DNR Snowmobile Safety Classes:
If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, and are at least age 12, you must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend snowmobile operators complete a safety course.
Click here to see where DNR safety classes are held statewide.
Out of State Registrations & Trail Passes
Coming from out of state?
Wisconsin law requires those who use Wisconsin snowmobile trails to display either Wisconsin registration or a snowmobile trail pass. Funds from this program will be designated for use as trail aids and related costs to enhance all Wisconsin snowmobile recreation.
The trail pass may be purchased over the counter at many authorized sales locations or by calling WDNR at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463)
The current $50 non-resident snowmobile trail pass is valid from July 1st through June 30th 2016.
A snowmobile trail pass is required to operate a snowmobile not currently registered in Wisconsin on a snowmobile trail. The snowmobile must be currently registered with another jurisdiction. The trail pass must be permanently affixed by its own adhesive to the bottom center portion of the snowmobile windshield. If there is no windshield, the sticker shall be displayed in a highly visible location on the front of the cowling of the snowmobile. Once affixed, the sticker may not be removed or transferred to another snowmobile.
Looking for Trail Maps?
There are a variety of resources available for trail information. Wisconsin does not have a statewide snowmobile trail map available. The AWSC has nearly 600 clubs spread throughout Wisconsin's 72 counties. Listed by county are the AWSC directors and reps as well as a phone number to call for maps and trail conditions.
In addition, check out the club websites for trail conditions and club maps.
Click on AWSC clubs.