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 annual Tri-State Snowmobile Reciprocity weekend, where snowmobiles registered in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire were legal to ride in any of the three states has ended. NH Reciprocity Laws New Hampshire’s law (RSA 215-C:47) requires that in order for Vermont or Maine registered snowmobiles to operate in NH with their respective registrations, NH-registered snowmobiles must be allowed to … [Read more...] about Snowmobile Reciprocity Weekend Melts
Shortly after the first snowflake makes landfall the NHSA office is often peppered with two particular questions: “Why aren’t the snowmobile trails open?” and “Why aren’t the trails groomed?” Everyone is itching to ride. Me too! Why Aren’t The Snowmobile Trails Open? Why is it so complicated to get the trails opened at times? Storms can wreak trail havoc. It can take every ounce of club … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t The Snowmobile Trails Open?
“Stay on the Trail, or Stay Home” is a trail sign and slogan used by the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails, local clubs, and Fish and Game Conservation Officers here in New Hampshire. Ninety-nine percent of riders follow this simple rule, but then there is the 1% of riders who don’t. Can this short statement save my life? The answer is YES!! Is Off-Trail Riding Bad? Off-trail riding is an issue … [Read more...] about Stay on the Trail
The snowmobile hand signal debate has raged on for the past few decades. While some organizations endorse snowmobile hand signals to communicate, others argue that you should never take your hands of the handlebars. A few winters back I was out on snowmobile patrol in Pillsbury State Park in Washington. It was a busy holiday weekend with plenty of sled traffic. As I rounded a bend on the Mad … [Read more...] about Snowmobile Hand Signal Debate