This is the time of year when frequent snowfalls leave fresh powdered trails perfect for snowmobiling. Snowmobiling is a lot of fun and you are wise to use a combination of caution and common sense at all times to stay safe on the trails. The following tips can help keep you safe:
- Be aware. Know the regulations for the area you will be riding in and be aware of conditions. Check weather forecasts before heading out. Keep your speed in line with the conditions and your level of expertise. Slow down in hazardous areas such as around water or in the mountains at night.
- Be prepared. Have a first aid kit available. Include survival items such as a knife, flairs, flashlight, compass, and a fire starting kit.
- Dress properly. Make sure your helmet is safety certified. Wear warm gloves and wind/waterproof outer layers.
- Don’t go alone. It is more fun…
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