The snowmobile season is upon us: the FCMQ invites snowmobilers to be cautious

Montreal, December 22nd, 2017 – Regions throughout Quebec will soon be in the midst of the next snowmobile season. The wait has been long and snowmobilers welcome the first snow as a precursor to a forthcoming trail ride. However, enthusiasm should not exceed caution and vigilance.  The Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ) reminds snowmobilers to exercise caution and awareness, particularly on bodies of water. It is also ill-advised to ride on trails which have not yet been staked by club volunteers.

Club volunteers are currently hard at work preparing the trails for the coming season. Snowmobilers are thus advised to contact their local club in order to confirm the official opening of their trails. Whether it is via its Web site (, its Facebook page or its iMotoneige mobile app, the FCMQ provides various means for snowmobilers to verify trail conditions throughout the season.

Events planned for January 2018

Snowmobile club and FCMQ provincial trail wardens will be undertaking joint patrols on the weekend of January 20th and 21st as part of the « Snowmobile trails Open House » event, as well as January 20th to 28th for “International Snowmobile Safety Week”. The FCMQ and its partners in safety will be present on the trails, in clubhouses and licensed areas, among others, dispensing advice on safe and responsible riding practices.

Safety: Our foremost priority, our collective responsibility

Each year, the FCMQ provides up-to-date training to its club and provincial volunteer trail wardens, thereby ensuring that every one of its 1,200 wardens has the necessary knowledge and skills to help safeguard the safety of trail users. 

Keep right, respect the posted speed limit, plan your rides, etc…  a wealth of information on best riding practices is available on the FCMQ Web site (

Adopting a safe riding attitude is the best way to ensure your safety!

About the FCMQ

The Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec, a sectorial tourism association, is a not-for-profit organisation that has been serving its members for more than 42 years.  It is dedicated to the development and promotion of safe snowmobiling throughout Quebec. The FCMQ defends the interests of its 200 member clubs and their 90,000 individual members.  More than 4,500 volunteers contribute in excess of 800,000 hours annually towards the maintenance of the provincial snowmobile trail network.


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