The heavy snow has piled up across the "snow belt" areas of New York State. There are some places that got more than a foot of snow and although it would be enough to snowmobile on, the trails are not open yet and won't be for sometime.

The snow will still be falling for the next day or so before a warm up happens and the rain melts the snow. It will get slushy and muddy as the ground under the snow is not frozen.

As we wait for the deer hunting season to end and the snow to stick around, some are itchy to ride and wondering if the trails will open early? If you own property, you can ride on your land. However, the trails will NOT open until cleared and officially open until the clubs say so.

In the mean time, it is a good opportunity to register and insure that sled that you have before the trails open.

If you don't have a sled yet, the inventory is getting back at many of the dealers here in New York State. The COVID pandemic left a lot of showrooms empty and buyers waiting for shipments. From most of the reports, there are sleds for sale and it may be a good time to buy before the trails get groomed and ready.

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