Hard to believe we’re on the front side of another snowmobile season. Last season was, without question, the best in several years. Snow conditions for 2013-14 season started with good snow, and for the first time in many years, all of Michigan’s trails were open between Christmas and New Years.

Trails in southwestern Michigan were open for nine straight weeks. I believe this could be the longest consecutive number of weeks in a row for that part of our state. Snowmobilers didn’t have to travel as far to ride. This was good to help keep travel expenses down, but hard for the economy in our Upper Peninsula. Many sledders decided not travel across the Mackinaw Bridge, but utilized our trail system in Lower Michigan.

Remember Michigan’s U.P. has been picked several years in a row as the number one destination to ride, and I agree.