The winter season got off to a good start with a reasonable amount of snowfall but much of the white stuff has disappeared.

A number of snowmobile clubs are hoping to see a lot more snow than what hit, or more accurately didn’t hit the region in the winter season of 2020-21.

“It was looking like it was going to be alright and then mother nature took away about half of our snow. We’re definitely looking for more snow to get the trail system open” said Allan Sampson President of the Tri-Lake Trailbusters Snowmobile Club.

That club works to maintain about 450 kilometers of trail system that runs through communities like Killarney, Ninette, Glenora, Baldur, Glenboro, Baldur and Wawanesa.

“Considering last year when never turned a wheel everyone is eager to get going this winter. If we could get the snow we needed we’d be on it right away for sure.”

Sampson says if enough snow hits the ground the groomers would be out on the trails within a day or two. “Interest in snowmobiling has picked up for sure. We never had a season last year to actually see it. Talking to the dealers everybody sold out of everything so if conditions improve we’re going to see a lot of people using our trail system.”

A Snopass is required to allow people to use the trail systems in Manitoba.