Winter may be over, but for those of you who just love the snow, you may already be looking forward to next winter. If this is the case, there s a good chance you may enjoy snowmobiling. If you have never been snowmobiling before, start learning now so that you are all ready to go by the time the snow starts to fall again!
Tips for Snowmobiling
- Make sure the snowmobile you buy or rent is in good condition. If you want to buy one but are tight on money, consider buying one from a charity that accepts vehicle donations.
- Before you hit the snow, make sure the battery has plenty of life left in it.
- Keep emergency supplies with you at all times while riding, including a blanket, matches, cell phone, first aid kit, food, water, etc.
- Do not ride alone. Instead, have at least one other person with you in case you need any assistance.
- Make sure someone knows where you will be and when you will be back before you leave.
- Never leave your snowmobile under an avalanche path.
- Do not wear cotton as an attempt to stay warm; this will only leave you wet and cold.
- Do not stray too far from where you are familiar. Doing so is a good way to get lost.
Snowmobiling can be a blast, but like other hobbies, it is not for everyone. If you give it a shot and realize that you don't enjoy it or simply do not have the time for it, you may as well get rid of your snowmobile and make a little money off of it.
To get rid of your snowmobile, you could take the time to try to sell it. However, there is another option. There are many charities out there that accept vehicle donations Green Bay, so consider giving it to one of them! If you donate your snowmobile to a charity that is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) organization, you should be able to claim your donation as a tax deduction and get some money back. Wondering where to donate your snowmobile for a tax deduction? We encourage you to check out Rawhide!