Paul Weatherlow, secretary of the Snowmobile Clubs of Chautauqua County, urges riders to make sure trails are open before riding. As of Tuesday, snowmobile trails in the county have been closed due to a lack of compacted base. With the amount of snow that fell overnight, trails may open as soon as today.
If snowmobilers illegally ride on closed trails, they can be charged with trespassing and/or have their sleds impounded, according to Weatherlow.
To check current county trail conditions, call the hotline at 800-242-4569.