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Northwest Trails - Corcoran
Randy Baudler
Hamel Sno-Runners
Randy Dykhofe 612.221.5600
Maple Plain Snomads
Colin Brown 763.913.5377

Get Ready to Ride


Below are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the Northwest Trails
safety training classes.


My child has a conflict with one of the training dates, can they still enroll?

A: No.  It is extremely important that youth attend ALL classroom instruction and complete both the written and outdoor practical exam on the dates scheduled.  If your child can not attend all of the dates for training, we recommend you enroll them in another course (there are several available in the metro area).  In the event of an unscheduled absence (illness or emergency), the instructors will determine if a reasonable accommodation can be made to have your child make up what was missed.


Q: I have two children that I would like to enroll together, can they take the practical exam at the same time?

A: Yes.  Our instructors work with the parents to ensure that siblings are scheduled for the outdoor practical back-to-back.  Please speak with the instructors at the first class session.


Q: My child has a disability, can they still enroll?

A: Yes.  The course is available to any individual desiring to take the course, regardless of disability.  Instructors will make appropriate accommodations for any student wishing to take the course.  Please consult with instructor prior to registration to discuss what may be necessary.


Q: Will food or beverage be provided during training?

A small lunch will be provided on the day of the Outdoor Practical.


Q: Is there prep work required before the first class?

A: Yes. The child needs to
complete online MN DNR Youth Snowmobile Safety program prior to class. Our class is an extension of that DNR program.


Q: Do I need my own snowmobile?

A: No, the snowmobiles used during the practical exam are furnished by NWT


Q: How much does it cost?

A: $10 per Student: $5 payable to NWT at registration and $5 paid later directly to the MN Department of Natural Resources by parent. The $5 NWT fee will be waived for anyone joining NWT.


Q: What do I do with the registration form?

A: Print out the PDF registration form, complete the form, then mail it to:

    Randy Baudler
    attn: NWT Corcoran training
    PO Box 1146
    Maple Grove, MN 55311


Q: What does my child need to bring for the class?

A: A pencil and the willingness to participate in class.


Q: What does my child need to bring for the practical exam?

A: A helmet, snowmobile-appropriate warm clothing, and gloves.


Q: How long will it take to get my permit?

A: You receive a 30 day temporary permit upon successful completion of the practical test.  The DNR sends out the permanent wallet size permits within about 30 days of course completion to those who pass (but only after child's 12th birthday).

Contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for additional class dates and for snowmobiling regulations.



Address:P.O. Box 444, Osseo, MN 55369
Voicemail: 952.882.6770

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