By WWNY TV 7
It wasn't the
best winter for snowmobiling, but the New York State Snowmobiling Association
is still touting the economic benefits of the popular recreational activity.
SUNY Potsdam recently updated an economic
assessment showing those who hit the trails provided a more than $680 million
boost to the state.
Association Executive Director Dominic Jacangelo
said it's information the group wants to share with elected officials.
"Both on a local level and on a state
level, this activity produces jobs and produces economic benefits," he
He said the SUNY Potsdam study also shows that
the average New York
snowmobiler spends more than $3,000 a year on snowmobiles and snowmobile-related
This figure does not include the $45
registration fee required for each sled every year.
Complete results of the study will be released
later this year.
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