President of club figures HER club can do better not joined to the ASA. Time will tell. Would be best to come back to the ASA
Trail Seekers Membership 2012/2013
We are looking forward to our new season as we are taking on the new direction of running as a total separate entity. The Trail Seekers Snowmobile Club decided to pull out of the Alberta Snowmobile Association effective March 31, 2012, due to serious concerns with the direction and management of the organization. We hope in the future we can reestablish our relationship.
We will continue to put our volunteers first, build trails and life time smiles & friendships with our continued support from our community, our sponsors, our manufacturers, our government partners and our fellow snowmobilers .
Our club will carry our passion of snowmobiling throughout our snowmobile communities
for years to come...
To ride our trial system you need to purchase
a Trail Seekers’ Membership.
**note a ASA pass is not valid on our trail*
The cost for a club to operate outside of the ASA umbrella is not feasible, it's difficult enough to sell trail passes for a provincially accepted pass let lone a pass which is only good for one 80km system. without the ASA a club needs to carry their own insurance, supply their own signage, and is not eligible for the 50/50 funding model for trail development and improvement.Sounds like the BC independent clubs. Those that don't belong to the BCSF. One difference here is that there is no Provincial Trail Pass, so each club is basically on their own other than the $36 membership fee that the BCSF collects from each member club.
The cost for a club to operate outside of the ASA umbrella is not feasible, it's difficult enough to sell trail passes for a provincially accepted pass let lone a pass which is only good for one 80km system. without the ASA a club needs to carry their own insurance, supply their own signage, and is not eligible for the 50/50 funding model for trail development and improvement.
Moyie is a very small club trying to figure out how to get a groomer (no different now than when they belonged to the BCSF). Being non-profit, they are allowed to have lotteries, bingo, poker runs, etc.
At Moyie we're actually money ahead after leaving the BCSF and paying for our own insurance. We're a dual snowmobile/ATV club. Imagine what we'd have to charge if we got involved with ATVBC as well. Having said that, we never would have left the BCSF if they'd proposed their failing provincial pass as an optional add on to a club membership. Having to charge hundreds of dollars for a membership would have killed our small club. We weren't about to let that happen. We're also shying away from grooming for the foreseeable future. Grooming is a double edged sword. Grooming makes the trail much more enjoyable, creating more traffic, requiring more grooming, which requires better equipment, which requires more money.....you see where I'm going here. Watched that play out as a Cranbrook club member for many years. At Moyie we maintain a large parking lot, and a backcountry campground, both as Forest Service Rec Sites, all open to the public at no cost. We're working on a warming hut/emergency shelter, also as a Forest Service rec site. Our focus is on improving things for everyone, not just members.