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Youth Snowmobile Class

Youth Snowmobile Class

Encourage safety

We happen to think the Northwest offers some of the best winter outdoor activities of anywhere in the country. From snowshoeing, to skiing, to snowmobiles, there’s a bit of everything for enjoying some powder. If you have a youth who is interested in snowmobiling (and who wouldn’t be?), you will want to encourage safety from the start. A great place to begin is the State Parks Youth Snowmobile Safety Class.

Free Snowmobile Class

The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club are offering a free snowmobile safety class to young snowmobilers this month.

The “Safe Rider” class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club’s clubhouse, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road, Leavenworth (Driving directions). Participants must register by Friday, Dec. 11.

The class is designed for youth, ages 12 to 16, but is open to new riders of all ages. Lunch will be provided by the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club.

Sponsors stress the importance of safety in snowmobiling for people of all ages.

During the class, students will learn:

  • Basic snowmobile maintenance
  • Survival skills and emergency preparedness, including avalanche awareness
  • Proper clothing and winter equipment for snowmobiling
  • Hand signals for riders

Visit the State Parks website to learn more and to register.

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