NORTHERN TIMBER CRUISERS
SNOWMOBILE CLUB, INC.
Financial Impact of Snowmobiling in
Conducted by Brian Wiley
Based on a conservative estimate of what the
snowmobile sport in Millinocket does financially for this community, I have the
following data to report. This study is based on the following numbers:
FACT: There are 850 registered snowmobiles in the
Town of Millinocket. This is more than any other city or town in Maine.
ASSUMED: That the snowmobile season is 10 weeks
long. This can vary from a season as short as 8 weeks to a season as long as 14
That between the Pamola, Heritage, Robinson's
Twin Pine and others, there are approximately 120 rooms available; that the
average snowmobiler coming into town stays 2 nights, and that the average rate
is $35.00 per night.
NOT INCLUDED: The average snowmobile tourist is
an outdoors person and what he or she may see in the Millinocket area he or she
may like and return any other season to enjoy. No financial impact has been
applied to the numbers of dollars these people may spend when they return.
Wages of these people employed by the businesses
in Millinocket area in order to sustain operations that otherwise may not be
required during the winter.
Any other impact financially on the business
community that snowmobile tourism may have in regard to shopping done by
visitors or meals purchased away from the hotel/motel during their stay.
Brian G. Wiley
Co-Chairman Katahdin Region
Chairman International Snowmobile
Note: This is an estimate only, based on
information obtained from an unofficial survey conducted by this writer. By no
means is it intended to represent actual data, but is in fact a best estimate
and indeed accurate considering the information I was provided.
SNOWMOBILING IS BIG BUSINESS, THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU MAY
||50 Gal./Machine @ $1.05/Gal.
||1 Pint/5 Gal. @ $1.00/Pint
||250 Machines @ Ave. $3,100.00
||50 Machines @ Average $800.00
||$50.00 Average per person
|Repairs, Incl. Parts & Acces.
||Per Dealer Survey
|Trailers & Misc.
||Per Dealer Survey
||$35.00/Family (425 Autos)
||@ $30.00/Person, Ave. 2 Days
||10 Weekends/120 Rooms/ 2 Nights
||850 @ $16.00/Sled
||42,500 @ .14/Gal.
|Sales Tax, OIL
||8,500 @ .05/Pint
|Sales Tax, Machines
||$775,000 @ 5%
|Sales Tax, Others
||Clothing, Parts, Accessories
||200 @ $10.00 Each
||$109,000 @ 5%
WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE THE IMPACT IS 16 YEARS LATER????