Learning to read and anticipate snow conditions and the terrain ahead is crucial. Each type of terrain offers different challenges.
Deep, Loosely Packed Snow
- Snowmobiles sink deeper and don’t produce as much traction.
- If you’re on deep, loose snow, make a wide turn and move to harder-packed snow.
- Remember, deep snow may hide obstacles or other hazards.
Hard-Packed Snow Drifts
- After the wind blows snow into drifts and the snow hardens, it may conceal bumps and dips.
- Back injuries can result from riding over these drifts, especially at high speeds.
- When you are approaching a drift, reduce your speed and be alert.