Trek Over the Top gears up for annual run
The popular Trek Over the Top Snowmachine run from Tok to Dawson City, Yukon, is set for Feb. 28-March 3 and again March 7-10. The event, which costs $525 per person, includes 200 miles of groomed trail, three nights accommodation, meals, gas at the halfay point, licensed gambling and entertainment, and a chance for cash and door prizes. For more details, go to www.trekoverthetop.com.
Impress your friends with these snowmachining factoids
Since snowmachiners are a lot like fishermen – the tales get taller the more often they are told – we thought we’d share a few snowmachining facts to share at your next gathering of sled-head fanatics. These facts are all compliments of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, www.snowmobile.org.
- n 2012, there were 129,087 snowmachines sold worldwide; 48,689 were sold in the United States and 40,165 were sold in Canada.
- There are 1.4 million registered snowmachines in the United States and 593,248 registered snowmachines in Canada.
- Snowmachining is a $23 billion industry in the United States and employs more than 100,000 full-time employees. (In Europe and Russia, that figure is $7 million).
- The average age of a snowmachiner is 41; and 75 percent of them are men. Their average annual income is $68,000.
- The average snowmachiner rides their sled 920 miles per year.
- There are more than 225,000 miles of groomed and marked snowmachine trails in North America, and more than 3,000 snowmachine clubs worldwide.
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