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Sunset Trailriders Snowmobile Club had a very different season this year, as Mother Nature was being difficult with the snow so controlled all of our activities.

Despite the conditions our dedicated volunteers still put in approximately 4000+ lake stakes and signs.

The diehard sledders enjoyed what was available and made the best of a season that was???

The trail through town on Hwy 17 has been changed back to the mall parking lot, but with upgrades. Every snowmobiling season black pylons will clearly mark the trail along the Hwy, to avoid riding through the actual mall parking lot.

Thanks to the donated side-by-side from FFun Motorsports Kenora our signage co-ordinator and volunteers were able to inspect, upgrade and repair the signage on our trail system.

Due to the lack of snow our intent to fill the staging area across from the A & W with sleds to acknowledge the support we have received from the City of Kenora did not materialize. With Mother Nature’s co-operation, we will try again next year.

About mid March great weather conditions allowed for some lake stakes and signs to be removed. The next 2 weeks “winter” temperatures returned so we were at a stand still. Around April 1st, “no joke” lake stake/sign removal temperatures returned and by April 7th, 2024 they were all safely removed by our volunteers.

With Mother Nature’s co-operation in conjunction with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s approved project of a new lightweight Kubota RTV side-by-side and snow drag, we hope to have an earlier start to our grooming season which in turn means an earlier snowmobile/recreational season for all to enjoy.

Wishing everyone a safe and great summer. !!!!! HAPPY TRAILS!!!!!