Duluth Drift-Toppers Raising Money to Replace 30-Year-Old Aging Groomer

On top of the $60,000 federal grant they've received, they need to raise around $30,000 more dollars to get a more reliable and up to date used groomer and drag.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Drift-Toppers snowmobile club has received a grant from the Department of Natural Resources after their nearly 30-year-old trail groomer broke down last year.

The club thinks they can get through one more year with the aging groomer they have now.

On top of the $60,000 federal grant they’ve received, they need to raise around $30,000 more dollars to get a more reliable and up to date used groomer and drag.

They are looking for one which will be around 10 to 15 years old.

The Drift-Toppers are in charge of the upkeep on many miles of trail and keeping a trail well-groomed promotes the safety of riders among other things.

“A lot of tourism dollars come though snowmobiling and it’s a great activity especially in a COVID environment to get outside and enjoy the outdoors in a way that’s safe and that’s a lot of fun,” said Rob Waksdahl, the president of the Duluth Drift-Toppers.

Donations can be made here.

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