s website, [url=http://www.ofsc.on.ca]Home[/url]. Fortin welcomed the provincewide early-bird pricing as a way to open the sport to newcomers, or to urge former snowmobilers to return to the trails.



“Basically, you’ve got over 32,000 km of trails across the province, and the permit gives you access to that,” explained Fortin.



“The (Timmins) district itself has just over 500 km that we take care of ourselves. There are 17 districts across Ontario and each district basically encompasses about 500 clubs across the province also. Our district here — District 14 — has 11 clubs.



“If you’re a newbie, what’s nice here in Timmins, in one day you can go around the city and not take the same trail twice. There are 85 km all within city limits.”



Timmins is still one of Ontario’s hot spots when it comes to snowmobiling, both for locals and for tourists. The use of snowmobile trails hasn’t declined in Timmins as much as other, more southern regions.



More 1,000 people joined the Timmins Snowmobile Club for last year’s winter.



Still, explained Fortin, that’s a far cry from the close to 4,500 members he said the club had about 10 years ago.



“The decline has been there over the years and the association is trying to get people back,” said Fortin. “I think what they’re hoping for is, now, that second sled might be worthwhile. It might be worth it to get the two permits for the two sleds.”



At this time last year in October, snow already covered the ground in Timmins. Fortin knows that, as soon as the white stuff hits the ground, snowmobilers will be calling in wondering when the trails are officially open for business.



Fortin said using common sense, respect and having a little fun is a simple formula to ensure a successful journey out on the trails



“I’d definitely like to thank our landowners,” said Fortin. “I’d like people to respect the landowners and stay on the trails. People don’t realize it, but over 90% of the trails in this province exist because of the participation of landowners allowing us access on their lands. When we have rogue snowmobilers, the landowners get a little bit upset and then they cut off the privilege.”



With less than a month left to pick up 2014 OFSC season passes online at early-bird pricing, Fortin said he hopes to see more locals take part in what is a quintessentially Northern pastime.



“I hope more people will come out, with the combination of this and the Family Day weekend, where you ride for free provided you go online and get a permit and proof of insurance,” said Fortin. “That gives them access to the trails during the Family Day weekend free of charge. That alone, last year, there were quite a few people who took us up on the opportunity.



“We’re hoping they’ll be back again this year with their permits for the whole season.”





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Post #2 by Riskynet » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:52 am

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Post #3 by JohnW » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:02 am

[font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][size=84]Happy trails to you, until we meet again.

Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.

Who cares about the clouds when we're together?

Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.



Some trails are happy ones,

Others are blue.

It's the way you ride the trail that counts,

Here's a happy one for you.



Happy trails to you, until we meet again.

Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.

Who cares about the clouds when we're together?

Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.



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Post #4 by Riskynet » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:09 am

You're a genius !!!

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Post #5 by PastaPrince » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:17 am

No I believe Roy was or one of his writers.

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Post #6 by JohnW » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:40 am

Dale Evans.



She's washed up.

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Post #7 by Loco101 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:46 pm

Snowmobiling is mega expensive.

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Post #8 by Riskynet » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:18 pm

The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs hit a new record for pre-season trail permit sales.



With the Pre-November 1st Promotion to buy permits online, 41, 589 premits were sold making this the largest and earliest sales total in OFSC history.



But there is still the Pre-December Promotion if you didn't get to the other one on time.



Until December 1st seasonal permits will be sold for $210.00, saving you $50.00, or a classic permit for $140.00, saving you $30.00.


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