While operating a snowmobile, the same rules of the road and penalties apply as for driving a car, including possible fines, loss of driver's licence, criminal record and/or imprisonment.
In Manitoba the use of a CSA, Snell or DOT approved safety helmet is mandatory while operating or riding a snowmobile.
In Manitoba each snowmobile must be registered and carry a minimum $200,000 third party liability insurance coverage.
Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to operate ORV's unless supervised, accompanied by, and at all times, within clear view of a parent or a person who is at least 18 years old and authorized by the parent.
A snowmobile operator must be 16 years old and have a valid driver's licence to legally cross a roadway.
In order to ride Snofund designated snowmobile trails, a current valid Snopass trail permit must be displayed. Snopass permits can be purchased from many local businesses, from the local snowmobile club or from the Snoman office.
To snowmobile legally in Manitoba you must have:
a valid driver's licence to cross a roadway
proof of snowmobile ownership
validated registration plate
mandatory third party liability insurance
Also required for travel on Snofund designated snowmobile trails:
Snopass snowmobile trail permit (annual or seven-day)