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COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT SNOWMOBILING SAFETY AND ACCESS

What is the Snowmobile Safety and Access Resources Information Center?

The Snowmobile Safety and Access Resources Information Center was created to support snowmobile safety and access training and education. It attempts to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a wide range of information including safety resources, access resources, training opportunities, and state contacts.

How do I find information about snowmobile safety training classes in my area?

Visit our training calendar to find classes scheduled for your area, along with on-line opportunities in several states. If no classes are listed in the calendar for your area, there is contact information to help you contact local training providers.

How do I find information about avalanche safety?

Links to avalanche education providers and avalanche forecast centers are provided in the Safety Resources section.

Where can I find information and materials about snowmobile safety?

The Safety Resources section provides information about national and state level safety education providers. Downloadable resources are also available from national organizations including the American Council of Snowmobile Associations, the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators, Tread Lightly!, the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations, Operation Lifesaver, as well as from several local groups.

Where can I find information to help protect access for snowmobiling?

The Access Resources section provides downloadable resources from national organizations including the American Council of Snowmobile Associations, the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators, Tread Lightly!, and the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations. This section also includes an extensive collection of Research Studies Related to Snowmobiling Impacts which can be a useful tool for snowmobiling access efforts.

Is there information available about snowmobiling impacts?

The Research Studies Related to Snowmobiling Impacts section provides web links or summaries from over 190 scientific research studies related to snowmobiling impacts. Research topics include: air quality/emissions, economics, personal exposure, recreation conflicts, Snow and trail conditions, sound, vegetation and soil/snow compaction, water quality, and wildlife.

How do I find contact information about snowmobile trails in my state or the states where I ride?

Links to state trails programs and state snowmobile associations contacts can be found under State Contacts in the Information Sharing section.