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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Wisconsin Snowmobile Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

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  • Ride only where permitted. Don’t cut corners, and stay within the trail markers.
  • Be courteous to other riders and hikers on the trail.
  • Ride on the right side of the trail.
  • When riding downhill, yield to uphill traffic. Uphill traffic may have difficulty starting again after stopping.
  • When you see others coming towards you, slow down and proceed with caution.
  • If you meet skiers, horses, or hikers on snowshoes coming from the opposite direction, slow down, pull over, and yield the right-of-way.
  • If you stop to talk to others on the trail, be polite and remove your helmet. A helmet masks your features and can be intimidating.
  • Be safe and considerate when you stop along the trail. Never stop side-by-side, in the middle of the trail, at the crest of a hill, or around a corner on the trail. Also, never block an intersection. Remember to shut off your engine.
  • Leave gates as you find them.
  • Report downed trees and trail maintenance needs to land managers or snowmobile clubs.
  • Report illegal riding.
  • Carry out what you carry in.

Encountering Horses on the Trail

  • Approach slowly, pull over, and turn off the engine.
  • Avoid sudden movements.
  • Wait until the horses have passed, and then ease back onto the trail.