Ontario’s Snowmobile Rider’s Course Moves Exclusively Online


If you want to learn to ride a snowmobile, you’ll do it sitting at your computer — or maybe even learning on your phone.

Classroom training will no longer be offered, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs announced this week.

“After two years of offering online-only courses due to the COVID pandemic, as well as the changing learning preferences of our young people, demand has shifted significantly towards this offering,” Ryan said. Eickmeier, CEO of the snowmobile federation. Press release.

“As such, we are now focusing our efforts and resources on making this world-class online educational experience to ensure the next generation of snowmobilers are fully equipped to enjoy our trails safely.

Eickmeier thanked the volunteer instructors who have provided classroom training over the years.

The course is given under the authority of the Ministry of Transport.

Since 1976, it has graduated over 260,000 students, teaching the rules and behaviors necessary to be a safe and courteous snowmobile operator.

An online course launched in 2019 as a virtual alternative to traditional classroom instruction, and has proven popular with nearly 13,500 graduates to date.

Online driver training allows easy access from the comfort of home, better suited to today’s busy family schedules, the OFSC said.

Training is available in English and French all year round and 24/7.

Online registration and training now available from OFSC website.

Students must be 12 years or older. After graduating, they can qualify to obtain a snowmobile driver’s license online.

The OFSC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run association that gives voice to organized snowmobiling in Ontario.

OFSC snowmobile trails operated by 200 member community clubs generate up to $3.3 billion in economic activity in the province each year.


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