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NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Snowmobile Safety Courses Remain Available

Sledders Reminded To Use COVID-19 Safety Measures at Trailheads, During Breaks

At the start of snowmobiling season, New York State urges riders to keep safety in mind, both when operating and during any breaks with fellow riders.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, snowmobile safety courses continue to be offered. Successful completion of this course, results in the issuance of a NYS Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

This certificate is required for youth between ages 10 and 18 to operate a snowmobile, but all riders can benefit from taking a course that provides fundamental information which all should possess to ensure the safety of both rider and other trail users.

Snowmobile AppAdirondacks, USA - Snowmobilers in the Adirondacks will now have access to an interactive trail map on their phone to better plan their outdoor riding adventures in one of the largest trail networks in New York state. 

The new, free Adirondacks, USA snowmobile app contains information about the trails in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties, and nearby gas stations, stores, restaurants and lodging properties that welcome sledders. Additional trails in neighboring counties will eventually be added to provide a more comprehensive map.

ROOST snowmobile surveyIndian Lake, N.Y. - A study conducted jointly by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce confirms that snowmobilers contribute to Hamilton County communities by generating overnight stays at local hotels and motels, and dining in restaurants. 

Of the snowmobilers who completed the survey, more than one-third of them stayed overnight, booking an average of 2.85 nights with an average party size of 4.2 people.

Excelsior PR logoGovernor Announces Free Snowmobile Weekend February 2 - 5; Registration Fee Waived for Out-of-State Snowmobilers for Promotional Weekend

Snowmobile Gates and Trails Open in Adirondacks, Tug Hill, North Country and Across New York State 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $5 million for snowmobile trail maintenance and grooming across New York State and designated the weekend of February 2nd - 5th as free snowmobiling weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. Registration fees will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,400 miles of snowmobile trails.

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