Snowmobile safety classes available throughout the state
To operate a snowmobile in New Hampshire, any person 12 and older must have either a valid motor vehicle driver's license or have successfully completed an approved Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) safety education class taught by volunteer instructors trained by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Additionally, all children younger than 14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult when operating a snowmobile unless they are on property belonging to their parents, grandparents or guardians.
Most snowmobile safety classes are offered in November and December, with a few in early January, so sign up soon. There is no charge for the classes, which are usually completed in a single day. parents are encouraged to attend along with their children.
For a current class schedule, visit http://www.ride.nh.gov
many of the trained volunteer instructors teaching the safety classes are affiliated with one of the more than 100 snowmobile clubs in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association (NHSA) and its member clubs have actively promoted safe and responsible riding since 1969. NHSA members work with Fish and Game to manage more than 6,800 miles of trails in New Hampshire and provide safety education to more than 2,500 children each year.
For details on how to become involved with a snowmobile club, visit www.nhsa.com