Those looking for a winter adventure in New Hampshire may want to make plans for the 2021 NH Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend March 5-7.
NH Fish and Game reports that during the three-day NH Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend, sleds legally registered to ride in other states and provinces will be able to operate on New Hampshire’s trails.
All New Hampshire laws and regulations regarding the operation of snowmobiles will be enforced including speed limits, carrying signed landowner permission letters, compliant exhaust systems relative to noise and decibel levels, and youth operation standards.
Support The Clubs
Although no registration is required, the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association asks that you support the clubs that groom and mark the trails. Consider joining a club or making a donation so that the volunteers can continue to make snowmobiling possible.
NH Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend
“This weekend is one of the highlights of the winter for many resident and non-resident riders,” said NH Fish and Game Captain Michael Eastman, who coordinates snowmobile and off-highway recreational vehicle enforcement, registration, and safety education for the New Hampshire Fish and Games Department’s Law Enforcement Division.
“It’s a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to explore some of the most beautiful parts of the state that can be most easily accessed by snowmobile in the winter.”
NH Snowmobile Laws
To operate a snowmobile or OHRV in New Hampshire unaccompanied, any person age 14 or older must have either a valid motor vehicle driver’s license or have successfully completed an approved OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Education class.
With recent changes to the state laws, all online classes will cover a combination of practical OHRV and snowmobile safety and the rules that apply to all trail riders.
Additionally, all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult when operating a snowmobile or OHRV, unless they are on property belonging to their parents, grandparents, or guardians.
To register for an online safety class visit www.wildnh.com/ohrv/education.html.
For information on snowmobiling, including rules and regulations in New Hampshire, visit www.ride.nh.gov.