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Free youth snowmobiling safety course offered Nov. 14

Snowmobilers share groomed trails with recreationists on foot and sometimes wildlife. (FILE)
Snowmobilers share groomed trails with recreationists on foot and sometimes wildlife. (FILE)

WINTERSPORTS -- A free snowmobile safety course for youths ages 12-16 will be held at the 35th Annual Snow & ATV Swap Meet sponsored by the Spokane Winter Knights snowmobile club on Nov. 14 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center.

Preregister youths here.

The snowmobile safety course training includes:

  •          Basic snowmobile maintenance.
  •          Survival skills and dealing with emergencies, including an avalanche awareness presentation by representatives of the Northwest Avalanche Center.
  •          The proper clothing and protection from winter weather.
  •          Hand signals while riding and other basic riding skills.
  •          Properly preparing for a ride.

The class is co-sponsored by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the State Parks Winter Recreation Program.

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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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