The annual NH free snowmobile weekend, in which snowmobiles registered in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire could ride in any of those three states, has come to an abrupt halt due to last minute changes by administrators in VT and ME, which were not communicated to NH. History of Tri-State Reciprocity Through the efforts and hard work of several people here in NH, to include Chris Gamache, Gail … [Read more...] about What Happened to NH Free Snowmobile Weekend?
In an effort to address the outdated and often dangerous habit of using countdown hand signals while snowmobiling, NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement has produced a new sign asking riders to keep both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
We need oxygen to survive but do we really need the new Ski-Doo Oxygen helmet to ride? The first part is true but I'm not sure about the second, so let’s take a deep dive into BRP's latest entry into the snowmobile helmet wars with this early review. Buy the Best Helmet When I was involved in motorcycles back in the seventies Bell helmets produced an ad that stated "If you have a ten-dollar head … [Read more...] about Ski-Doo Oxygen Helmet Review
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