Trail Safety

Ride Safely on Frosty Club Trails

Ride Safely – Know the Leading Causes of Snowmobile Fatalities in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has had 16 snowmobile deaths in the 2022-23 snowmobile season, 6 of which have occurred in Vilas County. The three leading causes of snowmobile fatalities include alcohol use, excessive speed and driver experience. Ride right, right safe and please, slow down!

Click the image below to view a WJFW news story from March 17, 2023 reminding riders to be safe on the trails as the season comes to a close.

Snowmobile Safety Course

Remember, It’s the law! If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, and are at least age 12, you must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas. 

The Frosty Club hosts a ONE-DAY Snowmobile Safety Course annually in the week between Christmas and New Years. The course is held at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall.

You can search for safety classes and/or enroll a student online through You will need to log in through the DNR account of the person you interested in enrolling. No DNR number? You can create an account here: Once logged into the DNR’s site, click to Manage Safety Education and search for courses in Vilas County. You’ll see the Land O’ Lakes course and will see other offerings throughout the snowmobile season as well.

Check the Events page or on our website for details about this year’s Snowmobile Safety Course. For any questions about the class in Land O’ Lakes, please contact Sarah Outman at

Snowmobile Safety for All Riders

We encourage you to view the Vilas County Snowmobile Trail Alliance trail safety video.

Above all, Ride Right, Stay on Marked Trails and Ride Safely.

Stay on the Trails

Take the pledge to stay on the Frosty Club trails to respect the landowners who allow us to enjoy marked trails that cross their private property. Your use of the trails on private land is a privilege, not a right. Stay on marked trails at all times. View the video below and join the many riders who have taken the pledge.

Visit the Snowmobilers Pledge website to “Take the Pledge”.

Stay on the Trail to Help Protect Sensitive Wildlife and Habitats

Know Before You Go – Snowmobile Regulations

Wisconsin Snowmobile Regulations

Michigan Snowmobile Regulations