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Snowmobiling in Wisconsin

Conservation Wardens will be hitting the trails this winter

Be a safe rider; stay on the trail, wear the proper safety gear and don't drink alcohol before or during your ride.

Safety Statistics
For Annual Safety Report and Current Crash Summaries.
Sign up
for a safety class to get a safety certification card (operator license).
or purchase a non-resident snowmobile trail pass.
Read through the regulations; know the laws.
apply for funding.

Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and continues to offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities you are likely to find, especially in northern Wisconsin. More than 200,000 registered snowmobiles hit Wisconsin's 25,000 miles of groomed trails each winter, making safety an important part of the ride. Ride smart from the start - take a snowmobile safety course!

If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, and are at least age 12, you must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend snowmobile operators complete a safety course.

A letter to parents, guardians and students. [PDF]

Contact Information
Gary Eddy
Off-Highway vehicle administrator
Cathy Burrow
Trail grant manager
General questions
Last Revised: Wednesday September 19 2018