hi Scott Walker here Wisconsin is 25,000 miles of groomed trails across the state trails are considered world-class and that's thanks to the many volunteers typically snowmobile club members who worked so hard to keep the trails groomed and safe we have a long history of snowmobiling in the state you could say longer than anyone else the first patent for snow machine was issued to Carl 'listen back in 1920s for his motor toboggan we've come a long way since then but one thing is well-established Wisconsin is a premier destination for snowmobiling in fact other than the home page the Department of tourism's travel Wisconsin snow conditions report it's the most visited page on the department's website and they wouldn't be possible without the help again of the state's snowmobile club members i'm sure you already know that wisconsin is home to the snowmobile capital of the world eagle river of course which hosts the World Championship snowmobile derby in Eagle River each year it's the highlight for me every January and it's great to see people who travel from all over for this great event I'll winter long snowmobiling attracts visitors to Wisconsin we usually enjoy a good hearty winter we sure did this year and that's important because the dollars generated from snowmobile related tourism are a lifeline for many communities in the state snowmobiling is more than just recreation though it's a vital part of our state's economy and that's why legislation reforming the system is so important to ensure those who work so hard to keep trails open are not left vulnerable I recently signed into law assembly bill 407 which is the culmination of cooperative efforts between snowmobilers and the governor snowmobile recreation council this bill is the product of hard work and a spirit of compromise Wisconsin has not modified its snowmobile registration program in nearly as dozen years costs to maintain Wisconsin trails have risen diesel fuel machinery groomers and other expenses essential to trail development and maintenance well as you know they've all skyrocketed it's been the volunteers snowmobiler typically a snowmobile club number who has paid out of pocket to keep trails safe and smooth this bill provides great relief to those volunteers in the form of additional revenue based upon successful programs implemented in New York and New Hampshire we know this bill will increase membership and our snowmobile clubs which also means an increase in volunteers I'd like to recognize the efforts of represented Mary Chaya and senator Rick bouticks the Association Wisconsin snowmobile clubs and all those who came together in an effort to secure the future a Wisconsin snowmobile program thanks for what you do right safe and have fun in beautiful Wisconsin

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    I wish the local logging companies understood this fact as well? Last year, I never seen plowed down trails as I did in Iron County and it made for a really bad experience riding. This was not the fault of the local clubs, but the loggers and their right to log over us snowmobilers who only have a very short window to ride as it is. Why Wisconsin trails (If its on the snowmobile map, it should have access for sleds to get through without running miles on plowed roads) can't be used for both amazes me. Hope this year is not a repeat as last or all my riding will be in the UP from now on. Just my opinion, but there needs to be at least snow on the sides so sleds can go without over heating parts. First time ever I have to replace carbides and slides during the season, after I JUST replaced before the season even started.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    I'd like to thank the AWSC and all the volunteers for making Wisconsin's trail system so great.  We were very fortunate this year and I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy the tail system.  One sunny day this February my father and I rode from the IL border all the way to Hurley (and beyond to Wakefield, MI) entirely via snowmobile.  It took 20 hours and totaled 485 miles.  A fantastic story and a great experience for both of us!   [route – http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2669697]  Thanks again!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    www.Snowmobilewisconsin.com!

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