What is Snoman?
Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. is a non-profit organization representing 52 member snowmobiling clubs that maintain and groom over 12,000 kilometres of Manitoba's scenic trails. Member clubs are financially supported through the sale of Snopasses.
What's the purpose of the Snopass?
Your Snopass fee helps to enhance recreational snowmobiling across Manitoba, as it supports the local Snoman member clubs who groom and maintain more than 12,000 kilometers of designated trails across Manitoba.
What other benefits does a Snopass offer?
Entitles the Snopass purchaser to ride all of Snoman's designated snowmobile trails.
Manitoba Snopasses also provide additional entitlement to ride on designated trails in Saskatchewan.
Creates more sustainable funding to ensure the designated trail system continues to provide snowmobilers with a safer riding opportunity.
Provides important announcements on safety and trail conditions through media such as radio, print, and website.
When you purchase a Snopass, you receive a Snoman Official Trail Map for the season.
Four issues of SnoRiders West, Snoman's official regional publication (one per household, starting the next fall).
Are Snopasses mandatory?
If you wish to travel on designated Snoman trails in Manitoba, you must
by law have a valid Snopass and display a Snopass sticker on the valid
Off-Road Vehicle plate on your snowmobile. Manitoba Conservation and the
RCMP patrols the trails regularly. A snowmobiler found to be on a
designated trail without a valid Snopass will be fined $487.15.
How much does a Snopass cost?
An Annual Snopass costs $150.00. A 7-Day Snopass costs $75.50. If you ride 500 kms per season on designated trails, the annual snopass of $150.00 breaks down to paying 0.30 cents per km travelled. The more you ride the better your value becomes. Fuel and oil savings is another cost benefit of riding groomed trails.
Voucher Option: A new option now available is a Snoman Trail Voucher - which could be a perfect Christmas gift for snowmobilers. Manitobans will now be able to purchase this voucher which has a value of $125.00. The voucher can only be used by a registered snowmobile owner to purchase a Snopass. The voucher can be redeemed at any Manitoba Public Insurance location, or any Autopac agent location in the province.
If you are not a Manitoba resident you must purchase a Snopass to ride the trails in Manitoba.You can purchase either an Annual Snopass or a Seven-Day Snopass. You must show proof of ownership and a valid registration from another jurisdiction that includes a minimum of $200,000 third-party liability coverage. An Annual Snopass allows you to ride on designated trails until April 30.
To purchase your Snopass in advance, you can mail your information to an MPI Broker. Your Snopass sticker will be mailed to you from the Broker. Please allow time for this process.
Manitoba Public Insurance Agents
Purchase your SnoPass at any Manitoba Public Insurance Agents throughout Manitoba - MPI Broker Locator ( http://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Contact/Locations/Pages/StoreLocator.aspx?m=getlocations&category=Brokers )
Please visit the MPI website for more information regarding Snopasses. ( http://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Rd-Safety/Other/Snowmobiles/Pages/snopassq-a.aspx )