February 27, SnowRider Briefs: 1

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Trek Over the Top gears up for annual run

trek-over-the-topThe 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.

  1. n 2012, there were 129,087 snowmachines sold worldwide; 48,689 were sold in the United States and 40,165 were sold in Canada.
  2. There are 1.4 million registered snowmachines in the United States and 593,248 registered snowmachines in Canada.
  3. 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).
  4. The average age of a snowmachiner is 41; and 75 percent of them are men. Their average annual income is $68,000.
  5. The average snowmachiner rides their sled 920 miles per year.
  6. 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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