Tuesday, 4 December 2007


Do you know what a snowmobile is? No? It's a a land vehicle propelled by track at the rear and skis up front for steering. It's an exciting way to travel in areas with lots of snow because you can get to places you wouldn't otherwise. In spite of being born and bred in Sweden I've never traveled by snowmobile in Sweden, because there just isn't enough snow in Stockholm. But my uncles and cousins in Finland have several of them so I'm very familiar with snowmobiles. They are great fun!

In case you've never tried going by snowmobile and you're planning a snowmobile tour, maybe this press release can be of interest:

Lanaudière, Snowmobile Country,

announces the opening of 350 km of trails

For more than 30 years, Lanaudière has been a snowmobiling capital!

Rawdon, November 30, 2007 – Mother Nature has been busy during the past week, covering the Lanaudière landscape with an average of 45 cm (18 inches) of snow and more in the northern part of the region. Snowmobile enthusiasts can now start their engines for a new season with 350 kilometres (161 miles) of trails open in northern Lanaudière.

These are the areas that are currently accessible, where conditions are good with new snow coverage:

• Mont-Tremblant National Park (start at Pimbina entrance)
• Certain areas in Saint-Zénon
• Certain areas in Saint-Michel-des-Saints

For precise and accurate information, contact the snowmobile clubs concerned directly (Club Saint-Donat at 819 424-7988; Club snowmobile du royaume at 450 884-5762).

To find out about trail conditions (updated regularly), weather, touring suggestions or order your free copy of our new snowmobile trail map, just visit www.snowmobilecountry.ca or call 1 800 363-2788.

Please note that lakes are not yet frozen over.

Tourisme Lanaudière reminds you of the importance of driving safely and respectfully. Permission to pass through private property is difficult to conserve and represents a privilege to users. Respect for property and words of thanks to owners are gestures that are greatly appreciated, and it is equally important to respect signs and trail markers.

Source: Maryline Lafrenière, Communication Agent
450 834-2535