The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club are offering a free snowmobile safety class to young snowmobilers next month. The class is designed for youth, ages 12 to 16, but is open to new riders of all ages. Lunch will be provided by the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club.
During the class, students will learn:
Basic snowmobile maintenance
Survival skills and emergency preparedness, including avalanche awareness
Proper clothing and winter equipment for snowmobiling
Hand signals for riders
There will also be a riding skills test.
A parent or guardian must sign a consent form for each minor registered and sign the child out at the end of the class.
Chelan County law enforcement officers will instruct the course, which is limited to 20 students.