Snowmobile Rentals

Snowmobile Rental FAQ

Q: How do I make a reservation?

A: At the top of our Polaris Adventures webpage ( there is a button – “Click here to reserve online now!”. Click that button and the reservation system will pop up. Select the snowmobile type you would like to rent, choose your date(s) and time period, add it to your cart and complete payment. You will then receive a confirmation email and you are ready for your adventure!

Q: What kind of snowmobiling gear is included or available for rent? What is the recommended attire?

A: We rent out helmets for your convenience and safety while riding. We also recommend bundling up- you never know how cold it could get in Minnesota! Layers, snow-pants, boots, mittens, hats, scarf, face-guard, etc.

Q: Where can I take the snowmobile (which trails can I go on and how far away from the YBC Vermilion location)?

A: You can drive the snowmobile on any marked trail up to 100 miles away from the YBC Vermilion location. If you have a destination that is not along a marked trail you must abide by state and local snowmobiling laws.

Q: Do you have trail maps?

A: The DNR for Minnesota provides an interactive snowmobile trail map on their website. The direct link to it is here:

Q: Can I trailer the sleds to a different location or to the place I am staying at?

A: No, we do not allow the snowmobiles to be trailered.

Q: Where and how do I check in for my snowmobile rental?

A: Check in at our YBC Vermilion location in Tower, Minnesota. Our address is: 1 Marina Drive, Tower, MN 55790. Once you park your vehicle in our parking lot on the southwest side of the building come inside the main building and we will walk through all the necessary procedures and make sure you are geared up before your ride. To save time and get your adventure started as smoothly as possible make sure to fill out the waiver (included in your confirmation email) before your arrive.

Q: If I rent a snowmobile for a 23 hour rental or for multiple days do I need to return the sled back to the YBC Tower location for the night?

A: No, you can keep the snowmobile where you are staying. If it is not possible to keep the snowmobile where you are staying please let us know during your initial check in so we can plan accordingly.

Q: Do I need safety training or a license to drive a snowmobile?

A: Yes, if you were born after December 31, 1976. Certification is required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976. For further information go to:

Q: What are the age restrictions for driving the snowmobile?

A: To operate any snowmobile you must be 18 years of age or older. Additionally, to operate a 2-person snowmobile with a minor as the passenger you must be 25 years of age or older.

If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at 612-208-1800. When you cancel fourteen (14) or more days in advance of the reservation, you will receive a 100% refund of the rental fee. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for 50% of the rental fee.
*No shows will be charged 100% of the reservation total.

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