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Alliance says follow proper snowmobile trail etiquette

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—La Crosse County Snowmobile Alliance asks that snowmobilers remember all of the rules when you're on the trails; that includes respecting trails currently closed because of lack of snow.

On average, six inches of snow are needed with a 4 inch base for trails to open.

Its also important to stay on the trails and not veer off the path.

Many of the trails in La Crosse County are on private property and owners can ban snowmobiles from their land at any time.

"When we post a snowmobile trail we guarantee the trail is safe between the markers," Nancy Olson, La Crosse County Snowmobile Alliance said. "You don't know when you go off the marker if there's a piece of farm equipment sitting there or a rock or a gully."

Also, keep to the right side of the trail, operate in a safe and courteous manner, give trail groomers the right of way and reduce your speed when there is oncoming traffic.

If you are traveling downhill, give uphill riders the right of way and give the right of way to skiers, hikers and snowshoers.

Click here for the latest snowmobile trail conditions and to learn more about the La Crosse County Snowmobile Alliance.

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