Wisconsin Trail Pass

2/1/15 @ 7:20 AM
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Plmlk
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MEMBER since 12/18/07
I was poking around the Burlington Sno-Snoopers website to see if the trails were going to open today and stumbled across Act 142. Looks like beginning next year you will need a $30 trail pass to ride on Wisconsin Snowmobile Trails. Here are the details: What You Need to Know About the New WI Trail Pass – WI Act 142 (CAP – Club Assistance Program) 1. When does this new law go into effect? July, 2015. Act 142 requires each snowmobile operating on trails to display a WI Trail Pass to be purchased annually. This is separate from the WI snowmobile registration. 2. What is the cost of the trail pass? Once Act 142 is implemented, if your membership dues with one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide are up to date and the club has paid your AWSC dues, the cost of the Trail Pass will be $10. If you are purchasing the new Trail Pass and are NOT an AWSC and snowmobile club member the cost will be $30 per snowmobile. 3. Do I have to join a club? No – It will be your choice to join one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide. Please remember that without the clubs and volunteers there would be NO TRAILS! It is the club volunteers that provide and maintain the WI Snowmobile Trail System. 4. Where do the funds from the trail pass go? The revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and Trail Passes will go into the state snowmobile program’s segregated fund. 5. How do I obtain my trail pass? Those details and processes have yet to be determined by the State along with the AWSC. 6. Do I still have to register my snowmobile with the State of WI? Yes, however the registration fee structure will change to a $30/3 year registration. Currently it is $30/2 years. 7. Is the Out of State (Non-Resident) trail pass going to increase in cost? Yes, it will increase to $50 from $35 (current).
Edited on 2/1/15 7:22 AM
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12/14/17 @ 6:54 PM
Plmlk
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MEMBER since 12/18/07

Mine just came in the mail today!  Looks like Vilas received close to 10 inches - I'm reading to pack up the F150 and hit the trails!

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12/14/17 @ 3:15 PM
lakeshiner
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USER since 7/20/09

Too bad this can't just be tied into the registration.  I assume for the most part, people who have snowmobiles ride the trails at some point.  Not a fan of buying this every year and adding a new sticker, rather just have it all together and be done with.  Maybe a custom colored registration sticker for those who include the pass or something.

Edited on 12/14/17 3:16 PM
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12/10/17 @ 9:05 AM
Plmlk
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MEMBER since 12/18/07

Don’t forget to order your 2017 / 2018 trail pass gents!  

Take two weeks or so to get in the mail. 

Edited on 12/10/17 9:05 AM
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1/24/16 @ 7:07 PM
Plmlk
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MEMBER since 12/18/07
They are checking too, big time! Just got back from a weekend trip up to Vilas Cty. My buddy had just purchased his trail pass, and had the receipt in his wallet.

The first place we stopped a warden asked him for his receipt as he didn't see the sticker on the windshield.

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1/12/16 @ 6:18 AM
SnakeSter
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MEMBER since 7/9/12
Yep. I purchased Registration stickers and Trail pass yesterday. Got my Reg. Stickers, but they gave me a temp Trail pass and said the right one will be mailed in about ten days. They just said have the temp or proof of purchase on ur sled. Looks like about 3" of powder last night. Soon, soon........,

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1/11/16 @ 7:40 AM
BugleTrout
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USER since 9/27/01
According to the snowmobile club that I'm in, trail officials are accepting printed receipts from passes purchased on the DNR website while riders wait for their stickers. Just an FYI.

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1/7/16 @ 8:07 AM
lakeshiner
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USER since 7/20/09
Here is a link to the website:

http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/snowtrailpass.htm

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1/6/16 @ 4:56 PM
Cheqmate
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USER since 4/22/14
Lakeshiner, I agree with you.

I called the DNR and was told that same info.

I only use my sled for fishing and live on an avenue that is an access to Lake Superior. I was told that I would not require the pass.

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1/4/16 @ 12:46 PM
lakeshiner
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USER since 7/20/09
The rule basically is you need the pass if on a marked trail. You can use them on private property or on a lake without a pass as long as you are not on a trail.

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1/4/16 @ 12:40 PM
duxup
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USER since 8/5/05
Do you need the "trail pass" if only using sleds on lakes for ice fishing?

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