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Video: Preparing for the Unexpected

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Risk Factors

Anytime you venture into snowmobile terrain, some risk is involved. You could be stranded due to:

  • Mechanical problems
  • Unexpected, severe weather
  • Injury
  • Getting lost

The rougher the terrain—particularly unfamiliar terrain—the greater the chance of accidents. Climate extremes also increase the risk factor. In remote areas, there's always the possibility of getting lost.