Acknowledgement and Terms

This program was developed and is operated by the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) with funding provided by the Recreational Trails Program administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation—Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). It updates a program originally developed in 2005 through a partnership between FHWA, ACSA, the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA), and the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA).

Project management, writing and photos were provided by Kim Raap—Trails Work Consulting; web site development along with graphics and photos were provided by All Seasons Communications; and the Safe Riders! logo and concept were provided by ISMA.

Department of TransportationThis document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of information contained in this document.


The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers' names appear in this program only because they are considered essential to the objective of this product.

The contents of this program reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This program does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The purpose of this program is educational only, with no other intent but to expand snowmobilers' knowledge about the safe and responsible operation of snowmobiles. It should not be assumed by the reader that all contributors agree with every written word. The authors, contributors, FHWA, Trails Work Consulting, ACSA, IASA, ISMA and their members accept no liability resulting from the compliance or noncompliance with the procedures or recommendations given herein, or for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.

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