Snowmobiling in Montana
By angelamontana

Posted: January 2, 2020

Snowmobiling in Montana is a blast for sledheads, but did you know that there are legal responsibilities you have as a Montana snowmobiler?

Here’s some info from MT FWP:

Snowmobilers in Montana enjoy the opportunity to ride on 4,000 miles of snow-covered lands and frozen lakes. Be aware of your legal obligations as a snowmobiler, and appropriate ways to interact with other recreationists, wildlife, and the enviroment. By operating your snowmobile safely, legally, and ethically, you help protect the future of your sport.

Trail maps are available from local clubs, Forest Service offices, or the Montana Snowmobile Association .

Snowmobile Associations


Montana Snowmobile Association

This organization is a group of individuals and Montana snowmobile clubs interested in promoting safe and ethical snowmobiling.


American Council of Snowmobile Associations

This national organization was formed to unite the snowmobile community.

The Sledder’s Pledge

  • I will operate my snowmobile only when sober.

  • I will driver within the limits of my machine and my own abilities.

  • I will obey the rules and laws of the state or province I am visiting.

  • I will be careful when crossing roads and always cross at a right angle to traffic.

  • I will keep my machine in good condition and perform a preride inspection check before each ride.

  • I will wear appropriate clothing, including gloves, boots, and a helmet with a visor.

  • I will let someone know my planned route, my destination, and my expected return or arrival time.

  • I will treat the outdoors with respect. I will not litter or damage trees or other vegetation.

  • I will respect other people’s property and rights and lend a hand when I see someone in need.

  • I will not snowmobile where it is prohibitied.

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