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Safety First

 

We love our rides. We extend our sincere desire for everyone to have an enjoyable and safe season. Following is a short list of some safety ideas for you and your riding group.

  • If at all possible, try to ride with someone rather than alone.
  • Always check local ice conditions before your trip.
  • Travel only in areas open to snowmobiling.
  • Avoid trails without adequate snow cover.
  • If possible, avoid riding on frozen waterways and lakes.
  • Reduce speed when approaching corners.
  • To increase maneuverability, lean into turns with your upper body.
  • Cross roadways at a 90-degree angle.
  • Pump your brakes when going downhill rather than using constant brakes.
  • Watch for hazards and obstacles under the snow.
  • Travel at reasonable speeds. Use extra caution at night.
  • Dusk til Dawn maximum speed limit 55mph.
  • Wear reflective clothing at night.
  • Respect barriers and comply with signs.
  • Don't mix alcohol or drugs with riding.
  • Respect private property owners and other riders.
  • Ride single file on trails.
  • Keep to the right and pass on the left.
  • When stopping on the trail, pull as far right as possible.
  • Yield right-of-way to skiers, snowshoers and those passing or traveling uphill.
  • Use common snowmobiling signals to communicate with your group. See below.
  • Ask permission if crossing private property.
  • Obtain a map of the area you'll be riding.
  • Make a plan and stick to it.
  • Check weather forecast.
  • Know how to operate your vehicle....DO NOT be afraid to ask for help.
  • Wear a helmet, eye protection and other safety gear.
  • Wear weather appropriate clothing. Use layers and wear waterproof items if possible.
  • Pack a small backpack with emergency items.
  • Be prepared with tools and supplies.
  • Be respectful of wildlife, avoid spooking livestock and wildlife.
  • Take your trash home with you.
  • Leave 150 feet between sleds - don't tailgate.
  • Reminder - Wisconsin law now requires everyone born after January 1, 1985 needs to have completed a safety certification course in order to ride on public trails and lakes unaccompanied.







Mission / Purpose: Non-profit social club for the promotion of safety, good will, and organized activities for snowmobile enthusiasts. The club supports the local economy and tourism through the promotion and enhancement and accessibility of area trails.