Responsible Rider

The Responsible Rider program is about being aware when you ride and always considering safety, riding etiquette and the environment, whether you’re on the trails or in the backcountry.

  

Safety

Safety starts before you hit the snow. Make sure your sled is well maintained and check the weather conditions before heading out. Wear protective gear, keep first aid kits handy and comply with all local laws.

Backcountry Avalanche Safety Gear Tips

Ski-Doo Ambassador Jeremy Mercier and Hanna Beaman from Backcountry Access share their avalanche safety gear advice they’ve learned from years for backcountry snowmobiling. Watch now and make sure you and your crew are properly equipped to return home safely and enjoy many more adventures together.

Trail Snowmobile Safety Gear Basics

Are you carrying the right trail snowmobile safety gear? Ski-Doo Ambassadors Troy Oleson and Tiffanie Hoops show you what they recommend you bring along on every ride. They’ll explain the basics of trail snowmobile, how to properly dress while driving a snowmobile on-trail and walk you through all the must-have extras with them on the snow.

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    What should I never leave home without when riding backcountry?

    What should I never leave home without when riding backcountry?



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    How do you safely ride a Ski‑Doo with a passenger?

    How do you safely ride a Ski‑Doo with a passenger?



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    What do you wear when trail snowmobiling?

    What do you wear when trail snowmobiling?



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Environment

To help preserve our winter playgrounds, only venture off trail when it’s safe and legal, and be mindful of wildlife in their natural habitat. That way, we can ensure the next ride is always as good as the last.

Respecting our Backcountry Snowmobiling Environment

Ski-Doo Ambassador, Jeremy Mercier and Hana Beaman from Backcountry Access share the best ways to protect our backcountry snowmobiling areas and ensure safe access. Knowledge of the riding terrain, understanding the snowpack and reading the avalanche risks are key deep snow safety tips covered in this video.

Respecting the Snowmobile Trails

Respecting the snowmobile trails and the land they’re on is essential for keeping them open. Ski-Doo Ambassadors Troy Oleson and Tiffanie Hoops share their tips on how to best respect the trails we share. Knowing when and where you are legally allowed to ride is one of the biggest challenges in the sport of snowmobiling.

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    Can terrain affect my snowmobile driving experience?

    Can terrain affect my snowmobile driving experience?



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    When do snowmobile trails open?

    When do snowmobile trails open?



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    Where can you ride a snowmobile?

    Where can you ride a snowmobile?



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Etiquette

Ski-Doo’s code of conduct: Follow the rules, mind your speed and respect all riders. Keep to the right of the trail, use arm signals to alert others to stops and turns, and be ready to lend a helping hand.

Deep Snow Safety Tips and Etiquette

Backcountry snowmobiling safety and etiquette are essential for every ride. Ski-Doo Ambassador Jeremy Mercier and Hanna Beaman from BCA, share some great advice. These deep snow safety tips on riding etiquette, legal riding and best practices will help make sure every backcountry snowmobiling experience is a great one.

Trail Safety Tips and Etiquette

Proper snowmobile trail etiquette is a huge part of snowmobile safety. Ski-Doo Ambassadors Troy Oleson and Tiffanie Hoops have a few tips on how to make every ride more enjoyable for you and others on the trail. Learn more on riding within your personal limits, exercising caution and respecting posted signs and speed limits. Remember, a safe ride is a good ride.

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    What is the riding etiquette on trails?

    What is the riding etiquette on trails?



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