Wisconsin has over 25,000 miles of interconnected snowmobile trails and snowmobile highways that connect every county in the state. Trail users are required to purchase a season trail pass to operate snowmobiles on the trail system. Snowmobile drivers must be at least 12 years old, and anyone operating a snowmobile born after Jan. 1, 1985 must take a safety course administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural resources to get a snowmobile license.
Trail maps and information on trail conditions and weather are listed on TravelWisconsin.com and SnowTracks.com, as well on the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs website.
The Travel Wisconsin website has an interactive map that allows users to select a specific county of interest to generate a display of the trail locations and up-to-date conditions. Generally, the trail system is well marked, maintained and meticulously groomed by one of the many local clubs. The club association offers several types of memberships that provide a variety of benefits to both the casual and the committed snowmobile traveler.
Any out-of-state rider must have a Wisconsin registration as well as a trail pass displayed at all times on his snowmobile. The required permits are available at many locations and from the state's Department of Natural Resources. Permits are available online from the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile clubs.