Minnesota requires snowmobile certification

Youth Snowmobile Safety Classes

In Minnesota, all snowmobile operators who are at least 12 years of age and born after December 31st, 1976 are required to take a Minnesota-approved Snowmobile Safety Course and obtain a Snowmobile Safety Certificate before riding on public lands.

To get your Snowmobile Safety Certificate, you must first complete an online course like the one offered at www.snowmobilecourse.com.

Second, you must attend a one day class room review and riding performance course lead by trained volunteer instructors and a DNR Conservation Officer. The Itasca Driftskippers offer this one-day classroom review and field test.

The next Itasca Driftskippers Youth Snowmobile Safety Class is Saturday, January 27th 2024 at the Driftskippers Clubhouse. The December class has been postponed due to the weather.

- Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.
- There is no pre-registration for the class.
- A DNR conservation officer will cover Minnesota snowmobile laws at 9 a.m..
- Field Day testing begins at 9:30 a.m..
- The Driftskippers will supply the snowmobile.
- You will need to complete the on-line DNR safety course and you MUST bring your completion certificate with you.
- There is no cost for attendees. The Driftskippers Snowmobile Club pays for the class.
Driftskippers Clubhouse Location.

If you have questions, call volunteer instructors Wayne Roskos at 218-244-5629, or Tony Benes at 218-244-1596.

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Asked Questions

Here are just a few of the frequently asked questions we hear. For other questions, please use our Contact Us form.

  • Q. Where are your classes held?

    All of our classes are held at the
    Itasca Driftskippers Snowmobile Clubhouse
    33455 Wagon Wheel Court Rd.
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Clubhouse Phone: (218) 326-6727

  • Q. When will your next class be offered?

    We try to conduct 2 or 3 classes each year and let everyone know as soon as possible when the next class will be. Keep an eye on this page and our Facebook Page for more details.

  • Q. Is there a charge for the class?

    We do not charge for the snowmobile safety training that consists of the Field Day & Riding Performance Course. The Snowmobile Club picks up the cost.

    The prerequisite online course, however, does charge a fee dependent upon which company you use.