Perfect storm of volunteers, landowners drive Maine’s $300 m

Posted by: MBR on Sun Jan 18th, 2015 8:00 am
Perfect storm of volunteers, landowners drive Maine’s $300 million snowmobile industryFORT KENT, Maine — It’s 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and the temperature in northern Maine has dipped to 11 below zero along the St. John River as Dana Thibeault, groomer for the Fort Kent Snoriders, returns after about four hours of grooming the club’s trails. The engine on the club’s massive Tucker Sno Cat groomer hardly had time to cool down before Andy Jandreau drove up to the garage for his five-hour grooming shift. Maine has 14,500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, stretching from Sanford to the St. John Valley, attracting thousands of sledders to the state every year. Thanks to Thibeault, Jandreau and an army of volunteers across the state, those sledders find some pretty great trail conditions waiting for them...Read more: ... -industry/