- Get your Saskatchewan Snowmobile Safety Certificate in 3 simple steps:
- Study the Snowmobile Safety Course
Study the snowmobile safety course and successfully pass the 5 end-of-chapter quizzes with a grade of 80%. The cost of the online course is $44.95 + GST.
- Pass the Certification Exam
Successfully pass the illustrated 60 question (multiple-choice) certification exam with a grade of 80%.
- Get your Saskatchewan Snowmobile Safety Certificate!
Print your temporary Snowmobile Safety Certificate and hit the trails! Your permanent card will be mailed to you within 3-5 weeks.
Due to COVID-19 classroom instruction will not be proceeding for the 2020-2021 season. Online training options are still available HERE
We now offer Classroom Training at various locations throughout the province. Our certified instructors will prepare the novice snowmobile rider with the safety information they need in our six (6) hour class. The fee is $75 for a single student or $155.00 for a family of 3 (immediate family members only). Participants must be 12 years old on the date of the class to attend. Successful candidates will receive a Snowmobile Safety Card which they are required to carry with them when operating a snowmobile.
All individuals born in 1989 or later are required to take snowmobile safety training and provide proof they have completed an authorized training course. The Snowmobile Safety Card presented upon completion of the Classroom Safety Training will provide the necessary authorization. If this card is lost or damaged it can be replaced for a fee by contacting our office.
Please see the Classroom Safety Calendar for upcoming dates and times, click the course you are interested in for additional information. To register please contact our office at 1-800-499-7533 or 306-729-3500.
It’s our goal to make safety training accessible to everyone. Whether online or in person, let’s ensure that snowmobiling will be around for many years to come. Should you require assistance with your arrangements, feel free to contact us.
GET THE GEAR: Ensure everyone in your group has an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe on their person and knows how to use them.
GET THE FORECAST: Make a riding plan based on the current avalanche and weather forecast (https://www.avalanche.ca). The higher the avalanche danger rating, the simpler the terrain should be.
GET THE PICTURE: If you see recent avalanche activity, unstable snow exists. Riding on or underneath steep slopes is dangerous, so pay attention to the snow conditions and terrain above you as you travel.
GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY: Don’t go into an unsafe area to help your stuck friend. Only expose one person at a time on all avalanche slopes. Don’t group up in runout zones or terrain traps.
Mountain Riding Safety Tips
- Watch for small trees that may be bent down hill as well as missing branches on the uphill side. Those trees have in all likelihood been under a slide in the past.
- Never put more than one sled at a time on a hill when high-marking.
- Always carry a shovel, probe and KNOW how to use them. The first ten minutes is crucial!
- Be aware of sign of activity, snow load, wind load, shaeffing and the warning signs of an unstable hill as well as the slope degrees most prone to slide (ie. 25 to 45 degrees).
- Always check on the local Avalanche Warnings everyday you ride.
- Always let someone know where and when you are riding for the day.
- Carry matches, flashlight, saw, first aid kit, survival equipment (including water and food, etc.) in case you ever have to spend the night or have trouble.
- Always know where you are and your way back.
THESE ARE TIPS ONLY. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT EVERYONE TAKE AN AVALANCHE COURSE PRIOR TO RIDING!
Avalanche Safety Training:
Visit the following links to learn more about Snowmobile Avalanche Safety, to find a course near you, or to sign up for one today.