Hand signals

These hand signals are approved by the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO), the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) and the International Snowmobile Council (ISC).

If we all use these same hand signs we may just be communicating the same message : Safety !


Arm raised from the shoulder and extended straight up over the head with palm of hand flat. Left arm may also be used to signal “STOP”.


Left arm extended out and down from the side of the body with a downward flapping motion of hand to
signal warning or caution.


Right Turn
Left arm raised at shoulder height, elbow bent and forearm vertical with the palm of the hand flat.


Left Turn
Left arm extended straight out from shoulder and pointing in the direction of the turn.


Last Sled in Line
Raise forearm from handle bar and show clenched fist at shoulder height.


Sleds Following
Arm raised, elbow bent with thumb pointing backward, in a hitch hiking motion move arm forward to backward over your shoulder.


Oncoming Sleds
Left arm raised at shoulder height, elbow bent and forearm vertical, wrist bent, move arm from left to right over head, pointing to the right side of trails.