International Snowmobile Safety And Awareness Week

International Snowmobile Safety Week attempts to raise awareness about snowmobile safety to ensure that everyone who enjoys these vehicles does so safely. Beginning on the third Saturday and running for eight days, this observation week is for anyone and everyone who takes their snowmobile out on the trail.

If they properly maintain their snowmobile and follow some simple safety precautions, then it shouldn’t be too difficult for them to keep themselves safe not only during this eight-day period but all year round. For people who have thought about taking up this hobby but haven’t quite done so yet, then this is the holiday article they’re probably going to want to pay attention to.

The History of International Snowmobile Safety Week

This holiday wasn’t created by one person or even just one organization. It was actually created by a coalition of snowmobile clubs and organizations, safety groups, and communities in areas where there’s frequent snowmobile use.

Some Quick Snowmobile Safety Tips

Before we move on to how this week should be observed, let’s go over some safety basics that everyone should observe.

  • Make sure the snowmobile is well maintained and that regular maintenance is performed on it.
  • Attend regular snowmobile safety courses.
  • Ensure that snowmobile safety equipment is in good condition and replace it regularly.
  • Be aware of the terrain and the weather.
  • Don’t use drugs or alcohol while driving.
  • Maintain an appropriate driving speed.
  • Always let people know where you’re going and when you’re expected to return.
  • Keep emergency supplies on hand at all times.

How to Observe Snowmobile Safety Week

Regardless of whether a person is an old hand at driving their snowmobile or they are taking it out for the first time, they’re probably going to take a refresher safety course during this week. This will ensure that their skills are updated and that these rules are fresh in their minds.

It’s also a good day to think about purchasing new safety equipment, or at least, doing an inspection of the safety equipment that’s already owned. In 2021 alone, there were over 133,400 snowmobiles sold around the world, and that number jumps every year. That’s why it’s important for everyone to do their best to be a responsible snowmobile enthusiast. It could save your life or someone else’s life.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 20 Saturday
Next year (2025)
January 18 Saturday
Last year (2023)
January 21 Saturday
Awareness & Cause