The snowmobile trail pass fee is dependent upon whether the snowmobile for which you are purchasing the trail pass is registered in Wisconsin and whether the owner of that snowmobile is a member of a snowmobile club and the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC). Trail pass fees are non-refundable. You will need your Wisconsin registration number or, for a nonresident snowmobile trail pass, the make and model.
Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass for club members ($10) – for a snowmobile registered in Wisconsin and owned by a person who is both a member of a snowmobile club and a member of AWSC. Passes may be ordered through the AWSC website or their office in DeForest. Visit the AWSC website for more details.
Your AWSC membership number is needed to obtain a trail pass. You can look up your AWSC membership number on the AWSC website Home Page. Click on Membership Inquiry.
You can order your trail pass directly from the AWSC website (see link above). Be aware trail passes are mailed from the WDNR and can take up to 21 days for delivery via USPS. You can legally ride with your trail pass receipt.
Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass ($30) – for a snowmobile registered in Wisconsin. Available online, or at any DNR sales agent. All Wisconsin snowmobile trail passes will be shipped by US Mail within 2 business days to the address specified. A temporary trail use receipt is issued to operate legally on snowmobile trails. Carry the receipt with you until your pass is delivered by the US mail and affixed to your snowmobile’s windshield.
Nonresident snowmobile trail pass ($50) – for a snowmobile registered in or in the process of being registered in another state, province or country. Available online, or at any DNR sales agent. All Wisconsin snowmobile trail passes will be shipped by US Mail within 2 business days to the address specified. A temporary trail use receipt is issued to operate legally on snowmobile trails. Carry the receipt with you until your pass is delivered by the U.S. Mail and affixed to your snowmobile’s windshield.
Know the laws! Download a copy of Wisconsin Snowmobile Laws HERE
Planning a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this winter?
In addition to displaying a valid snowmobile registration sticker, Michigan residents and non-residents that operate snowmobiles on public land in Michigan are required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails, public roads and public lands (where authorized).
Where to Purchase
Your snowmobile trail permit is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Permits can be purchased: