You will be sharing the
trail with other users no matter where you ride. They
may be other snowmobilers, grooming equipment, other
recreational users, road users if the trail is on a
road, and, most definitely, wildlife. Most, if not
all, will have just as much right to the trail as you
do. How you approach their presence makes a great deal
of difference in how safe the trail is for everyone.
Stay to the Right
Yield to other traffic when
Be aware of faster riders
overtaking you from behind. Let them pass.
Never block an intersection.
Never stop side-by-side
on a trail.
Never stop in the middle
of a trail.
Yield to trail groomers.
When encountering automobiles
and trucks on shared-use roads, stay to the right,
go slow, use the kneeling or standing position to be
more easily seen, and always yield to the vehicle.
Be polite to other trail
users: remember that you are an ambassador for your
When you encounter skiers
or snow walkers, slow down to the minimum to maintain
forward motion. When you encounter dogsleds or horseback
riders, slow to a crawl, and yield the way.
If you encounter ATV's or
motorcycles, remember that they do not have the control
and maneuverability of a snowmobile, and must be given
lots of room.
If you are lucky enough
to encounter wildlife on the trail, slow way down or
stop entirely so as not to alarm the animals. You'll
get a better look that way. Never chase or harass wildlife.
No matter who you meet on
the trail, ride carefully. It protects your right
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