The AWSC is super busy, so please get your passes ordered early. After your AWSC membership is renewed, you can order trail passes. Passes take between 10-21 days for delivery. You can use the receipt for 3 weeks until your passes arrive. The fine for riding without a trail pass is $295 per sled.
Instead of opening and closing trails by county, for a one-year trial period, the Columbia County Association of Snowmobile Clubs (CCASC) will allow each club to determine if the conditions are right to open and close their individual club’s trails. This will allow the parts of Columbia County that receive more snow to open trails in that area. Additionally, the DNR Holiday Deer Hunt only affects certain clubs’ sections of trail, meaning these trails are subject to closure during this period. Be on the lookout for “TRAIL CLOSED BARRICADES” and “PLEASE TURN AROUND IF THE TRAIL IS CLOSED” signs. If snowmobilers DO NOT obey “TRAIL CLOSED” signs, ride in areas with low snow or on land that is closed for hunting, we could lose that section of trail for good. PLEASE be aware of this change for the 2023-24 season. If we ALL respect our landowners and follow the rules, this trial change should ensure more riding in Columbia County this season. Know before you go – call Columbia County Hotline. (608) 227-7433