Basic Snowmobile Safety Code

  • Do not consume alcohol or take drugs prior to or during your snowmobile trip.
  • Know your ability to snowmobile on slopes, trails, or other areas.
  • Slow down and don’t cut to the inside of trail corners.
  • Maintain control of your speed and course at all times.
  • Heed all posted warnings.
  • If you snowmobile at night, don’t override your lights.
  • Always use the buddy system. Never ride off alone or unaccompanied.
  • Whenever possible, avoid the ice.
  • Wear sensible, protective clothing designed for snowmobiling.
  • Use a full-size helmet, goggles, or visor to prevent injuries from twigs, stones, ice chips, and flying debris.
  • Never wear any loose clothing which could get caught in moving parts of the snowmobile.
  • Know the terrain where you are going to ride.
  • Know the weather forecast, especially the ice and snow conditions in the area.
  • Be sure your snowmobile is in top-notch mechanical condition throughout the months of use.
  • Familiarize yourself with the snowmobile you are driving by reading the owner’s manual.
  • Do not pursue domestic or wild animals.