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Manitoba Snowmobilers Get New Orange ‘Snopass’ Plates

November 24, 2015 12:36 PM | News


Snowmobilers gather at Birds Hill Provincial Park for a trail expansion and funding announcement, Friday, March 6, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Snowmobilers will be a little more colourfully-lit this riding season with the addition of a new orange licence plate.

The plate replaces the existing “Snopass” sticker, and makes it easier for conservation officers and other enforcement officials to identify snowmobilers.

Only riders who purchased a Snopass can ride on Snoman’s groomed snowmobile trail system. Riders operating their snowmobiles on a Snoman trail without one could receive a ticket of nearly $500.

“The new Snopass plate was the culmination of collaborative discussions between Snoman Inc., enforcement agencies and our corporation,” said Ward Keith of Manitoba Public Insurance.

The new Snopass plate is valid for one riding reason and costs the same as the existing sticker — $150. They can be purchased at any Autopac outlet throughout the province. A seven-day Snopass is also available for $75.50.

— Staff