Snowmobilers of Manitoba is making it easier to purchase trail passes this winter.


Executive Director Connie Lester says they will be available at any Manitoba Public Insurance location.

Lester notes this is the first step towards integrating the passes with snowmobile registration which will take place in 2010.

Riders will be given the option to purchase a pass when registering their sled, if they decline, they will need to sign a waiver agreeing to stay off the trails.

Lester says this year officials will start cracking down on illegal trail riding.

Fines can cost up to $278 dollars a ticket.

~ Monday, October 5th 2009 ~