Join Our Clubs
We are actively seeking new members to join our Club's so we can continue to deliver a great riding experience for anyone that chooses to ride on our trail system. Belonging to a club also provides an opportunity to meet other people with the same interest. We have dozens of events throughout the year, which allow you meet others and become involved in the expansion and growth of the Club's. The ECFSC's success is contributed to its members and landowners. Without active hard working members and very gracious landowners, the trail system would cease to exist. Our goal is to continue to grow our Club's each year so we can strengthen our affiliation with the NYSSA (New York State Snowmobile Association). The NYSSA represents the rights of all snowmobilers, protects the trail system and snowmobiling in general for future generations. With our Club's expanding each year we are also able to make improvements like creating and widening trails, bridge building, purchasing signs, groomers and other investments to make the trail system safe and enjoyable. Join any of our Club's online or by mail.
Youth Snow Safety ProgramNew York State is a leader in snowmobile education and offers one operator training course for snowmobilers of all ages beginning at age 10. This course provides fundamental information which all snowmobilers should possess in order to ensure the safety of riders and other trail users. Successful completion of this course results in the award of a NYS Snowmobile Safety Certificate. Courses are taught by experienced snowmobilers who volunteer their time to make the sport safer and more enjoyable for everyone. They are usually sponsored by snowmobile clubs and are available in fall and early winter.
Youth ages 14 through 17 years old may operate a snowmobile, on lands upon which snowmobiling is allowed, without adult or other supervision if they have completed a snowmobile safety training course recognized by the State of New York. If youth ages 14 through 17 years have not completed the training course, they may operate a snowmobile if accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age.
Youth ages 10 through 13 may operate a snowmobile, on lands upon which snowmobiling is allowed, if they have completed a snowmobile safety training course recognized by the State of New York and are accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age. Children less than 10 years old or less than age 14 without a safety certificate may operate a snowmobile only on lands owned or leased by their parent or guardian.
A non-resident operator who is a resident of another state or country and is the holder of a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by that state or country shall be considered the same as the holder of a New York State Safety Certificate.
Please check at NYS Parks site (https://www.parks.ny.gov/recreation/snowmobiles/safety-courses.aspx) for the latest snow safety course times and locations.
STAY ON THE MARKED TRAILS AND DO NOT LEAVE GARBAGE BEHIND!
Snowmobile trail usage is NOT guaranteed. The trails exist through the generosity of each and every Landowner. It’s very simple – respect their property or risk losing the trail.
LEAVE THE LOUD EXHAUSTS FOR ORGANIZED EVENTS!
Altered or aftermarket exhaust systems are not only illegal in NYS, but they are annoying to Landowners, the general Public and other snowmobilers and jeopardize the existence of the trail system.
REGISTER YOUR SNOWMOBILE! IT’S THE LAW
Other than Club Memberships and Fundraisers, this is the ONLY main stream of funding for the clubs and the trail system. COVID DMV grace period is not applicable.
DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL AND OPERATE A SNOWMOBILE!
SWI - Snowmobiling While Intoxicated, is a crime similar to DWI in NYS.
RESPECT THE COUNTLESS HOURS/DAYS/WEEKS THAT CLUB VOLUNTEERS DO! HAVE YOU HELPED YOUR CLUB OR THE TRAIL SYSTEM?
The trails you ride are 100% Volunteer created and maintained.
Join a Club(s) where you ride.
The Erie County Federation is supportive and cooperative with all Law Enforcement entities that patrol the trail system.