SNOWMOBILE TRAILS TO OPEN TODAY

February 16, 2006
Darren Marsh 246-3896
Land & Water Resources

The Dane County Council of Snowmobile Clubs and the Dane County Parks will open all trails in Dane County at 4:00p.m. today. Paul Statz, Council President, encourages snowmobilers to use caution when on the trails. Blowing and drifting snow is expected which may leave bare spots or high drifts on the trails. In some areas, visibility will be a major issue. There were some changes in the trails this year and people should snowmobile with that in mind. Darren Marsh, Park Director, asks snowmobilers to stay on the trails and respect the property of private landowners who have given permission for the trail to cross their land. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy’s will be patrolling the trails. The snowmobile trails will remain open unless snow conditions deteriorate. In addition, Mr. Marsh noted that all Cross-Country Ski Trails are open. Grooming is scheduled to begin at Capital Springs Centennial State Park/ Lake Farm Park this afternoon. The information line will be updated to reflect the position of the grooming equipment. Mr. Marsh also wants to remind people that the ice conditions on the area lakes and streams is questionable. There are still many areas with open water. If you do go out on the lakes, you are encouraged to use extreme caution. For current trail conditions call the Parks Info Line at 242-4576, or to speak to Park staff, call the Parks Office at 246-3896. ### For Immediate Release January 23, 2005 From: Darren Marsh Dane County Parks Office 608-246-3896 The Dane County Council of Snowmobile Clubs and the Dane County Parks have opened all trails in Dane County. Paul Statz, Council President, encourages snowmobilers to use caution, since this is the first time the trails have been open this season. There are some changes in the trails this year and people should snowmobile with that in mind. Darren Marsh, Park Director, asks snowmobilers to stay on the trails and respect the property of private landowners who have given permission for the trail to cross their land. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy’s will be patrolling the trails. The snowmobile trails will remain open unless snow conditions deteriorate. In addition, Mr. Marsh noted that all cross-country Ski Trails are open. For current trail conditions call the Parks Info Line at 242-4576, to speak to Park staff, call the Parks Office at 246-3896. ###