February and March are great months for snowmobiling enthusiasts! We have hundreds of miles of well-maintained trails with scenery that can't be beat - just picture yourself riding through rolling mountainous terrain with hills, woods, rivers and lakes. These local snowmobile clubs will be happy to give you recommendations and the latest info on trail conditions:
Central Catskill Trail Association
D&D Snowdiggers, Inc.
Delaware Valley Ridge Riders
Hamden Hill Ridge Riders
Ride responsibly! Make sure your snowmobile is in good working order, wear a helmet, ride within your ability with at least one other person, be careful around frozen water, and never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, please respect landowners and always make sure trails are open before setting out for a ride. For more on safety, see New York State Parks' snowmobile safety video.
Snowmobile events and races are coming up in February and March! Join like-minded folks for some great, fast fun:
February 18: Torch Light Parade
Downsville, NY - Organized by Delaware Valley Ridge Riders, a path of torch-lit snowmobiles will parade through the town of Downsville and the mountains of Catskills.
February 24: Mountain Snow Jam: Snowmobile Hill Racing
Andes, NY - Racing in various categories from kids and modified to open class, followed by beer, wine, pig roast, music and fireworks at the Andes Hotel. Organized by the Central Catskill Trail Association.
March 10: Snow Drag Races
Downsville, NY - A racing event by Delaware Valley Ridge Riders.
New York State Snowmobile Association
NYS Snowmobiler's Guide
Top photo: New York State Snowmobile Association