There is nothing that can ruin a potentially fun snowmobile excursion more than a sudden emergency or accident. Taking the appropriate steps and precautions to be secure will make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Here are some wonderful safety tips to bear in mind.
Steer clear of alcohol while on the trail. Alcohol will slow your response times down and will impair your judgement. Not something you want when going 50+ miles per hour down a narrow trail with trees all around you.
Slow down. It is extremely simple on the powerful machines to get up to speeds that there’s no way you could stop if something unexpected happens. Stick to posted speed limits and you ought to 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 is easy to shed clothing if you do get too hot.
Bring a good first aid kit. In addition to the typical 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 are not familiar with the area, you could get yourself in trouble real fast.