Snowmobile Safety Tips

There's nothing like heading out to the trails with your sled after the first snowfall. Here are some tips to make the trails even better. 

  1. Have the appropriate attire for the cold. In addition to a certified helmet, wear a windproof outer layer of clothing along with gloves, and boots. 
  2. Bring a buddy. While snowmobiling is fun, there can be dangers along the trail. It is always smart to sled with a friend. 
  3. Know the water sources. Be familiar with the area you are going across any bodies of water (stream, pond, lake) that could be hidden by the snow. Even if the ice is thick enough for a person to walk on, it obviously might not hold a sled. 
  4. Check your sled. Make sure you have enough fuel, make sure there are no maintenance issues or potential problems. 
  5. Don't drink and sled. Don't operate any vehicles under the influence. With a snowmobile, alcohol consumption can increase the risks of hypothermia. 

Remember, if you're a policyholder, talk to your agent about adding your sled to your policy. 

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Our mission is to help our policyholders feel secure, appreciated, and respected. Our digital Customer Care center offers a tailored experience with increased functionality for insureds.

It also offers additional safety tips personalized to our policyholder's needs. 

We care deeply about our policyholders, which is why we strive to continually evolve the digital experience. 

NOTICE: This information is provided solely as an insurance risk management tool. It is provided with the understanding that the member insurance companies of the Utica National Insurance Group ("Utica National") are not providing legal advice, or any other professional services or advice. Utica National shall have no liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the use of this information. You are encouraged to consult an attorney or other professional for advice on these issues.