Thanks to Marc Hildesheim, North Region Trails Specialist for IDPR, for sharing this letter with us:
Dear Groomer Coordinators,
I’d like to thank everyone for contributing to the success of the Idaho snowmobile trail grooming program. Without the partnerships we maintain with the counties and land managers, we would not be providing what I believe are some of the best winter recreation opportunities in the world. Groomed snowmobile trails, plowed parking areas and trailhead facilities don’t happen without the dedication and enthusiasm of active snowmobilers and volunteers. I can’t express enough thanks to those of you who help make this happen. Please extend my thanks to the operators, clubs and volunteers who provide countless hours of time helping keep trails cleared, signs posted and groomers running.
With the recent snowfall accumulating, the excitement of snowmobilers is evident. I spent the Thanksgiving weekend in McCall and saw quite a few snowmobile trailers heading to the trailhead north of town. Since many of you are receiving phone calls asking when you plan to start grooming, I thought it would be good to send a quick reminder that Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation expects grooming to occur only when eighteen inches of snow is present at the lowest elevation at which you groom. The reason for this is to protect the rolling capital (groomers) owned by the state. If anybody has an issue with you not grooming because you are concerned about damaging the equipment, please feel free to direct the phone calls to your regional IDPR Trail Specialist:
Mike Robinson (East Region) 208 525-7121
Todd Wernex (South Region) 208 514-2413
Marc Hildesheim (North Region) 208 769-1511
Each of you have an intimate knowledge of your local area and do a remarkable job with daily operations of your programs. Thanks again for your hard work.
OHV Program Manager
Idaho Dept. of Parks and Rec.
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
208 514-2411 (office)
208 866-8682 (cell