Local Snowmobile Trails to be Featured in Local & National TV Shows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Leslie O’Hara
Director of Corporate Support
lohara@wpbstv.org
(315) 782-3142, Ext. 301

Local Snowmobile Trails to be Featured in Local & National TV Shows

WPBS-DT, the Public Television station in Watertown, New York announces their latest endeavor in conjunction with Lewis, Oswego and Oneida Counties and Old Forge, NY to produce a four-part local snowmobiling television series, Snow Country New York (w.t.). The partnership will include local trail systems in two episodes of the national series, Snow Trails TV; a snowmobile reality television and web series airing on 30 PBS stations across the United States and Canada.

The television programs are being produced this winter for broadcast next year and will feature snowmobiling on trail systems in Lewis, Oswego, Oneida and Herkimer Counties. The Snow Trails TV crew and host ‘Video Mike Grant’ of Grand Rapids, Michigan will begin the tour, trail conditions permitting, on Tuesday, February 15th in Oswego County then on to Oneida and Lewis Counties, and ending on Friday, February 18th in Old Forge. Several local Trail Coordinators and Snowmobile Clubs will guide the production crew to specific areas and trails, and several local businesses will be providing accommodations and meals to the crew during their week long stay.

The two, half-hour national episodes of Snow Trails TV will focus on the unique trail system’s offered in each county while the four, half-hour episodes of Snow Country New York (w.t.), to be aired on PBS stations across New York State, will lend itself to additional topics such as where and when to ride, the sport as a family activity, sights to see, things to do, the economical effects of the sport and snowmobiler safety. Beyond the broadcast, a trail map, complimentary to the television program, will be made available for retail.

"This is an exciting opportunity to showcase the importance of snowmobiling in this area and attract new snowmobilers to come to and visit." stated Ms. Leslie O’Hara, Director of Corporate Support at WPBS-DT. "WPBS-DT is excited to work with many new partners on this venture in developing a project that can be updated and added to over the coming year., It will be our first series produced in high definition."

For more information about Snow Trails TV, visit www.snowtrailstv.com. Season 8 is airing on WPBS-DT Saturday mornings at 8:30am and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.

WPBS-DT is a not-for-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-DT’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.

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