Snowmobilers encountering a cross-country skier

Rider Responsibilities

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All snowmobile riders have responsibilities to uphold, no different than operators of other motor vehicles. However, it is even more important that all snowmobilers ride responsibly since future snowmobile access depends upon the actions of every rider.

Rider Responsibilities

Private Property Sign
Always follow these important principles for your safety as well as the future of snowmobiling access:
  • Snowmobiling access across private and public lands is not a right but is rather a privilege, so respect the property which trails run through
  • Be safe and courteous at all times
  • Portray that snowmobilers take safety seriously every time you ride
  • Respect all laws and obey all trail signs
  • Respect others who may use the same trails or riding areas; this may include other snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, hikers, snow-shoers, dogsleds and in some areas even OHVs or fat tire bicycles
  • Always operate at reasonable and prudent speeds to prevent injury to yourself and others who may be ahead of you, around corners, or over hills
Review the Tread Lightly! Guide for Responsible Snowmobiling for additional responsible riding tips.