Most of the sums invested in the purchase of a trail permit are returned directly to the club to fund the trail grooming operations. So if you buy where you ride, your money improves the trails you ride most often.
Trail permits are sold by member clubs and also on-line by FCMQ (since 17-18 season). They are also available at numerous points of sale, such as snowmobile dealerships, as well as various hotels, restaurants and gas stations located near the trail network.
Distribution of the trail permit fees :
On a 2018-2019 annual trail permit sold before December 9th at $325, your money is distributed in the following manner:
- $42.60 $1 million liability insurance coverage for snowmobiler
- $21.40 $2 million liability insurance coverage for club
- $33.99 Federal and Provincial taxes
- $166.01 remitted to club
- $61.00 remitted to FCMQ
The portion remitted to the FCMQ, that is $ 61.00 per annual trail permit sold (18.8%), is redistributed as follows:
- $ 4.00 is transferred to Motoneige Québec magazine to help cover postage fees;
- $ 2.00 goes into a fund dedicated to promotion and communication;
- $ 10.00 goes into a fund dedicated to trails;
- $ 4.00 goes into a fund dedicated to clubs having a longer than average grooming season;
- $ 1.00 goes into a fund dedicated to volunteer recognition;
- $ 14.00 goes into a fund dedicated to trail groomer acquisitions;
- $ 5.00 goes into a fund dedicated to clubs services (agents de liaison)
- $ 21.00 is used to fund the Federation’s ongoing operations
For additional information related to the public liability insurance included with your trail permit, please refer to the "INSURANCE" sub-section in the "TRAIL PERMIT" section.