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Please Support Your Sport!
Join a Snowmobile Club,
Stay on Marked Trails,
Respect the Landowners,
Ride Safe!

The Tri-County Alliance is a not for profit organization comprised of IASC Region 3 snowmobile clubs in Northern Illinois. We are responsible for the set-up, maintenance, and continued relations with land-owners for IASC Region 3’s snowmobile trails. We seek to promote safe snowmobiling for north-central and northwest Illinois for all generations.

2024 Calendar Winners

The 2024 Tri-County Calendar Winners have been posted! Click the button below to check if you won!


Most clubs will be closed by Jan 22nd 10pm due to warmer temps and rain coming.

Please check individual clubs for more information.

Illinois Snowmobile Trails are open December 10 through March 15 and there must be at least 4 inches of Snow Cover on Frozen Ground or at least 6 inches of Snow Cover on Unfrozen Ground. Before you go out you must check with the local IASC Snowmobile Club in the area you wish to ride to see if their trails are open. Tri-County thanks you for following the trail rules.

You can Renew your Illinois Snowmobile Registration on the IDNR website.

Notice to any Non-Residents of Illinois

For any non-residents of Illinois that want to ride any Illinois
snowmobile trails you are now required to have a $25 state issued non-
resident snowmobile trail pass. Some vendors may not be familiar
with the trail passes. Any vendor that sells Illinois hunting licenses and
most License and Title facilities can sell the trail passes. This includes
most Illinois Walmart stores. If they have a Point of Sale license
generating machine or use the Illinois web based system they can sell
you a pass. All they need to do is use Code #490 to generate a
snowmobile trail pass.

Safe Snowmobiling Means…

  1. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during snowmobiling.
  2. Become familiar with the snowmobile you ride.
  3. Operate at safe and reasonable speeds.
  4. Stay on trails and areas where snowmobiling is permitted.
  5. Avoid travel on unfamiliar frozen bodies of water.
  6. Using extra caution at night.
  7. Keep your snowmobile properly maintained.
  8. Become familiar with the terrain you will travel on.
  9. Listen to the weather forecast before you leave.
  10. Always wear a helmet and proper clothing.
  11. Never riding alone, and letting someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
  12. Carrying emergency supplies and learning survival skills.

The Tri-County Trail Alliance is an IASC affiliated snowmobile organization,
dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of safe, responsible snowmobiling.

Knowledge Is Powder – Snowmobiling

Visit the video page here:
Knowledge Is Powder – Snowmobiling from TrentMeisenheimer

On average, eighteen snowmobilers die in avalanches each year in North America. With this in mind, the Utah Avalanche Center partnered with the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association to bring you Knowledge Is Powder. This video was created to highlight five points for snowmobilers to think about before heading into the mountains.

In order for us to get the goods, we need to think about the five backcountry basics. Below are 5 key safety guidelines for riding in avalanche country:

  1. GET THE GEAR: Ensure everyone has an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe on their person and knows how to use them.
  2. GET THE TRAINING: Take an avalanche course.
  3. GET THE FORECAST: Make a riding plan based on the current avalanche and weather forecast.
  4. GET THE PICTURE: If you see recent avalanche activity, unstable snow exists. Riding on or underneath steep slopes is dangerous.
  5. GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY: One at a time on all avalanche slopes. Don’t go to help your stuck friend. Don’t group up in runout zones.

We all wish you safe winter travels and please enjoy the video…

Illinois Association Of Snowmobile Clubs

Visit the IASC Website at: for more snowmobile information and information on other Illinois Snowmobile Clubs.

IASC Region 3 Director Dan Damptz


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