The SSA has been a registered non-profit organization for over 40 years, and has historically generated funds solely through community fund raising efforts and donations from our sponsors and local businesses.
The SSA has entered into a Partnership Agreement with the Province of BC, Recreation Sites and Trails Branch and BC Parks. These Partnership Agreements provide the SSA with the opportunity to manage local snowmobile trails as recreation amenities in collaboration with the province. This allows the SSA to collect day-use fees from non-members as well as setting a base rate for annual club memberships. The fees are determined under the Forest Recreation Regulations based on historic costs of maintenance and the relative number of user days. Fees are specifically not-for-profit and are applied to offset the rising costs of trail grooming as well as trail and facility maintenance. These day-use fees will help to provide: trail grooming and infrastructure improvements; increased certainty for operational commitments; sustained club capacity for trail stewardship; up to date information, and a safe and high quality recreational riding experience. BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails BC feels this opportunity was advantageous for the local community and regional area. The public will have increased safety and access from groomed trails and maintained emergency shelters for their use. It is a win-win for all parties. The agreement is authorized under the SSA Park Use Permit , and under the Recreation Sites and Trails BC Program, Sec. 24 of the Forest Recreation Regulations, and is viewed as an enhancement to local and regional recreation and is a plus for the local and regional economy.