LAKE EFFECT TRAILBREAKERS NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Well, it looks as though our snowmobile season did not turn out to be what we
were dreaming of early on. It seems that every time we got cold and snow it was
soon followed by warm temperatures, wind, and rain. We almost got the water
holes on the trails to freeze up several times to only lost out to Mother
Nature. We still have a few weeks left in the season and there is always a
chance of snow in Western New York but snow this time of year it is normally
I would like to thank our dedicated group of trail workers, who were called on
many times to do everything from repairing wash outs from the quick thaws to
removing trees from the high winds. And the Groomer Guys for making the best
trails possible with the limited snow available. Many of whom, probably put less
hours on their snowmobiles than they donated to our trail system this year.
Over the course of the season, I read a few posts on our Facebook Page
questioning our decisions on opening and closing trails. Please know that these
decisions are not made by one person. Our Groomer Coordinator, Groomer
Operators, Trail Coordinator, other Club Members, and other area Clubs are all
included in these decisions. But please be sure, we will open our trails as soon
as conditions permit, while weighing the effect on our Landowners and our
neighboring clubs. I believe we did pretty well at getting trails open when
conditions allowed, even if neighboring clubs could not. And closing when our
Landowners properties became at risk because of low snow.
That being said, I hope you were able to take advantage of our trails when they
were open and found them to satisfactory considering what we had to work with.
Hopefully next year we have that season we all dream of.
Gary Risley - President, Lake Effect Trail Breakers.