January 2009 SaskSecrets

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Attention Snowmobile Enthusiasts... Start Your Engines!

Winter has officially arrived in Saskatchewan, and so has snowmobiling season. 

Many outdoor enthusiasts say that you haven’t seen Saskatchewan until you’ve seen it from a snowmobile. There are millions of acres of open land and boreal forest to explore, and thousands of kilometres of groomed and signed trails throughout the province. We take snowmobiling seriously in Saskatchewan. More than 30,000 members of 92 clubs work together to organize events and groom more than 10,000 kilometres or 6,000 miles of trails. 

Snowmobiling in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association (SSA) works hard to keep snowmobile operators informed about many aspects of the sport, including snow conditions, events and most of all safety and training. This year the SSA is urging snowmobile operators to remember to stay off trap lines and fields where crops may be in the field. Also, beware of the white silage bales, which are the large white plastic bags that store grain on fields. And, as always, when riding at night, slow down and expect the unexpected! For more information visit the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association website.

Soon the province will come alive with snowmobile rallies. Here are a few happening over the next few months:

Snowmobile Ride For Breast Cancer, Begins in North Battleford
January 30 – February 6, 2009

Candle Lake Sask Snowmobile Rally, Candle Lake
January 31, 2009

Glaslyn Snowmobile Rally, Glaslyn
February 14, 2009

Timber Trails Sno-Rider Rally, Big River
February 14, 2009

Hudson Bay Rally, Hudson Bay
February 14 – 15, 2009

Naicam SnowBlasters Annual Rally, Naicam
February 22, 2009

Provincial Snowmobile Festival, Nipawin
February 27 – March 1, 2009