The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

State covers insurance for snowmobile trails


April 3, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

NOW THAT snowmobiling season has ended, Iron County, Wis., Trail 15, near the Gile Flowage dikes on County C, appears to be receiving side-by-side vehicle traffic. Eight inches of snow fell on the Gogebic Range Saturday, adding to the base on the trails, but they closed on Sunday. The flowage remained covered under ice and snow. Indianhead Mountain, near Wakefield, remained open to downhill skiing.


BESSEMER - Steve Hamilton, the president of the Gogebic Range Trail Association said the state covers insurance for snowmobiling on snowmobile trails from Dec. 1 to Mar. 31., which is why ORV's with tracks and dirt bikes with tracks are still not welcome on the trails. The insurance covers the landowner, snowmobile club's and the states liability in operating and actively grooming the trails for riders.

The plans are expensive provided Hamilton and they can be extended if large enough chunks of trails have solid snow on them and the local club ha...

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