This April 29th, SLEDNY Forum in Lake Placid

Interested in joining the thousands of people who already enjoy snowmobiling each year in New York, but don’t know how to get started? Follow these six simple steps to get started in snowmobiling for a fun-filled winter with family and friends.

  1. Attend a snowmobiling showphoto-4-small
    A snowmobiling show is a great place to start if you’re just discovering snowmobiling. Attending a snowmobiling show allows you to check out different models and brands of snowmobiles and talk to numerous dealers, so you can get the best deal! This is also the place to find deals on items like helmets, boots, jackets, gloves, and bibs!
  2. Rent a Sled!  This is the ultimate try-before-you-buy. Check out our list of places where you can rent a sled.
  3. Visit a dealer
    There are snowmobile dealers all over New York who can help you decide which snowmobile is best for you, based on your planned usage and within your price range.
  4. Join a Club!   If you decide to buy a sled, you will save $55 on your registration by joining a club. Make new friends and find experienced people to ride with and to help you along as you learn. Join Online Today!
  5. Registration
    NYS requires your snowmobile to be registered in New York and to have a registration sticker properly affixed to the snowmobile. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles registers snowmobiles. Registration information can be easily obtained here.
  6. Find a location to snowmobile
    There are over 10,500 miles of marked and groomed trails to explore in New York State. Check out our Interactive Trail Guide and Web App links. A statewide trail guide may be obtained from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, by emailing , or calling 518-474-0446.
  7. Visit NYsnowmobiler.com
    For those interested in learning more about snowmobiling in NY go to www.nysnowmobiler.com. This website is a great tool for guidance. It provides information for the inexperienced snowmobiler on getting started in snowmobiling, dealers and rental locations in your area, destinations to snowmobile and more.

If you are new to snowmobiling, there are a number of important items to consider before you hit the trails…to learn more go here.

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