Trail Passes and Safety

2018 – 2019 TRAIL PASSES

If you belong to a snowmobile club (Hopefully Cross Country Cruisers!) go to the AWSC’s Website to print a form or order the DISCOUNTED trail pass online.


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  • Your name and address as recorded on your AWSC membership must match exactly with your WI DNR name and address on file.  (ex: ‘Robert” and “Bobby” do not match)
  • You can update and confirm your information with the WI DNR @ or call 888.936.7463 
  • Both memberships (Snowmobile club & AWSC) must be current
  • Renew early – it takes processing time for your club and AWSC to update!


  • Your WI DNR snowmobile registration must be current and registered under your name
    • Double check at or call 888.936.7463
    • You must enter your WI DNR snowmobile registration number to order passes every time (ex: 2234AW)
    • Registation numbers entered for Trail Passes must match with the WI DNR’s records
  • The age of your snowmobile matters:
    • If your snowmobile is 34 years old or Newer, a trail pass is REQUIRED
    • If your snowmobile is 35 years old or Older, a trail pass is NOT REQUIRED


  • Can only be ordered through the AWSC either online, mail in form with a check or call the AWSC with a Credit Card during business hours
    • No pickup – No one has Trail Passes on hand for immediate purchase; so plan ahead
  • You can legally ride with your Trail Pass receipt
  • Are mailed from the State of WI DNR and can take up to 21 days for delivery via US mail
  • Call the AWSC office within 30 days of order date if your Trail Pass hasn’t arrived by mail
  • No refunds


IF YOU WISH TO MAIL YOUR ORDER WITH A CHECK TO THE AWSC,  CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM. Enter your AWSC membership ID and last name (as it appears on your AWSC membership) and click the NEXT STEP button.  This will display your name and address where the trail passes will be sent.  ** Be patient, it takes a little bit for the web squirrels to find your membership. **  If your name and/or address are incorrect, contact your club’s membership chair to update your information in the club’s roster or the AWSC office (800-232-4108 or 608-846-5530). Enter one sled registration number per white box.  When done, click the ADD TO CART button.  This will then allow you to pay for the trail passes. If you need to purchase additional trail passes for more than what is allowed on the screen, contact AWSC office (800-232-4108 or 608-846-5530). Discount trail passes are only available for personal, non-commercial use. Commercial trail passes (business-registered) are available on the WI DNR’s snowmobile trail pass web page or by calling 888-936-7463. TRAIL PASSES FOR THIS SEASON EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2019.  If you do not belong to a club, you will have to obtain the trail pass from the Wisconsin DNR. Effective July 1, 2015 each sled operating on a WI public snowmobile trail will be required to display a Wisconsin trail pass,  to be purchased annually.  To see more detailed information, please click here. Additional information, including antique snowmobiles, please click here. How much & where to order the WI Trail Pass click here.


Coming from out of state?   Wisconsin law requires those who use Wisconsin snowmobile trails to display both their Wisconsin registration and a snowmobile trail pass. Funds from this program will be designated for use as trail aids and related costs to enhance all Wisconsin snowmobile recreation. The trail pass may be purchased over the counter at many authorized sales locations or by calling WDNR at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463) The current $50 non-resident snowmobile trail pass is valid from July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019. A snowmobile trail pass is required to operate a snowmobile not currently registered in Wisconsin on a snowmobile trail.  The snowmobile must be currently registered with another jurisdiction.  The trail pass must be permanently affixed by its own adhesive to the bottom center portion of the snowmobile windshield. If there is no windshield, the sticker shall be displayed in a highly visible location on the front of the cowling of the snowmobile.  Once affixed, the sticker may not be removed or transferred to another snowmobile.

Snowmobile Safety

Were You or Your child born after 1984 and want to operate a Snowmobile? A Snowmobile Safety Certification Course approved by the Wisconsin DNR will need to be taken. Check for available classes in your area. Registration sticker information New stickers are being issued with die cut word VOID. Read this info from DNR about the stickers. A tale of two VOIDs: There will be a couple of times customers will question you on “Why do my new stickers say VOID?!?!” You can help them figure that out by asking a one question: “Is the word VOID printed in black ink below the year or does it look to be stamped or cut into the decal itself?” If the word VOID is printed in black ink below the year, as in the 2018 example below, this indicates that customer transferred the vehicle without renewing. Regardless of what “expiration year” is printed on the decal, if the word VOID is printed in black ink, the decal is VOID. If the word VOID appears stamped or cut into the decal itself, this is a safety feature to prevent someone from transferring the decal from one vehicle to another. You can see an example on the green 2019 decal below as well.