Snowmobile enthusiasts who plan to introduce someone to
snowmobiling during "Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week" should encourage new
riders to take an official safety course. Students can receive their snowmobile
license or safety certification at snowmobile-ed.com in
plenty of time to take part in the Feb. 9-18 campaign.
"We've worked with state agencies responsible for snowmobile
education to develop approved online snowmobiling safety courses," Kurt
Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises, said. "By taking an online course
students receive a high-quality education while learning at their own pace."
Students who must receive their certification to operate a
snowmobile pay a one-time fee at snowmobile-ed.com, which is due only if
they pass the test. Students can take the test as many times as they need to
The courses at snowmobile-ed.com are also mobile
friendly; the pages automatically resize according to the device being used and
no app is required. This means students can complete the entire course on their
smart phone, tablet or laptop.
The course at snowmobile-ed.com features
interactive animations and illustrations that make it fun and easy to learn how
to enjoy snowmobiling while staying safe. Students taking the course will learn
- Maintain, operate and store their snowmobiles.
- Dress for the weather.
- Determine what protective gear is needed.
- Safely ride a snowmobile in a variety of situations.
- Deal with unexpected conditions.
- Follow state laws.
"Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week" is held to encourage those
in the snowmobile community to invite friends and family members to give
snowmobiling a try. Snowmobiles are a fun way for people to enjoy
winter and visit beautiful areas they might otherwise never see. To learn more
about "Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week," visit www.gosnowmobiling.org.