Unlike many other winter recreational activities, Ontario snowmobiling is easy to learn and fun from the first try, especially if you are already a licenced driver…no special licence required! You don’t need to take weeks of lessons or spend umpteen hours practising, because operating a snowmobile is very user-friendly. And because many sled models have the capacity to carry a passenger, your children and other non-drivers can come along for the ride on Ontario snowmobile trails, too!
Operating a snowmobile is much like driving a car, except that the throttle and brakes are operated with hand levers, not foot pedals. To steer, you simply turn your sled’s handlebars in the direction you want to go. To back up, select reverse gear. Once you grow accustomed to the feel of the throttle, the brake and to manoeuvring on snow, you can get started. And don’t worry about getting cold — today’s warm snowmobile clothing and gear will keep you toasty throughout your ride. And many modern sleds even have electric hand, thumb and even seat warmers, too. Best of all, you’ll be riding snowmobile trails in Ontario that are mapped, marked, maintained and as high tech as it gets…so why not try Ontario snowmobiling this winter!
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