When you buy your snowmobile trail permit for the upcoming season, it will cost you $5.00 more than last year.
It’s the first time in three years that the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs has raised the price. CEO Ryan Eickmeier says the number of permits sold last year increased by about 15%.
Those three years without an increase occurred while costs kept climbing.
We’re conservatively looking at about a $400,000 in revenue with the permit increase, adds Eickmeier, and all of that money has already been committed back into the trail network.
OFSC members are responsible for 30,000 km of trails.
That’s roughly three quarters of the way around the Equator.