Cost to register your snowmobile
- $110 registration fee per year
- $79 (pro-ratable) insurance premium
Where to register
Register your snowmobile at any one of over 350 SGI issuers across the province. You can even renew online! Visit www.mysgi.ca
Your snowmobile registration provides $200,000 third party liability insurance. This means that you have $200,000 protection if you cause property damage or injuries to someone else. Your registration doesn’t provide personal injury coverage or physical damage insurance to your snowmobile. Please contact an insurance agent to discuss additional insurance coverage. Please note that SGI provides insurance on manufactured turbocharged snowmobiles. SGI WILL NOT however provide insurance on snowmobiles with aftermarket modifications such as turbochargers.
Where the money goes
All Saskatchewan snowmobile registration fees collected by SGI go in to the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Fund, administered by the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association (SSA). More than 80% of the registration fee goes to local snowmobile clubs to help maintain the province’s trail system.
For more information: https://sasksnow.com/snow-legislation/
Your Registration contributes to:
- Trail signage
- Shelter maintenance
- Trail grooming
- Pre-season work to establish trails
- SSA safety programs
- Training programs for groomers and volunteers
- Trail disaster relief
- Trail system administration
- and the future of snowmobiling in our great province!
Registration dollars alone are not enough to sustain our trail system. Local snowmobile clubs and volunteers raise the remaining funds through various events and sponsorship. Thanks to the efforts of these volunteers, our province enjoys one of the most extensive, well maintained, and affordable snowmobile trail systems in Canada!
Anyone born on or after Jan 1, 1989 must have completed the safety training course and hold a Snowmobile Safety Certificate. Without it, you are subject to fines and your insurance may be invalid. We offer both online and in person “classroom” snowmobile training courses. To learn more visit www.sasksnow.com/safety.
Our clubs work closely with landowners to ensure permissions are obtained, which allow snowmobile trails to cross their property. Local clubs keep an open communication with these landowners to deal with any concerns that may arise. This means that because the clubs have already made contact, no permission is required from landowners to ride on SSA trail.
Just remember that this applies only to the trail itself; ANY and ALL off-trail riding is considered trespassing unless permission has been obtained from the landowner.
Snowmobile Trail Enforcement Fines
Dated: September 23, 2020
PERSONS FOUND IN VIOLATION ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING FINES:
Sec 3(1)(a) Snowmobile Act: Unregistered snowmobile $ 175.00
Sec 3(1)(b) Snowmobile Act: Fail to display plate or carry permit $ 100.00
Sec 13 Snowmobile Act: Fail to produce registration or permit $ 100.00
Sec 15(2) Snowmobile Act: Operate without a license $ 150.00
Sec 17 Snowmobile Act: Fail to produce a license $ 100.00
Sec 20.01 Snowmobile Act: Operate a motor vehicle other than a snowmobile on a designated trail between December 1 and April 15
- First Offence $ 150.00
- Second Offence $ 250.00
Sec 22(2) Snowmobile Act: Operate a snowmobile without wearing a helmet $ 125.00
Sec 23(2) Snowmobile Act: Operating a snowmobile in excess of the regulated speed $ 150.00
Sec 24 Snowmobile Act: Improper towing $ 150.00
Riding a snowmobile impaired carries the same fines and penalties as driving a vehicle while impaired.
The speed limit along designated trails is 80km/h.
Anyone born on or after January 1, 1989 in Saskatchewan is required by law to complete a Snowmobile Safety Course. Without it, you may be charged and your insurance may be invalid.
Under The Snowmobile Act, you must register the snowmobile before you can ride it on public roads (where allowed), ditches, other highway rights of way, provincial parks, Crown land, designated snowmobile trails or on rivers or lakes. Registration isn’t required to drive snowmobiles on privately owned land if you have permission from the land owner or tenant. Out of Province snowmobiles must carry valid registration and insurance as per the laws inside their home province or state.