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Requirements for Operating a Snowmobile on the SSTS
Age Requirements Stipulations
12 or older or born after July 1, 1983 The rider must take and pass an approved snowmobile safety education course.
  • The safety certificate must be carried when operating a snowmobile.
  • The safety certificate must be presented on demand of an enforcement officer.
  • Certain restrictions exist for 12–15 year olds (see below).
Ages 8–11* The rider is exempt from taking a safety course.
  • The rider must be under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • Parents are liable for the child’s actions.
  • A child may not operate a snowmobile across a public road or highway.
Age 12 The rider may operate a snowmobile on the SSTS and may cross a public road or highway. The rider must be under the direct supervision of a person 18 years or older at all times.
Ages 13–15 The rider may operate a snowmobile on the SSTS and may cross a public road or highway. The rider must be under the direct supervision of a person 18 years or older when crossing public roads or highways.
* Eleven-year-olds may attend a safety course but will not receive certification unless they will be 12 years old on or before the last day of the snowmobile season (April 15).