Stay Safe Out There
- Travel responsibly on designated roads and trails or in permitted areas.
- Travel only in areas open to snowmobiling.
- Avoid trails with inadequate snow cover.
- When climbing a hill, approach the summit with caution.
- Do not ride off cornices.
- Avoid riding on frozen waterways when possible.
- When approaching a corner, reduce your speed to avoid sliding.
- Lean into turns with your upper body to enhance the sled’s maneuverability.
- Cross roadways at a 90-degree angle.
- Pump your brake when going downhill to avoid locking the brakes.
- Be aware of unmarked hazards or obstacles hidden beneath the snow.
- Travel at reasonable speeds.
- When riding at night, use extra caution. Wear reflective clothing and reduce your speed.
- Do not accommodate extra riders over the delineated limit.
- Comply with signs and barriers.
- Buddy up with two or three riders as riding solo can leave you vulnerable if you have an accident or breakdown.
- Avoid riding in potential avalanche areas. Use terrain to your advantage, avoiding steep slopes, cornices, and gullies or depressions; periodically check for clues to an unstable snowpack. Remember, one rider at a time on slopes.
For more in-depth information about snowmobiling, download the Tread Lightly! Guide To Responsible Snowmobiling.