FCMQ Experience Growth In Members
by Scott A. Sumner
Quebec has always been seen as a snowmobile haven by snowmobiliers, escpecially those of us who live in Ontario. With close to 90,000 members there are 160000 snowmobiles with license plates and at least twice that many non plated in Quebec. "We have statistics that around 1.5 million people take a ride on snowmobile each season in Quebec. The permit sales are going up which is amazing," said Denis Levasseur VP of Quebec Snowmobile Federation, Zone IV. "Bring the people to snowmobile and when they try the smile they have when they remove the helmet is huge.They are already sold
for life then. It is fun. Sledding is a really a social sport ,you meet people on the trails and have big events."
Marjorie Beaudette, Admnistratrice, Region 10, Mario Cote President, Denis Levasseur, VP
In Quebec the permit price is $225 before Dec 9th and $250 afterwards. The permit includes liability insurance of $55 including 500,0000 liability and it insures the club if something happened. " We have 32,500 Km trails all groomed. That is the trail system and not including all those other private trail s that exist say to a hotel or lodge. In Quebec we have 22,000 Km of roads," said Levasseur. " Quebec is one of the the nicest places in Cananda to ride.You can ride right outside of Montreal. Easy to ride and a lot of people
leave home on the sled.and dont have to traler. Valcourt is the World Capital of Snowmobiles. The first production sled was built here in Quebec in 1959- 50 years ago. We can have so much fun snowmobiling. The trials wil stay the same. We have to admit the
cities are getting bigger and we must adapt ourself but we will mantain a stong system oftrails.We will be her at the 75th anniversary year."