Snowmobiling

Magnetawan Ridge Runner Snowmobile Club Trails

Over 150 km of excellent groomed OFSC trails fan out from Magnetawan in all directions joining with the main OFSC trail network. It is through the dedicated effort of the many men and women who volunteered their time, effort and financial support that the Magnetawan Ridge Runners have built, maintained, groomed and continue to improve the now 153 km of snowmobile trails.

Snowmobiling Links

Magnetawan Ridge Runners

Parry Sound Snowmobile District

Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs

Moterized Snow Vehicles Act

Magnetawan Ridge Runners Trail Map

SNOWMOBILING SAFETY

The main cause of fatal snow machine accidents, are: alcohol, visibility, speed, operating on unsafe ice, and careless/aggressive operation. Please don’t contribute to the statistics.

The Ontario Clean Water Agency would like to remind all snowmobilers, ice fisherman and other persons venturing out onto the area lakes to beware of the hidden hazards of thin ice.

DO NOT SLED ON THIN ICE

Treat frozen waters with respect. Refrain from travelling on waterways too early or late in the season. When in an unfamiliar area inquire about ice conditions, fast moving currents or other hazards from local authorities or residents. Employ the Buddy System and do not travel alone. Snow machines do not float.

OPERATE WITH CARE

Exercise care and caution in the operation of your snow machine. Be alert to other traffic including pedestrians and skiers that could be in the area. Caution is a prerequisite to safety. Do not be an aggressive driver. It is the role of a fool. Be responsible at all times. Comply with the laws governing sow machine and utilize common sense with adjusting to weather or light conditions.

OWNER IS LIABLE

Did you know the owner of a snowmobile can be charged with and convicted of an offence that is committed by another person operating the machine if at the time there was consent by the owner for the person to operate the snowmobile.

RIDE SOBER

Impaired operation of a snowmobile is a criminal offence. It is also an irresponsible and extremely dangerous act with the grave potential to destroy lives. Drinking and driving is a deadly mistake that can result in life long suffering for families affected by fatal consequences. The OPP will be deploying RIDE Units to monitor snow vehicles and appropriately deal with offenders.

SPEED LAWS

On a highway where snow machine operation is permitted and the maximum speed for motor vehicles is 50 km/hr. OPP Patrols are equipped with Radar Units.

CARRY YOUR PAPERS

Ensure that you have your driver’s license and proof of insurance papers with you to produce in the event of demand by Police or Conservation Officer. It is an offence not to have them available when operating a snow machine.

TOW LAWFULLY

The law requires that only a rigid tow bar may be used when a snow vehicle is towing a cutter, toboggan, sled or similar device. Towing is prohibited on a serviced roadway except to cross the roadway at a 90 degree angle.

WEAR A HELMET

A proper helmet must be worn by every person on a snow machine or riding in a conveyance towed by a snow machine. A helmet prevents head injuries.

DRESS SMART

Dress warm to combat the factors of windchill, frostbite, snow blindness and hypothermia. Always carry extra clothing and a survival kit with waterproof matches. After you are dressed properly, always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. Always.