Lack of Snow Hurting Snowmobile Businesses
To some people the mild winter of 2011-12 is a blessing but to snowmobile enthusiasts and those whose businesses depend on them it had been a nightmare. In a report filed by WKTV.com the head of the New York State Snowmobile Association, Gary Broderick, said that the lack of snow has had an economic ripple effect.
“It’s been a terrible year. It’s been very hard on the snowmobile clubs that build the trails throughout New York and it’s very hard on the business that support snowmobiling and benefit from snowmobiling across the state.”
He went on to say that snowmobile registrations are down about 40% this year. However Broderick remains hopeful,
“As soon as there’s snow, you’ll see a lot of people back on the trails, a lot of people spending money at businesses, but I’m afraid we may lose some snowmobile related businesses, some snowmobile dealership and stuff like that because nobody’s buying right now.”