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Many Northern Wis. Snowmobile Trails Now Open

Created: 12/16/2013 10:40 AM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The fresh snow blanketing much of Wisconsin has snowmobile dealers in a sunny mood.

Robert Hintz, general manager at Engelhart Motorsports in Madison, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that if it continues to snow and stay cold through January, he'll run out of machines.

Wisconsin has 25,000 miles of trails, some of which are already open in Iron, Douglas, Sawyer and Vilas counties. Doug Johnson of the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs says others are likely to open this week.

Wisconsin ranks second in the country in snowmobile registrations with nearly 225,000, behind only Minnesota with nearly 252,000.

Despite some winters with little snow, limited riding days and the rising costs of high-end sleds, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says registrations have been relatively steady since 2001.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal

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