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Code of Ethics
Maximize your winter enjoyment by following this Winter Recreation Code of Ethics:
- I will respect all public and private property and the rights of all winter recreationists to enjoy the beauty.
- I will park considerately without blocking other vehicles or impeding access to trails.
- I will keep to the right when meeting other winter recreationists and yield the right of way to downhill traffic.
- I will slow down and use caution when approaching or overtaking another.
- I will respect designated areas, trail use signs, and established ski tracks.
- When stopping, I will not block the trail.
- I will not disturb wildlife and will avoid areas posted for its protection or feeding.
- I will not litter and I will pack out everything I packed in.
- I realize that my destination and travel speed are determined by my equipment, ability, terrain, weather and traffic on the trail. In case of an emergency, I will volunteer assistance.
- I will not interfere with or harass others, recognizing that people judge all skiers or snowmobilers by my actions.
Age Restrictions and Safety Certification Course
Children under age 12 may not operate a snowmobile on or across a public roadway or highway. Children ages 12 to 16 must pass the snowmobile safety education course and carry the certificate of successful completion with them when operating a snowmobile. Youth who operate a snowmobile under the direct and present supervision of a qualified adult need not show the certificate.
Persons 12 years of age and older who successfully complete the snowmobile exam will receive a snowmobile safety patch and a snowmobile safety certificate permitting operation. For information on where to take the course, call the Winter Recreation Program at (360) 902-8684.
For complete snowmobiling rules, visit RCW 46.10.120