Local snowmobile trails battling for bragging rights in Sledtown Showdown

By Mat Barrett/ CJVR
December 3, 2018 - 4:46pm

There is some local flare in this year’s Saskatchewan final for Snow Riders West Magazine's Sledtown Showdown.

The town of Hudson Bay and their snowmobile trails are up against the Pasquia Snow Goers club. The two are battling for bragging rights, and a bit of publicity in the magazine. Jeff Cavanaugh, President of the Snow Goers said there isn’t much separation between the two clubs.

“We’re actually a quite similar club to Hudson Bay, since we’re operating in the same bush essentially,” Cavanaugh said. “Our trails are connected to Hudson Bay. We just want people to vote for us to promote our area. We’re kind of a hidden gem in Carrot River, Arborfield, and Zenon Park.”

Cavanaugh encouraged people to vote in the competition, but he also wants people to check the trails out for themselves.

“If you think our club is the one you would vote for, put your vote in,” Cavanaugh said. “You can do it every day if you’ve got the time, and if not we’d like to see you come out and enjoy the snowmobile trails.”

Rick Doleszar is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Hudson Bay, and he said the community is a great spot for snowmobilers.

“We’ve got 670 km of trails throughout the forestry here in every direction from the community,” Doleszar told northeastNOW. “We have 12 warm up shacks. Bylaw allows the operation of snowmobiles within the town limits, provided they are registered and you’re wearing a helmet and following all traffic rules. It’s also a bit of a tourism effort on behalf of the town, and we certainly notice the impact every winter.”

Doleszar says the friendly competition with a neighboring club is great for the area.

“It’s always very busy here all winter, hard to get a room.” He said. “We certainly want to keep promoting that, not only in Hudson Bay, but in the whole northeast area. We wish our friends over across the Pasquia hills good wishes as well, and may the best trails win.”

Voting takes place on the Snow Riders West Magazines website. Voting for the Saskatchewan final runs until Friday, Dec 7.

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