Snowmobiling is a great way to get outside and enjoy Maine winters. With over 14,000 miles of trails across the state, you are sure to find adventure as well as beautiful scenery. Maine has over 290 snowmobile clubs that maintain and groom the trails. Each year the American Council of Snowmobile Associations sponsors Snowmobile Safety Week. The purpose is to expose snowmobilers to safe practices and demonstrate how to safely operate snowmobiles.
Below is a checklist to keep in mind when heading out on the trails this year.
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during
- Become familiar with the snowmobile you ride.
- Operate at safe and reasonable speeds.
Stay on trails and areas where snowmobiling is
Avoid travel on unfamiliar frozen bodies of
- Using extra caution at night.
- Keep your snowmobile properly maintained.
Become familiar with the terrain you will travel
- Listen to the weather forecast before you leave.
- Always wear a helmet and proper clothing.
Never riding alone, and letting someone know
where you are going and when you plan to return.
Carrying emergency supplies and learning
Even when taking all precautions, some mishaps can occur. Be sure to have your insurance up to date. If you have questions about obtaining,
upgrading or adding a policy, don’t hesitate to give our staff a call.