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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Snowmobile Trails Shape Up Following Storm

Grey Bruce | by Matt Hermiz  

OFSC district manager says many trails available now, more in the coming days

The big dump of snow in Grey and Bruce counties the past week left snowmobilers smiling.

Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs District 9 Manager Karen Buratynski says most snowmobile trails in the area are available for riding, and more will be over the next few days.

"What we're left with right now, like everybody that was dealing with the blowing snow, is a lot of our clubs have to get out and take a look at the signage and make sure everything is still alright," Buratynski says.

Buratynski says groomers also ceased operating during the winter storm conditions this past week, but many are beginning to get back out.

While some mild conditions are in the forecast on Sunday and Monday, Buratynski says that may actually benefit the quality of trails by next week.

"It will put a little bit of hardness into some of the fluffy snow and allow us to groom it down," she says. "I'm hopeful we are going to have a really good base that will take us well into February and possibly March."

Today and tomorrow, OFSC is offering a "Try Our Trails" weekend, allowing riders to access trails without a permit. An OFSC Try Our Trails pass still has to be displayed.

Buratynski advises checking the OFSC website to view current trails status.

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