North Western Ontario Trail Advisory
UPDATE JANUARY 28,2018
Gateway to Ontario Loop now available
White Otter Loop now available – reroute in affect
NWOSTA Wilderness Loop now available – reroutes in affect near Ignace and between Kenora and Sioux Narrows
A major district-wide storm late this fall brought down thousands of trees causing damage so extensive that many of our trails remain blocked at this time. Club volunteers are working continuously to clear these obstacles and we have succeeded in restoring numerous trails around communities (see photos). In many areas, we have been able to open temporary bypass trails around some of the worst trail devastation.
But considerably more expensive and time-consuming work needs to be completed by heavy equipment before our full trail system will be available to ride. So snowmobilers are advised to ride with extra caution and be aware that our district loops and connections between communities may not be fully available. Rest assured that we are working as hard and quickly as possible to rectify this situation and will provide progress updates on our Facebook page.
Meanwhile, please consult the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide before every trail ride to view what is passable and what is not. For safety’s sake, stay off any trails that show RED, meaning unavailable. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we deal with this very difficult challenge.
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District Club 2018 Events
Jan 27 – Ojibway Power Toboggan Club Snowarama
Jan 27 – Atikokan Sno-Ho Snowmobile Club Snowarama
Feb 3 – Ojibway Power Toboggan Club Poker Derby
Feb 3 & 4 – Try Our Trails weekend
Feb 9 & 10 -Atikokan Sno-Ho Snowmobile Club Poker Derby & Rally
Feb 17 – Ignace Otters Snowmobile Club Snow Derby to White Otter Castle
Feb 17 – Red Lake District Trail Masters Poker Derby
Feb 17 – Thunder Bay Adventure Trails Teen Challenge Ride
Feb 17 – Dryden Power Toboggan Snow Derby
Supertrax Episode 2017
Permits only available online
(this includes Seasonal, classic, replacements, upgrade and multi-day permits)
Only until November 1st
Purchase season permits online for only $190 ($80 off full season price)
Seasonal Permits are available online from November 2 to December 1 for $220 – a saving of $50 off the regular permit fee of $270.
To buy online, you will need: Snowmobile ownership (year/make/model/license plate/VIN), a valid email address, the name of the OFSC club you wish to support and a valid Visa or Mastercard
Classic Permit – Any snowmobiler owning a sled that is model year 1999 or older is entitled to buy a Classic Permit for $150 on or before December 1, a Classic Permit offers a saving of $30 off the regular fee of $180.
Both the Seasonal and Classic Permit allow access to available OFSC trails anywhere in Ontario for the entire winter. OFSC member clubs operate over 30,000 kilometres of snowmobile trails throughout Ontario that rely on the revenue from the sale of permits to pay operational costs. These trails generate almost $1 billion of winter tourism economic impact annually, while enabling family riders from all walks of life to enjoy winter by visiting many places and sights only accessible by snowmobile.
OFSC trails are marked, mapped and maintained for the use and enjoyment of permit holders. Ontario law requires any snowmobile entering an OFSC trail for recreational sledding to display a valid permit. For more information on Snowmobile Trail Permits visit www.ofsc.on.ca.
Thank you to all the volunteers for your dedication!
Please contact your local club to volunteer.