ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Governor Cuomo is trying to boost tourism to New York State during the winter months. He is promoting a free snowmobile weekend to residents of other states and Canada.

Officials are offering a free snowmobile weekend on March 7th and 8th. People can ride the trails those two days at no cost.

Snowmobile registration costs $100, but is decreased to $45 if registered through a local snowmobile club. This fee will be waived for out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers during the promotional weekend provided they are properly registered and insured in another state or Canada.

For information on snowmobiling, including online registration for out-of-state snowmobilers, during non-promotional times, visit