*GRF = Groomer Replacement Fund
The NLSF has provided Family Trail Pass rates for the past few years. This program is designed to allow
families who have multiple snowmobiles, registered at the same civic address, a reduced rate for their
second and third machines. The NLSF promotes family participation in organized snowmobiling and fully
supports reduced Trail Pass rates for legitimate families. Although registration with the NL Dept. of
Motor Vehicles is a requirement for all snowmobiles, we have no access to this information for address
verification. This allows numerous ways that this benefit can be misused.
This has left the work of address verification with our vendors. We do not believe it is fair to put this
level of work on them. Additionally, for our online sales, we have no capability of verifying registered
addresses for individuals wishing to purchase Trail Passes at Family pass rates. The NLSF has experienced
a great deal of overall misuse/abuse of this benefit over the last number of years. It is in the best
interest of the NLSF and its trail pass holders to limit the ability of those who wish to abuse the system
and who are taking away from those who wish to support it.
As a solution, we are instating a Family Trail Pass rebate program similar to what other Atlantic
provinces have. When purchased, all Trail Passes will be at the full rate, either Early Bird or Regular
Season. Families can then apply, either by mail (photocopy) or email (scanned), to the NLSF office for
their rebate. This will include the NLSF rebate form, copies of your snowmobile registrations (indicating
a common address) and if purchased at a Vendor a copy of your Trail Pass Application Form. Rebate
applications will be accepted at the NLSF office any time throughout the season and will be processed
from mid January to the end of April. All rebates will be mailed out in cheque form. We will try our best
to ensure rebates are sent out in a timely fashion.
We thank you for your cooperation and your much needed support.
Family Pass Rebate Form
Our list of supporting vendors for the season are updated daily, please keep checking back.