Ensuring that the snowmobile that you are about to use is in good condition is probably the most important aspect and should be done before doing anything with the snowmobile. If you have some expertise with checking automobiles and things with engines, than it is good that you check it yourself for the basic necessities to be in good condition. Checking the basic things like any loose pieces, fluid such as oil and anti-freeze and belts are some factors that will let you know what the current condition of the snowmobile is.
Checking the difficulty level of the track is also very important before starting off and see whether it is one that has been marked by officials to be clear from all potential dangers. Making sure you have the proper wheels to deal with the track is essential because not all tracks are made the same way as others.
Snowmobiles are obviously made for cold weather. Not only will wearing the proper clothing and gear ensure your safety against the weather, but from any potential injuries as well due to the extra padding that comes from proper snowmobile gear that can be found at a lot of places that deal with this niche market.
Like driving and operating any other sort of machinery, it is essential that you are in a sober state and not persuade any sort of drugs and alcohol. Also, if you are taking any medication, make sure with your doctor that it will now hinder your snowmobile handling abilities when the time actually comes to do so.
Having an SOS beacon, shovel, flashlight, first aid kit and compass are very important when driving a snowmobile on your own without anyone knowing where you are.