How to get your snowmobile unstuck
Whether you are a beginner or a pro you will get your snowmobile stuck multiple times in a day of riding mountain terrain. If the sled is relatively flat and the track has sunk into the snow start by turning off the sled. Then stomp the snow below the sled to give it a platform to drive out. Make sure to stomp and pack the snow below the track or pick up the back of the sled and put it on the snow you already packed.
It can help to have your partners pull on the skis, being sure to stay out of the way of the sled when it starts moving. For the rider on the sled you want to apply throttle and shift your weight back and forth on the running boards.
If your sled is stuck on its side on the side of a hill you will need to roll it back to a position that you can safely start and ride the sled. Depending on the steepness of the hill this may take some intentionality to get it going the right direction. You should NEVER roll the sled from below any part of the snowmobile.
See Next Level’s video on How to Get Unstuck for more details.
Final tip: wear the right snowmobile gear
Depending on the type of riding you are doing you want to have the appropriate layers. See this article on how to stay warm and dry while riding to learn more.