Snowmobile Program Seeks Grant

Published in the February 2012 Issue White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
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A the request of the Idaho City Snowmobile Program, the Boise County Commission will apply for a grant from the Off Road Motor Vehicle Fund to construct a lean-to type addition to the existing snowmobile groomer building located adjacent to the County Road Department shop in Idaho City.

The addition will be used to provide shelter for the groomer attachments not in use, for the snowmobiles and trailer used to support the program and for the truck used to haul the groomer when the machine is in the main building for service or repair. The addition will be constructed to withstand anticipated snow load. Having the groomer attachments readily available without having to dig them out of the snow will save significant man hours.

If the grant is approved, the construction will be subject to the County's competitive bidding process. The money will be available about July 1, 2012, with construction to be completed for use next winter.

The OMRV Fund is administered by the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation and funds a wide variety of motorized recreation projects throughout the state.

The Idaho City snowmobile grooming program encompasses about 300 miles of trail with parking lots at Granite Creek, Mores Creek Summit and Whoop-um-up, providing access to the very popular play areas at Pilot Peak and Thorne Butte. Groomed trails also access the communities of Pioneerville, Centerville, Placerville and Lowman and connect with trails groomed by programs based in Stanley and Pine.

Persons seeking additional information or wishing to comment on this proposal should contact Greg Davis, Snowmobile Program Coordinator at (208) 375-4736, (208) 890-0404 or

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