There is not anything that can ruin a potentially fun snowmobile excursion more than a sudden emergency or accident. Taking the right measures and precautions to be secure will make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Here are some great safety tips to keep in mind.
Stay away from alcohol while on the road. Alcohol will slow your reaction times down and will impair your judgement. Not something you need when going 50+ miles per hour down a narrow trail with trees all around you.
Slow down. It’s extremely easy on the powerful machines to get up to speeds that there is no way you could stop if something unexpected happens. Stick to posted speed limits and you should have nothing to be worried about.
Dress appropriately. Under dressing will make your day miserable and the riders you’re with miserable, as you must keep making stops to heat up. If you dress right for the days temps you should have no trouble staying out for hours at a time. Dress in layers so it’s easy to shed clothing if you do get too hot.
Bring a great first aid kit. Buy your self a quality, well stocked supply kit. In addition to the usual first aid supplies your kit should include compass, knife, flashlight, map and waterproof matches.
It’s always tempting to wander off the paths and research, but if you’re not familiar with the area, you could get yourself in trouble real fast. Snow does a fantastic job of hiding holes, drop offs and open water, so use your maps and stick to the groomed trail.