In an effort to address the outdated and often dangerous habit of using countdown hand signals while snowmobiling, NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement has produced a new sign asking riders to keep both hands on the handlebars. Counting Down Does Not Add Up The countdown hand signals are hand signals where riders indicate how many riders are in their group by holding up the corresponding number of … [Read more...] about NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement Encourages Hands On Handlebars
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Law Enforcement Division is cautioning snowmobilers to stay on the trails this season. The issue of off-trail riding has been a growing problem in recent years. There have been a growing number of complaints from landowners, especially in Coos County, relating to snowmobiles riding off trail. Damaged Trees One big reason is the effect on future timber … [Read more...] about Snowmobilers: Stay on Trails or Stay Home!
The Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) released a Snowmobiling Physical Activity Health Study which demonstrates the health benefits of snowmobiling. The document includes physiological data from field testing in Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec. It also includes a literature review investigating the potential benefits that snowmobiling could have on mental health. The … [Read more...] about Snowmobiling Physical Activity Health Study
As the snow dust settles on 2018 we take a look back on some of the top snowmobile stories of 2018. These are the sledding stories at NHSA.com that got the most eyeballs and continue to get hits on a regular basis. Here are the top 10 in order, starting with the most popular. We wish all our members and loyal readers a safe and successful New … [Read more...] about Top Snowmobile Stories of 2018
Despite some early season snowfall and the potential for more, the NH Bureau of Trails is issuing a reminder to snowmobile riders that the majority of NH's snowmobile network does not open until mid-December. Trails Closed Until Mid-December "More than 80% of NH's public snowmobile trail network exists on private lands and most of those trail agreement do not take effect until December." says … [Read more...] about Bureau Reminds Riders Trails Aren’t Open Yet
The United Snowmobile Alliance announced the formation their new national organization that will focus its efforts and resources on the needs of the snowmobile community at the local, state and national levels. National Advocates for Snowmobiling The United Snowmobile Alliance goals will be accomplished through strong communication and experienced leadership coming from the states involved. … [Read more...] about United Snowmobile Alliance, National Advocates for Snowmobiling