All the way back in March 2015, we began explaining the new trail pass setup, the various costs of the pass, and the benefit of not waiting to join a club and/or getting your discounted passes ordered – ASAP. In some cases, we realize you could not order a pass for a sled you did not own yet or have the registration number for yet. If you look at the main menu just to the left of the little magnifying glass – you will see “New Trail Pass“. That has been there since July 1st.
When you join a club, the membership chair sends $10 and your information to the AWSC. Currently, it is taking the AWSC up to 48 business hours to process applications. So it is up to 48 business hours – not just 6 days – 48 business hours to process. Then when complete, your AWSC number is only then available for the membership chairs to send out to you.
Why is it taking so long for the AWSC to process applications? They have been overwhelmed with recent late applications, and they are short staffed.
We realize that sometimes, for one reason or another, you may have missed information when it became available. For one reason or another, it also may have just slipped your mind. But for whatever reason, for anyone who has just recently joined our club, please know we are doing our best to get you your AWSC number to you as quickly as possible. Once we get the number to you – you also need to remember or know that the $10 discounted trail pass needs to be applied for from the AWSC. Also remember – you are only eligible for a discounted pass if your snowmobile(s) are also registered in the state of Wisconsin.
Once your discounted trail pass has been ordered, the AWSC then sends your snowmobile registration number on to the DNR. The DNR then sends you the actual Trail Pass sticker. They WILL be sending the sticker to the address that is on your Wisconsin snowmobile registration.
Unfortunately, at this time you cannot legally ride your snowmobile using a receipt or invoice from the application for a discounted trail pass. You CAN legally ride using the receipt or invoice if you applied for the $30 trail pass or the $50 pass. Just as a reminder that it does NOT matter where you live. You could live in Florida and still register your snowmobiles in Wisconsin. If your snowmobiles are registered in Wisconsin – but – you are not a member of a snowmobile club – the trail pass cost is $30. If your snowmobiles are NOT registered in Wisconsin – the trail pass cost is $50.
All the information below has been on this site since last March and was re-posted occasionally throughout the year.
*If your snowmobile(s) are not registered in Wisconsin – your trail pass cost is $50. You can apply for these passes at any DNR service center and you can also ride on the receipt for a period of time.
* It does not matter where you live. Anyone can register their machines in Wisconsin. If your snowmobile(s) are registered in Wisconsin but you are not a member of a Wisconsin snowmobile club that is also an AWSC club – your trail pass cost is $30 and can be applied for at a DNR service center. You can legally ride using your receipt for a period of time, until your sticker arrives.
*If your snowmobile(s) are registered in Wisconsin and you are a member of a Wisconsin AWSC club: you are eligible to buy your trail pass(s) for $10. You HAVE to order discounted trail passes from the AWSC. The AWSC passes your information on to the DNR. The DNR sends your trail pass sticker to the address that is on your Wisconsin snowmobile registration. Please note: At this point in time, you cannot legally ride using the receipt or invoice for an application for a discounted trail pass.