International Snowmobile Safety Week - Begins Third Saturday in January


Each year beginning the third Saturday in January for eight days, International Snowmobile Safety Week promotes events to keep snowmobilers secure while having fun on the trails all season long.

Snowmobiling continues to grow as a recreational sport. And as it does, owners, clubs, organizations, and manufacturers want enthusiasts to enjoy the sport safely and with enthusiasm. When fresh powder calls, sometimes it’s irresistible. However, follow these tips, and every journey will include a safe return home.

  • Maintain your snowmobile. Complete safety checks before and after rides.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the conditions and helmet.
  • Carry emergency supplies.
  • Like any other motorsport, don’t consume alcohol or drugs before or while snowmobiling.
  • Snowmobile in familiar areas and where permitted
  • Don’t exceed the speeds of the trail
  • Stay aware of the weather
  • Learn the terrain and where frozen bodies of water are located.
  • Never ride alone. Communicate where you’re riding and when you will return.
  • If riding at night, reduce your speed.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SnowmobileSafetyWeek

If snowmobiling is one of your favorite pastimes, attend a safety refresher. Launch a training event near you. Sponsor a gear safety check-in at a public trail near you. Teach someone you know how to navigate the trails and maintain a snowmobile safely. While you’re at it, show them some of your best survival tips, too. Gear up for a safe and fun snowmobiling season.

Visit and review the snowmobile statistics and facts. There you will find the Snowmobiler’s Pledge as well as the history of snowmobiling, trail information, economic impact, and more.

For more ideas and information, visit Share your events, tips, and photos using #SnowmobileSafetyWeek on social media.


Since 1993, snowmobile organizations, clubs, and communities have supported International Snowmobile Safety Week by providing events, classes, and more.

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