Last Updated on December 1, 2015 by cassnetwork

The four state snowmobile trails are awaiting snow and ready for the 2015-2016 snowmobile season, which begins Dec. 1.

The trails will be open, when there is adequate snow, through March 30. Snowmobilers are only permitted on trails when they are posted as “open.”

There is no trail pass in Indiana; however, all snowmobiles must be registered. Registration is $30 for three years and can be completed through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Completion of a snowmobile safety course is encouraged, but not required. The official DNR online safety course is at snowmobile-ed.com/indiana.

The state snowmobile trails are the 68-mile Buffalo Run Trail in western St. Joseph County, the 61-mile Miami Trail in Elkhart County, the 34-mile Heritage Trail in southeastern Allen County, and the 40-mile Salamonie Trail at Salamonie Lake in Wabash and Huntington counties.

The trails are a cooperative effort between the DNR and local not-for-profit snowmobile trail clubs. The trails are funded by snowmobile registration fees. Those interested in helping with the trails should join their local snowmobile club. In addition to maintaining trails, clubs also organize group rides.

For more information on snowmobiling in Indiana, including trail maps and links to updated trail conditions, visit dnr.IN.gov/outdoor/4428.htm.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources