Snowmobile riders throughout the state would welcome a fresh round of snowfall, but despite less-than-ideal conditions in some areas, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say they’re hitting lakes and trails with a fervor.
In advance of Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week – Jan. 19-27 – the DNR is reminding snowmobilers of the importance of safe and responsible riding.
Minnesota has more than 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, about 21,000 of which are maintained by local snowmobile club volunteers. Add in the thousands of lakes on which people ride and there’s no shortage of opportunity to experience Minnesota atop a sled.
Every year, however, multiple riders are killed or injured while riding a snowmobile.
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