Contest winners included (left to right) Stephen Coady of Burlington, ON; David Brohman of Hamilton, ON; Darlene and Steve Forestell of Campbellford, ON. At...
Contest winners included (left to right) Stephen Coady of Burlington, ON; David Brohman of Hamilton, ON; Darlene and Steve Forestell of Campbellford, ON.

At the end of March, when most every trail in the lower 48 had melted and turned to slush, a small group of lucky snowmobilers continued to enjoy expertly groomed trails around the Kirkland Lake, Ontario vicinity.
Who were these lucky riders? They were the winners of “Win The Ride: Ontario’s Gearhead Snowmobile Contest” by Snowmobile Paradise Ontario. Promoted by Ontario Tourism and select snowmobile media (SnowTech Magazine included) the contest provided two winners and their guests three days of riding with their favorite magazine personalities on incredibly wide and smooth trails with virtually zero traffic in the James Bay Frontier of northern Ontario. Hats off to the TATA (Timiskaming Abitibi Trail Association) in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (OFSC District 14) for their excellent trail system, expert grooming and some of the best snowmobiling on the planet.
Even though you didn’t win the contest and join us on this late season ride, you can explore the 26,000 miles of uncongested trails across Ontario that are expertly groomed by 250 local clubs. To learn more about the 16 weeks of winter and the vastness of Ontario snowmobiling, visit ontariotravel.net/snowmobile and you’ll find everything you need to make Ontario a destination that you’ll want to go back to again and again. It contains information on trails, permits, gas stops, lodging, temperature conversions, currency exchange rates, gallons to litres, and miles to kilometers.
Once you get the knack of it, you’ll think the trails were made just for you, because you’ll be amazed at how good the trails are compared to where you usually ride. Take a look at a map that shows how big Ontario is compared to the states, and once you figure how spread out the riders are you’ll get real excited. What is better than finding table-top smooth trails day after day, without having to constantly dodge idiot riders on narrow, rough trails. Snowmobile paradise, indeed.

  • Tom Blomer

    October 17, 2006 #1 Author

    What good is it to have a ride in paradise contest? I thought the idea of the contest was to attract NEW riders from outside the area. Looks to me like Ontario wants to have it’s cake and eat it too, get tourists from the states and give the winning prize to some homeboys.

  • chris

    October 23, 2007 #2 Author

    Yea why have a snowmobile paradise contest if you dont want to attract new riders and give some tourists prizes.

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