After 16 ½ years of dedicated service, our trusty Skandic snowmobile has expired of natural causes. We need to replace it immediately to provide you with excellent winter recreation for the rest of the season. Of course, the timing couldn’t be worse with the Gourmet Ski just around the corner.

Several years ago, we created a ‘Snowmobile Replacement Fund’ with the profits from the Gourmet Ski event.  Unfortunately, with the pandemic we lost two years of revenues and that has left us $10,000 short of the approximately $25,000 we need to purchase the new machine and the necessary accessories (hitches, etc.). 

The machine we need is no ordinary snowmobile.  We will be purchasing a Skidoo Expedition with a 24” track. It has a 4-stroke engine so it is quieter, consumes less gas, is easier on the environment and has a warranty. It is a real workhorse capable of pulling our grooming equipment and dealing with our deep snow and steepest terrain.

CAN YOU HELP US RAISE $10,000 IN A SHORT TIMEFRAME??? Any donation, large or small will be appreciated.  Unfortunately, we are not a registered charity and can not issue tax receipts. All we can give you in return is wonderful snow and well-groomed trails and of course our undying gratitude.

If you would like to make a donation on-line you can use the JOIN WATS button at Enter the data on the form. Enter your complete mailing address where it says, “Where do you live”.  If you don’t wish to buy a membership, enter 0, and enter your donation at the bottom of the page.

If you would prefer to write a cheque please send it to WATS, Box 173, Wells, BC, V0K 2R0.

WATS has been providing excellent cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking opportunities to regional residents free of charge for over 20 years.  There are no user-fees for our trails. Our aim is help everyone enjoy the wonderful environment which is our home.  We hope that you will help us achieve this goal with your generous donation.

A special Thank you to the Wells Snowmobile Club for providing us with a loaner machine for a week or so while we take delivery and  also prepare the ski trails for the Gourmet Ski.

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