Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend
Snowmobile enthusiasts can enjoy the trails in neighboring states during a special reciprocal weekend shared by New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. This three-day event will occur each year, provided that our neighboring states continue to participate.
- For 2015, the weekend will take place January 30 through February 1, 2015.
- For 2016, the weekend will take place January 29-31, 2016.
New Hampshire Fish and Game is proposing to set the dates for the weekend that allows reciprocity for Vermont and Maine snowmobile registrations to be ; and
Following are the ground rules for the weekend:
- All snowmobiles legally registered in Maine will be able to operate on New Hampshire trails during the three-day open weekend. Please note that all other New Hampshire laws and rules regarding the operation of snowmobiles must be adhered to, such as speed limits, youth operation standards, etc.
- All New Hampshire snowmobile trails shall be open to snowmobiles properly displaying, pursuant to Vermont law, a valid Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Inc. trails maintenance assessment, also known as the trails pass. Please note that all other New Hampshire laws and rules regarding the operation of snowmobiles must be adhered to, such as speed limits, youth operation standards, etc.
- All snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire will be able to operate in Vermont and Maine during the reciprocal weekend. All other Vermont and Maine snowmobile laws and rules must be complied with, including Vermont mandatory liability insurance, youth requirements, and safety card requirement for those born after July 1, 1983.
Know the Laws and Rules where you ride
- For information on snowmobiling in New Hampshire, visit:
- For information on snowmobiling rules in Vermont, visit:
- For information on snowmobiling rules in Maine, visit:
Established by Law
The law that established the Vermont/New Hampshire reciprocal weekend was passed in 2010; reciprocity with Maine for the special weekend was added in 2011. (To see the adopted rule, click here.)