Welcome to Ontario Federation Snowmobile Club District 17

Update 2024 Snowmobile Season!

Our volunteers across Northwest Ontario are starting to get trails ready for the 2024 snowmobiling season. Clubs have started mechanical brushing, Clubs are inspecting the trails for any damage from the summer storms, signs are being installed, and clubs are getting back together with meetings to plan your winter adventure. As of December we are still waiting for snow and ice to start grooming and lake staking. 

Permits are available for purchase, online only at permits.ofsc.on.ca

“Provincial Landowner Appreciation Week”, October 2 to 9, 2023.

In grateful recognition of their often unsung contribution to organized snowmobiling, Landowner Appreciation Week celebrates community-minded landowners, who come from all walks of life, including thousands of farmers, and home or cottage owners, as well as private companies, municipalities, conservation authorities and others.

For more than 50 years, these landowners have voluntarily contributed to the well-being of their hometowns and the enjoyment of snowmobilers by donating the use of a portion of their private property for an OFSC Snowmobile Trail during the winter months. These OFSC trails provide safe and legal places for recreational snowmobilers with valid Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permits to ride, while connecting hundreds of rural communities and businesses by snow. “We also remind snowmobilers that land use permission is a privilege not a right, so please respect private property by staying on available OFSC trails during the winter months and keeping off their land for the rest of the year.”

Events:

February 3, 2024 TFebruary 3, 2024 Ojibway Power Toboggan Poker Derby



 

Respect our trails Video

 

2023 Update 

Funding received

The Emo Borderland Snowmobile Club received funding for Mechanical brushing on the A113A near Little Turtle Road to move the trail off the road.

The Atikokan Sno-Ho Snowmobile Club received funding to move the trail off the Ottertail Road on the A113A.

The Sunset Trailriders Snowmobile Club received funding for Berry River bridge repairs the L108 trail

The district acquired a 2021 Snow Rabbit and 2021 Mogul Master drag that will be used by Ojibway Power Toboggan this season

Thank you Ski-Doo Snow P.A.S.S. Grant program for donating $5,000 towards the signage on our trails. You will see new “Welcome to Ontario” signs and many more destination signs to guide you through our wilderness area.

2022 update

The district acquired:

  • Thunder Bay Adventure Trails – new MTN drag
  • Ojibway Power Toboggan Club – new Mogul Master drag
  • Atikokan Sno-Ho Snowmobile Club – new MTN drag
  • Thunder Bay Adventure Trails – 2016 Prinoth Husky

Sunset Trailriders installed a bridge across the Adams River, thank you to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) Community Culture and Recreation Stream for supporting this project. Also, thank you to the OFSC and the Ski-Doo Snow P.A.S.S. program for your contributions.

The district acquired:

– 2008 Prinoth Husky to replace an older groomer for Thunder Bay Adventure Trails
– 2021 Prinoth Husky & 2022 Mogul Master drag for Sunset Trail Riders.         
– 2006 Tucker for Atikokan Sno-Ho (Provincial standby)

 

Thanks to all our volunteers for dedicating your time to prepare and maintain the trails.

 

 

 

Snow Tours in Northwest Ontario (click on logo for services)

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Thank you Ski-Doo Snow P.A.S.S. Grant program and Enns Brothers for donating to the Adams River Bridge on the A113A. 

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

Discover Adventure in Northwest Ontario

NWOSTA Wilderness Loop

NWOSTA Wilderness Loop

 

Supertrax Episode 2017

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Permits only available online starting October 1, 2023
(this includes Seasonal, classic, replacements, upgrade and December 2023 for multi-day permits and special event permits)

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

Seasonal Permit

Only until November 1st
Purchase season permits online October 1 to November 1 – save 30%

Seasonal Permits are available online from November 2 to December 1 – save $50

Season permits after Dec 1st – regular price 

Classic Permit – Any snowmobiler owning a sled that is model year 1999 or older is entitled to buy a Classic Permit for less than season permit cost

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 over a $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.

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