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Information about Snowmobiling

A quick history of Snow mobiling

As snowmobiles have grown more popular during the 1980's and 1990's, you might think of the snowmobile as a recent invention. However, someone thought of putting a motor on a sled back in the 1920's. In both the United States and Canada, people tried to find a fast and inexpensive way to travel on snow.

Some of the early inventors put a steam engine on skis and runners. Others put skis on automobile frames. Others winterized motorcycles and still others tried propellers. While there were some early successes, these methods were usually too bulky, too expensive, or too limited in their use.

Snowmobiles code of conduct

  • I will respect all private and public property and the rights of all winter recreationist to enjoy winters beauty.
  • I will park consideratly without blocking other vehicles or impeding access to trails.
  • I will keep to the right when meeting another winter recreationist and yield the right-of-way to downhill traffic.
  • I will slow down and use caution when approaching or overtaking another.
  • I will respect designated areas, trail use signs and established ski tracks.
  • When stopping, I will not block the trail.
  • I will not disturb wildlife, avoiding all areas posted for their protection or feeding.
  • I will not litter and I will pack out everything I packed in.
  • I realize that my destination and travel speed are determined by my equipment, ability, terrain, weather, and traffic on the trail. In case of emergency, I will volunteer assistance.
  • I will not interfere with our harass others, recognizing that people judge all snowmobilers and skiers by my actions.
  • What will you need to take with you?

    As you probably guessed its pretty cold up there in the mountains, so lots of warm clothing is essential, and remember that its lots of layers, not a huge jacket that keeps you warm. Gloves are a must, and at all times when you snowboarding, not just for warmth, but from protection from the shape edges of your board or other people skis.

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