Captain Michael Eastman: (603) 271-3129
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
March 4, 2020

Concord, NH – From Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, 2020, riders from throughout New England, as well as those from all around the U.S. and Canada, will have the opportunity to explore the thousands of miles of picturesque trails northern New Hampshire has to offer during New Hampshire’s Open Snowmobile Registration weekend. Riders should check local and state-wide trail conditions for snow coverage before planning their adventures.

During this year’s three-day Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend, sleds legally registered to ride in other states and provinces will be able to operate on New Hampshire’s trails. All of New Hampshire’s laws and regulations regarding the operation of snowmobiles will be enforced including speed limits, carrying signed landowner permission letters, compliant exhaust systems relative to noise and decibel levels, and youth operation standards.

“This weekend is one of the highlights of the winter for many resident and non-resident riders,” said Captain Michael Eastman, who coordinates snowmobile and off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) enforcement, registration, and safety education for the New Hampshire Fish and Games Department’s Law Enforcement Division. “It’s a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to explore some of the most beautiful parts of the state that can be most easily accessed by snowmobile in the winter. Because of the influx of people, especially in the northern portions of the state, riders are encouraged to operate their machines at the safe and posted speed limits, and ride single-file on the right side of the trail. People renting snowmobiles should become comfortable with their machines and know their experience limits before hitting the trails. We want everyone to have a memorable and safe weekend,” Eastman concluded.

Open Snowmobile Registration weekend will happen annually each March, and New Hampshire resident snowmobile enthusiasts should look to other New England states and Canadian provinces for similar Open Snowmobile Registration weekends.

2020’s Open Snowmobile Registration weekend coincides with the yearly GoNorth Snofest, formerly known as NH SnoDeo. For more information on this popular event, visit the North Country Chamber of Commerce at

For information on snowmobiling, including rules and regulations in New Hampshire, visit

Become familiar with local snowmobile clubs and services at