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Due to COVID-19 our April general meeting has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

Effective midnight, Saturday, March 21st all OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails in Ontario will be closed and anyone accessing such trails from that date forward will be trespassing.Due to the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the constantly changing updates and directives from all levels of government, the OFSC is taking proactive measures to support efforts to reduce the spread of this worldwide pandemic.

These are unprecedented times and like many other responsible businesses we are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of you, your families, our communities and businesses across the province.

Yesterday, the OFSC Board of Governors made a formal decision to cease trail operations and grooming effective immediately on any trails which are still available to the public. Effective midnight, Saturday, March 21st all OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails in Ontario will be closed and anyone accessing such trails from that date forward will be trespassing. This advance notification will provide all remaining touring snowmobilers ample time to get home.

We’d like to thank all our loyal permit buyers, landowners, club volunteers and partners for their support this season and encourage everyone to do their part and stay healthy and safe as we all work together in overcoming this pandemic. We want to stress that this decision is not based on an economic basis. Although grooming operations are reduced at this time of the season, we still spend substantial monies on our open trails. We want to ensure permit buyers that any savings from funds not spent this permit year will be invested in the next season.

We encourage you to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information from our government here:

Federal: www.canada.ca/en.html
Provincial: www.ontario.ca/page/government-ontario
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Effective midnight, Saturday, March 21st all OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails in Ontario will be closed and anyone accessing such trails from that date forward will be trespassing.

Everyone please be safe out there. After this wild wind storm there are some trees down across the trail. Please consult the Interactive trail guide before planning your adventure. ... See MoreSee Less

A little peek into how this grooming thing works! πŸ˜€πŸ‘The OFSC’s Fleet consists of two major groups of grooming equipment, Tractor Conversions and Purpose Built Groomers.

Tractor conversions are tractors that are converted to a track system that produces a solid trail base from compaction but are limited because of weight on infrastructure, maneuverability and size.

Purpose built groomers were engineered to operate in snow, maneuver with ease through steep rough terrain but are limited to the compaction of snow with their low ground pressure and towing capacity.

With our active fleet of 280 groomers, many factors play into account of what type of equipment will work best where.

Some of these factors include:
-traffic
-terrain
-infrastructure
-snow accumulations
-fuel capacity
-operators.

Our focus is to deliver the best trail product to riders within current resources. The OFSC continues to strive in building the ultimate trail system and this can only be achieved from the efforts of our Districts/Clubs working as one.
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A little peek into how this grooming thing works! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

It's snowcheck season! Who's doing it? You don't have to tell us, we understand! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

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Michelle Joncas

4 months ago

Onaping Falls High Riders Snowmobile Club

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You meet the nicest people on a snowmobile. πŸ˜πŸ‘ We are incredibly thankful for our friends with the #northboundsnodrifters and ALL of the riders who braved the cold today to support organized snowmobiling! #ridethenorth #pokerrun #sudburytrailplan #gosnowmobilingontario ... See MoreSee Less

You meet the nicest people on a snowmobile. πŸ˜πŸ‘ We are incredibly thankful for our friends with the #northboundsnodrifters  and ALL of the riders who braved the cold today to support organized snowmobiling! #ridethenorth #pokerrun #sudburytrailplan #gosnowmobilingontario

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Eric Rachelle Peplinski is this you? Beautiful day for a ride!

That's cool...

We're having a ton of fun out here at the Leroux Auto Parts - Stop #3! ... See MoreSee Less

Keeping your money where it belongs, on the SNOW! πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Another week, another Fleet Friday's post! Here is one of the many milestones our organization and volunteers should be proud of, in 2015 we had 360 groomers operating in the Province.

Many groomers were under utilized and running on their last legs. Working together as one we have been able to streamline operations to now have 280 active groomers in 2020.

Having a fleet this size has reduced operating, maintenance and repair costs considerably which in return has put more money back on the snow. #onfleet #gosnowmobilingontario
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Keeping your money where it belongs, on the SNOW!  πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜
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There will be a work party to clear trees north of Geneva Lake on C111D, Tuesday Jan. 28th. at 9:00 am. There is a stretch of 7-8 kms of trees that need brushing / cutting. The meeting area is on Geneva Lake to the right of the trail (in front of Lonny Parker's house) when you exit the narrows, just look for the sleds parked on the lake. We welcome anybody and everybody to come out and help. ... See MoreSee Less

We’re starting to see many changes on the Interactive Trail Guide and it’s important to continually check for the latest trail availability information at: ofsc.evtrails.com/#

You should also expect to see groomers out on the trails and there’s no better time to brush up on the appropriate safety tips than now! Check out this section of the ISMA Safe Riders course and brush up your Etiquette for Encountering Trail Grooming Equipment: www.saferiderssafetyawareness.org/trail-grooming-equipment-etiquette.html

As always, Go Safe when you Go Snowmobiling Ontario!
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Volunteers worked on brushing a reroute today. Once Windy Lake is restaked for the new route C111D will be reopened. Visibility was almost zero on Windy Lake this afternoon.

We understand the frustration, but it is really important that we stress that there are no good guys and bad guys here. This isn't the fault of any particular landowner, the OFSC or any insurance company. This boils down to the type of society we live in.

Really hating the rail companies right now. I’ve been unable to ride for the past few years due to sled issues and still paying OFSC permits and finally this year I have a new sled and main sections that I have always travelled before are shut down. 😑

There is alot of good trails missing in sudbury now. c.p and c.n dont want anyone on their property any more

I wonder if a picket shutting down the rail line would help our situation. It would certainly kick the issue further up the line

This is such bullshit OFSC should of been in this way before the season started and it cuts of a major artery to those trails to windy lake

What is the status of C111D from Windy Lake to Levack?

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Let's all be respectful of others enjoying their winter activities! β„οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

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Windy lake is now staked. Watch out for slush. Please check the Interactive Trail Guide for up to date trail conditions!

ofsc.evtrails.com/
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Good job 😁

We are still planning to meet at the start of Crowes road trail tomorrow Sunday January 5th at 10: 00 am. Hope to see everyone tomorrow morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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Be careful at the first water crossing, I got a ski caught under the ice on my way out today.

Still alot of work to be done on the trail starting from Crowes Road for approximately 5 kms. Lots of large trees which will require chainsaw work. Past this area to the sign board is not too bad just some little bit of clearing after this last heavy snowfall. There might still be some work to be done on the re-route. Still several days of clearing before the groomer can make it out. ... See MoreSee Less

Still alot of work to be done on the trail starting from Crowes Road for approximately 5 kms. Lots of large trees which will require chainsaw work. Past this area to the sign board is not too bad just some little bit of clearing after this last heavy snowfall. There might still be some work to be done on the re-route. Still several days of clearing before the groomer can make it out.

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I am also trying to set up a work crew to help finalize clearing of the trail between Crowes Road to Chicago Mine Road this coming Sunday Jan. 5th. If any body is able to come out and help please let me know.

i might be able to depends if my kids soccer starts back up this weekend or not saturday would probabky work better for me. Let me know when you do go

I would be able to go Sunday but not available Saturday. I will try to watch the FB page otherwise feel free to PM me

Lianne Therrien and myself were out today cleared most of that mess. Stopped cutting trees here. And we’re able to ride at least as far as the bridge at the creek without issue. Should be easy to finish up tomorrow.

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