New York state is wooing winter tourists with a "fee-free weekend for out-of-state snowmobilers," reports Channel 2.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Sunday at Saranac Lake. He says fees will be waived March 14 and 15 for Canadian and other out-of-state visitors with registered, insured vehicles.

New York State Snowmobile Association President Rosanne Warner says

a lack of snow has made it tough to get the state's more than 10,000 miles of trails ready this season.

So far,

The state's committed $4.2 million in grants for trail maintenance across the state, funded by snowmobile registration fees.