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Snowmobile trails funds down

Fewer state registration fees collected in warmer winters

Snowmobilers on Lake Sacandaga behind Lanzi's on the Lake in Mayfield on Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Snowmobilers on Lake Sacandaga behind Lanzi's on the Lake in Mayfield on Sunday, February 10, 2013.
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Warm winters are forcing local snowmobile clubs to raise more money than normal to maintain trails. Because there was so little snow last winter, less state money is available to local clubs in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2013-2014 budget. Funding for trail maintenance comes from snowmobile registration fees, which were down significantly during the last winter season. Registrations are up this season, but are still lagging behind previous years. “This [winter] the local assistance portion ...


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