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Free Snowmobile Operators Course - Field

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Idaho City - Whoop-Um-Up parking lot

When: January 11th at 9AM

Registration is required - www.idpr.idaho.gov/reced

What do I bring for the field session?
 You must wear the proper riding gear at all times during training. 

  • Your snowmobile with current certificate of number
  • DOT approved helmet                                      
  • Appropriate winter wear to keep yourself warm                                     

How much does it cost?
Nothing. Your snowmobile certificate sticker funds pay for the course.

Do I use my own snowmobile?

Can I share a snowmobile?
No. The course is fast paced and generally is held miles from the trailhead. 

Training includes a blend of classroom and field training with the following topics:

  • Trailering
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Personal Protective Items
  • Safety Equipment
  • Emergency Kit
  • Pre-ride Checklist
  • Hand Signals
  • Ride Planning
  • Tools
  • Backcountry Safety
  • Trail Signs
  • Avalanche Safety
  • First Aid
  • Riding Apparel
  • Starting the Snowmobile
  • Riding Positions
  • Group Riding
  • Snow Conditions
  • Rider Responsibilities
  • Idaho Laws
  • Idaho Certificate of Number
  • Road Crossing
  • Under the Hood & Engine
  • Dashboard
  • Steering & Skis
  • Belt & Clutch
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Getting unstuck
  • Getting the Snowmobile Moving and Turning
  • Introduction to Standing
  • Safe Riding Strategies
  • Tight Turns
  • Quick Turns
  • Climbing and Descending Hills
  • Traversing Hills 

Whoop-Um-Up snowmobile parking lot at 18 miles north of Idaho City off Highway 21, Idaho City, ID 83631

Contact: Rich Gummersall @ (208) 514-2414 or richard.gummersall@idpr.idaho.gov