Our Team


Snowroamers Team 2016-2017

President – Scott Patterson


My wife Erin is in this picture because snowmobiling for us is a chance to spend time together. Hectic work schedules keep us apart more often than together so time on the trail is really special. Sure I love to ride alone or with a couple of buddies but exploring Ontario with Erin is when things are best. I ride a 2013 Switchback Adventure 600 and Erin rides a 2014 Renegade Adrenaline 600. Our favourite area to ride is District 9 and District 5. The last 2 years we have been lucky to overnight ride from Judys to Kincardine and Stratford. Scott

Vice President – Peter Tureski


Riding at the lake near Kenora and a favourite ride is late season just as the creeks are opening and before the water gets too deep on the ice. Peter

Treasurer – Drew McKillop

Secretary – Maureen McCarthy


I started riding at the age of 10 with my Dad in New Brunswick. We installed our own bridge and trails in the property behind our home, and some of my favorite memories as a kid was walking/hunting these trails in the summer and fall, then snowmobiling them in the winter with my Dad. I love my Ski-doo 600 GSX!  My favorite area to ride is in the Huntsville/Dorset/Gravenhurst area. The trails in that district are always well groomed, great scenery and we always make a point to ride the trails to Kearney to watch the dog sled races every year! I really enjoy going on the saddlebag trips with my husband, we head out on a new adventure every weekend until the snow melts. Even though snowmobiling has such a short season we make it a priority to take advantage of every opportunity, it is always worth the drive to find the snow. Maureen

Trail Master 1 – Bruce McCarthy

Trail Master 2 – Todd Greer


“A snowmobile enables me to travel to remote areas that I personally would never see otherwise” I really like lakeside cooking with friends and exploring the backwoods of northern Sudbury which is where I do most of my riding. The only downfall for me is after sitting by a fire or comfy in a northern restaurant for lunch and a beverage having to get back on a cold sled in cold weather and start the return trip back. 10 Minutes later though my adrenaline warms me right back up and I am loving every minute.! Todd

Grooming Program Manager – Jim Schuster

Lead Driver Training Instructor – George Paolucci

Lead Trail Patroller – Ryan Nurse

Rider Representative –  Sean Henwood

Rider Representative – Ian Burgess

Rider Representative – Steve Delaney

Message from the President

Sledding is believing

My big brother used to have a sticker that said “Skiing is believing” when we were kids. He was eight years my senior and each time I asked what the sticker meant he said I wouldn’t understand. Well fast forward 40-some years and I have now have a sticker that says “Sledding is believing”. I fully understand my sticker.

Sledding is believing Mother Nature will be generous and provide a cold, dry autumn that lets us get our trails in. That we will get enough cold and snow so our trails can all be opened by mid-January. That my sled will awaken from it’s summer slumber and run trouble free for 3 months. Sledding is believing that every time I venture 100 miles away from home that my trusty sled and GPS will get me home again.

With my recent involvement with the Snowroamers, as trail volunteer then Director and now President my sticker has come to mean much more. Sledding is believing that there is a small, dedicated, and passionate group of people who strongly support an organized snowmobile trail club in the Erin/Hillsburgh region. Sledding is believing there are landowners who generously provide access to their property allowing local and visiting riders to have a safe, beautiful and enjoyable variety of terrain to explore. Sledding is believing there are skilled, devoted people who will operate and maintain grooming equipment into the wee hours of the night, in the most brutal of winter conditions so that riders may have smooth trails to ride come morning.

The Hillsbugh Snowroamers has a long history of ensuring all of those beliefs become reality.  An established record of working with land-owners, local businesses, government, conservation authorities and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs has enabled the Snowroamers to make all of my beliefs come true.

But the Snowroamers are at a crossroads. Our challenges include, a changed climate, a new funding model for the club, recruiting and retaining volunteers and a changing mind-set of land owners to the snowmobiling pastime.  I believe that as a team and with some hardwork we can overcome these challenges and assure the sustainability of organized trail snowmobiling in the Hillsburgh/Erin region.

I’m proud to be President of the Snowroamers and look forward to working with everyone in the club and the club stakeholders. My goal is to ensure we have a fun, safe and sustainable organization that can continue to serve the community and trail permit buyers by providing 90 kms of terrific snowmobile trails within a one hour drive of Toronto. These trails provide services like food and fuel, areas to park a trailer and the ability to easily gain access to the 30000 km of OFSC trails connected  to the rest of Ontario.

Ride safe everyone and please remember  when you buy your pass online:

“We need your clicks to keep your klicks.”

Scott Patterson

President Hillsburgh Snowroamers