On Dec. 4, the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club had two snowmobiles stolen from its shed. The snowmobiles are Arctic Cat, 2017 Bearcat 7000, and are black and orange. The RCMP were contacted immediately.
Now, the ski club is offering a $2,000 reward per snowmobile for information that police determine assisted in the recovery of the two machines.
The individuals responsible for stealing the snowmobiles do not have to be identified for the reward to be paid.
Jan Polivka, the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club operations manager, told the Star after the snowmobiles theft in early December that the two machines are valued at $20,000 each and have special equipment on them for grooming trails.
Polivka said in December that because Whitehorse received so much snow in November, the club could get by grooming the trails with its other equipment.
The two stolen snowmobiles, Polivka said, are insured and the club does have two other, larger ones plus a Snowcat, so grooming can continue. However, the two Arctic Cats were used for another important purpose.
“Ski Patrol would use them," said Polivka in December. "They were important because if someone gets into an emergency on the trail, Ski Patrol could go and get them."
Along with the snowmobiles, some other tools were stolen from the Whitehorse Cross Country Club shed.
If you have information that may be helpful to the police in this investigation, please contact the RCMP at 867-667-5555. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers online here or via phone at 867-667-6715.