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Montana Snowmobile Program

Snowmobiling is one of the most exciting ways to experience the great outdoors! The Montana Snowmobile Program provides grant funding to support snowmobile trail grooming and education so enthusiasts can ride safely in Montana.

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Welcome to the Montana Snowmobile Program, administered by Montana State Parks. 

This state grant program supports snowmobile trail grooming, the purchase and repair of grooming-related equipment, safety education, public outreach, and law enforcement.

This grant funding is available to: snowmobiling clubs, organizations and public land-managing agencies.

The Snowmobile Program Advisory Committee meets each year to make recommendations on the use of all snowmobile grant funds.

Snowmobile Program 2017-2018 Grant Cycle - CLOSED
Proposal Deadline

This year's grant application cycle is currently closed. The deadline to apply was May, 2017. The next funding cycle will be February – May 2018.

Key Information
  • Snowmobile Program Fact Sheet ( Snowmobile Program Fact Sheet 40.51 KB
  • 2017-2018 Snowmobile Club Grooming Fund Allocations (Proposed 2013-2014 Snowmobile Club Grooming Fund Allocations 67 KB)
Application Information

The Montana snowmobile program has moved to an online grant application process. All grant applicants must register as a user and submit their grant applications online at Paper grant applications are no longer available.

Financial Forms
  • Financial Form Instructions ( pdf icon and link 84 KB)
  • Financial Report ( pdf icon and link 188 KB)  |  ( excel icon and link 38 KB)
Grooming Log Forms
  • Daily Grooming Log Monthly Summary ( pdf icon and link 101 KB)  |  ( excel icon and link 267 KB)
Volunteer Forms
  • Volunteer Instructions (pdf icon and link 86 KB)
  • Volunteer Agreements ( pdf icon and link 190 KB)  |  ( word icon and link 35 KB)
  • Volunteer Log ( excel icon and link 261 KB)
  • Volunteer Participant List ( word icon and link 34 KB)
Trail Inspection Forms
  • Snowmobile Trail Inspection Instructions ( word icon and link 263 KB)
  • Snowmobile Trail Inspections ( word icon and link 260 KB)
Accident Forms

In case of an accident on groomed snowmobile trails, contact Seth McArthur, Montana Snowmobile Program Manager at or 406-444-3753, follow the instructions in the Accident Guide, and complete the Report of Incident form:

  • Accident Guide ( word icon and link 185 KB)
  • Report of Incident ( pdf icon and link 106 KB)  |  ( word icon and link 530 KB)

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