Colorado Parks and Wildlife recommends safety training for everyone who operates a
snowmobile. The free course consists of six hours of classroom instruction and
an additional hour of performance testing on a snowmobile. You do not have to
own a machine in order to take the course.
Anyone between the ages of 10 and 16 who wishes to operate a snowmobile on
public lands must be certified or supervised by someone who is. Adults are
encouraged to take snowmobile safety training. In fact, over 800 adult
employees of Colorado ski areas are certified each year!
Certificates in snowmobile safety are awarded upon successful completion of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife approved training course. Such
courses are available throughout Colorado from local
snowmobile clubs, the Colorado Snowmobile Association and
Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
For more information contact (303) 791-1920 x
Colorado Avalance Information Center - Forecast Regions