Know before you go: 10 steps for responsible snowmobiling

Alberta Environment and Parks

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Albertans are a hearty bunch: we can complain about the weather with the best of them, but we’ve always been good at finding ways to take advantage of our annual deep freeze – and for many of us, there’s no better place to do that than on the back of a snowmobile.

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There’s no denying that snowmobiling is a blast – but the speed and power that make it so fun can also cause significant damage to the landscape, particularly to areas that are sensitive or protected.

When you’re out on the land, you are responsible for taking steps to limit your impact – and keep yourself safe. Here are 10 things you need to do.

Be Prepared

  1. Before you leave, decide on your route and check public land closures to make sure it’s open. Alberta’s parks and recreation areas have their own snowmobiling rules – check them here.
  2. Check…

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