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Snowmachine Safety Course Level 1 - Certification

Get certified and enjoy the snow with us!

Note: This event has already passed.

Get Certified! Completing a course is essential for first-time riders.

Join Outdoor Recreation for a snowmachine safety course and winter hazards orientation for beginners-level riders.

The Snowmachine Safety Course Level 1 is our certification course required to rent machines for personal use or participate in our guided trips. This safety course involves the perfect mixture of safety orientation and riding to empower you to navigate trails.

The course will introduce participants to wearing proper winter gear and the basic operation of a snowmachine. The orientation will also cover basic safety while operating the snowmachine and adequate maintenance. The practical portion of the course will include a short trail ride around the Fort Greely installation along with a small hill course. 


Weather dependent - All outdoor activities may be canceled due to wind chill temperature below 0 degrees.

  • Snowmachine Safety Course Level 1 will be offered every Thursday from 4-7 p.m.  
  • Additional Dates Available:
    • December 18
      • Time: 9:30-12:30 p.m.
      • Registration Deadline: December 15
    • January 8
      • Time: 9:30-12:30 p.m.
      • Registration Deadline: January 5
    • January 22
      • Time: 9:30-12:30 p.m.
      • Registration Deadline: January 19
    • February 16 
      • Time: 4-7 p.m.
      • Registration Deadline: February 12

Meeting place

  • Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 627

After successfully completing the course, we will keep participants' names on a training file at the Outdoor Recreation. The certification card will be available for pick up at participants' convenience. The card is valid for Fort Greely and Fort Wainwright. It also may be used at other installations depending on their local policy. 

Winter Gear - What you should pack for your trip

  • All riders need to dress warm and in layers with insulated underwear. Wear water resistant and insulated outerwear/footwear, boots, coats, snow pants, neck warmer, insulated gloves, balaclava is a must for the helmet. Tennis shoes are not allowed.
  • Please feel free to consult with an Outdoor Rec staff member prior to your trip to ensure you have the proper gear prior to your trip. 

$15 per person

Cost includes snow machine rental and fuel. 

Registration Information

Space is limited (minimum 4) - Reserve your spot today!

Open to All Authorized Users (Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians, Retirees and Direct Contractors,) 18 years of age and older.

  • Registration is accepted over the phone. Please call (907)873-4058.
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