Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean delivered a record amount of $ 146,000 to 13 area snowmobile clubs. This amount comes from the sale of 471 access to snowmobile trails rights.
For eight years, Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, in partnership with all snowmobile clubs in the region, using the reputation of its website www.paradisdelamotoneige.com to conduct the sale of access rights to trails. The 2015-2016 season was marked by a record growth of 222% in sales compared to the previous year ($ 22 300). Of 471 sold access rights, over half are receiving outside snowmobilers in the area.
All income from sales by Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean ($ 146,000) is given to the area snowmobile clubs in proportion to the number of mileages of maintained trails.
A renowned destination
The North American reputation of the product offer snowmobile Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean coupled with a longer snow period than the Quebec average, has the effect of attracting annually in the paths just over 147,000 snowmobilers-visitors over 75% from the rest of Quebec and internationally. Of these, many obtain their right of access elsewhere in the province.
Annually, passage of the snowmobile (excursionists and tourist) in the region directly injects a little over $ 150 million in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean economic, mainly accommodation, fuel and restaurant / bar.