I can get a non resident registration for Maine for $100 for the season, more snow, more trails better conditions less idiots on the trail.
This sport is expensive, and registrations going too high will not increase participation. Sled prices are to prohibitive for new people, and not everyone wants an 800cc turbo charged rocket that seats one person.
So lets take a look roughly at cost:
2 sleds new: $ $8300 per sled::
Trailer Hybrid $4600
Gear for two people $500 per person the cheap: $1000
Registration: $66 per sled: $132
Insurance per sled Cheap $250 : $500
Now this is an estimate, yea they could buy used or a non covered trailer That is a lot of money to start.
This is why registrations are down, cost is too high.
I am going to Maine