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IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON SNOWMOBILING. NO SNOW NO DOUGH $. Michigan Snowmobile Facts. Michigan Has 378,000 Registered Snowmobiles. Total Economic Impact Of Snowmobiling In Michigan Alone Is Over $1 Billion. Michigan Has Over 6500 Miles Of Marked Groomed Trails.

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michigan snowmobile facts
Michigan Snowmobile Facts
  • Michigan Has 378,000 Registered Snowmobiles.
  • Total Economic Impact Of Snowmobiling In Michigan Alone Is Over $1 Billion.
  • Michigan Has Over 6500 Miles Of Marked Groomed Trails.
  • Over 15,000 New Snowmobiles Were Sold Last Year At An Average Price Of $6,800.
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Michigan Snowmobile Facts
  • That’s Over $100 Million Dollars In New Machine Retail Sales.
  • The Average Michigan Snowmobiler Spends $4,218 Annually On Snowmobile Activity, Equipment, And Vacations In The State.
  • 65 Michigan Clubs And Business Groups Groom Over 6000 Miles Of Trail.
  • The Department Of Natural Resources Grooms 500 Miles Of Trail.
michigan snowmobile funding
Michigan Snowmobile Funding
  • Michigan Snowmobilers Fund The Entire Snowmobile Program With a $22.00 Three Year Registration.
  • This Money Is Used For Law Enforcement, Sled Registration With The Secretary Of State, and Safety Training.
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Michigan Snowmobile Funding
  • A $20.00 Per Year “Snowmobile Trail Permit”.
  • This Money Funds All The Grooming, Maintenance, And An Equipment Cost- Sharing Program (tractors and drags) To Maintain The Trail System.
  • A Percentage Of The Gasoline Tax We Use Is Returned To The Program.
world wide snowmobile sales
World Wide Snowmobile Sales

Most Sales Are Pre Season

  • 1995- 227,400 1999-230,887
  • 1996-252,324 2000-208,297
  • 1997-255,733 2001-208,592
  • 1998-257,936 * 2002-203,153
  • *Denotes Low Snow Year
national economic impact
National Economic Impact
  • Snowmobiling’s Economic Impact Over $12 Billion:
  • United States $7 Billion Annually
  • Canada $3.6 Billion Annually
  • Scandinavia $1.6 Billion Annually
  • Over 75,000 Full Time Jobs Are Generated By The Snowmobile Industry In North America.
snowmobile stats
SNOWMOBILE STATS
  • The Average Age Of A Snowmobiler Is 42 Years Old.
  • The Average Annual Household Income For Snowmobilers Is $70,000.
  • The Average Snowmobiler Rides His Or Her Sled 960 Miles Per Year.
  • The Average Snowmobiler Has 18 Years Of Riding Experience.
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SNOWMOBILE STATS
  • 75% Of Snowmobile Owners Are Married.
  • 65% Of Snowmobile Owners Usually Trailer Their Snowmobiles To A Destination.
  • 35% Either Ride From Their Primary Residence Or Have A Vacation Home Where They Keep Their Snowmobiles.
  • 20% Use Their Snowmobiles For Work Or Ice Fishing Activities.
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SNOWMOBILE STATS
  • 80% Of Snowmobilers Use Their Snowmobile For Trail Riding And Touring On Marked Trails.
  • Snowmobilers Spend An Average 7 Nights Per Season Away From Home While Snowmobiling.
  • 17% Are 60 Years Old Or Older.
  • 37% Are 50 Years Old Or Older.
miles of trails groomed
Miles Of Trails Groomed
  • 1995-96 340,100 Miles
  • 1996-97 348,608 Miles
  • 1997-98 To Few Miles To Record
  • 1998-99 289,788 Miles
  • 1999-00 268,797 Miles
  • 2000-01 430,805 Miles
  • 2001-02 276,738 Miles*
  • *Groomers Did Not Start Until Mid Feb.
2001 2002 impact
2001-2002 Impact
  • First Snow Did Not Happen Until Dec 23, 2001.
  • All The Normal Lake Effect Areas Received A Large Measurable Amount, But There Was Insufficient Base For Riding. The Snow Was Pounded Into Snert (a combination of snow and dirt).
  • By January 5, 2002 The Cold Air Quit And The Lake Effect Machine Stopped.
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2001-2002 Impact
  • Other Than A Few Inches Here And There The Great Snow Making Machine Lay Dormant Until Mid February.
  • Clubs Were Wondering How They Were Going To make The Groomer Payment.
  • Motel Owners And Restaurants Were Wondering How To Pay The Bills.
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2001-2002 Impact
  • After The Second Week Of February It Started SNOWING!
  • Northern Lower Michigan Snowmobile Trails Were Open And Groomed Until Mid March.
  • All The Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails Were Open Until The Second Week Of April.
climate change
Climate Change
  • You Can Ask Any Snowmobiler And They Can Tell You About The Lake Effect Areas Of Michigan.
  • You Can Ask Any Northern Michigan Business Owner About Climate Change, And They, Better Than I, Can Tell You About How It Effects Snowmobiling.
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