Individual behavior and responsibility is the key to making snowmobiling safe. With the season just around the corner, it is a good time for snowmobilers to get ready to take charge of their own safety while riding. Snowmobiling is a fun, family-oriented recreation enjoyed daily by thousands of people in the snowbelt region.
Snowmobilers need to be prepared while planning their trip. Never ride alone – and always leave a plan with family or friends before you leave. It is important to be sure the snowmobiles are in top running condition before you head out.
No Before You Go! No ice travel is ever completely safe. Be sure to check the ice conditions before you go.
Slow Down at Night! Night riding requires extra precautions. It is important to ride at slower speeds and use caution to not override the snowmobile’s headlights.
Snowmobiling and Alcohol Don’t Mix! Have fun on your run – but don’t drink until you’re done riding for the day.
Stay to the Right! When riding on trails, always anticipate oncoming traffic and stay to the right.
Get the Right Equipment! Make sure you have avalanche equipment, an emergency survival kit and the right clothing - don't let being unprepared cost you or your buddies everything.
Ride Safe So You Can Ride Again!