Polaris TRAIL GRANTS Donates $100k to Off-Road & Snow Organizations

Ross Ballot
by Ross Ballot

Polaris has announced another large donation through its ongoing TRAILS GRANTS program, this time to the tune of $100,000. The powersports company’s nonprofit organization exists to further the promotion of safe, responsible, and environmentally sound use of the nation’s off-road trail systems.

The TRAILS program began in 2006, and through it Polaris has helped over 370 off-road organizations through $3.3 million worth of donations. The awards handed out by the company come twice per year with the Fall 2023 program donating to 11 different organizations. This comes on the tails of the program awarding 14 organizations for the Spring 2023 round of grants. In total, 25 organizations across 19 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces received awards in 2023, with the financial total ringing in around $250,000.

The Fall 2023 TRAILS GRANTS awardees are as follow, with each receiving up to $10,000 each:

  • Grand Lake Trail Grooming Inc. (Grand Lake, Colo.): Help support nightly grooming and maintenance on 85 miles of groomed snowmobile and multi-use winter trails in the Colorado mountains.
  • Lexington Highlanders Snowmobile Club (Lexington Township, Maine): Help support the club’s project to re-establish a local bridge, enhance safety measures on 40 miles of trail and add culverts to decrease erosion and eliminate water crossings.
  • Mollyockett Sportsman's Club (West Paris, Maine): Help support the removal and replacement of a crucial bridge that connects two trail systems.
  • Alborn Sno-Devils Inc (Alborn, Minn.): Help support the replacement and expansion of an old bridge to promote rider safety and protect natural water areas alongside the bridge.
  • Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club (Hackensack, Minn.): Help purchase equipment to support safe riding through its youth ATV training.
  • Lutsen TrailBreakers Snowmobile Club (Lutsen, Minn.): Help support the replacement of a main trail system bridge which was washed away in a recent storm.
  • E C Riders Snowmobile Club Inc. (Mora, Minn.): Creating a new club trail to have a continuous section of trail and provide a more cohesive trail system, as well as help with equipment repair to help complete trail work.
  • Great North Woods Riders ATV Club (Pittsburg, N.H.): Help repair damaged trails and implement changes to help prevent future flooding damage and erosion.
  • Sno-Bees Snowmobile Club Inc (Barre, Vermont): Help support the replacement of 20 culverts and two bridges on a trail system impacted by recent flooding and mitigate future erosion.
  • Sno-Eagles Inc. (Eagle River, Wis.): Help repair and re-route a local trail system. Projects include installing rocks and a culvert, regrading trails to limit erosion, and fixing fencing and signage where the trails were washed out and in need of repair.
  • Thompson Valley ORV Club (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada): Help replace trail maintenance equipment that was lost in a fire last winter.

For more information, including how to apply for a 2024 TRAILS grant, visit https://www.polaris.com/en-


Ross Ballot
Ross Ballot

Ross hosts The Off the Road Again Podcast. He has been in the off-road world since he was a kid riding in the back of his dad’s YJ Wrangler. He works in marketing by day and in his free time contributes to Hooniverse, AutoGuide, and ATV.com, and in the past has contributed to UTV Driver, ATV Rider, and Everyday Driver. Ross drives a 2018 Lexus GX460 that is an ongoing build project featured on multiple websites and the podcast and spends his free time working on and riding ATVs.

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