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It looks like the snowmobile season will go on for at least another week here in southeastern Manitoba. Dave Boutang of Southeast Sno-Riders says conditions on the trail system are still good.
"Our entire trail system, other than the ditches along the highways where the salt eats up the trail in a hurry, we probably have a 12 inch base. That's 12 inches of hard packed snow. I don't recall ever having that before."
Boutang says it will take some real warm weather before that snow base melts. But he cautions that common sense is still required at this time of year.
"Once it starts to melt, we don't know, on a daily basis, what the rivers are going to do and we have three or four rivers that we cross. There's times where you cross it one day and you go the next day and it's open."
Boutang says they've put 9,800 kilometres on their trail groomer this year and have reached the maximum of 12 complete passes. Each pass takes them 820 kilometres. Most of that has been done by five or six volunteers. He notes they are seeking special permission from Sno-Man, their parent organization, to do one more complete grooming for the coming weekend.
Meanwhile, he says people who have stores, restaurants and fuel stops along the trail system are delighted because this has been a bonus year for business.
"Out at Moose Lake, for example, they're getting 100 sleds in a weekend with no trouble at all and that's unheard of. There's a lot of traffic on the trails. It's unbelievable this year and the trails are in good shape yet."
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