Snowmobile Rental Policy

Information on snowmobile rentals in New York at Village Rentals in Speculator.


What's Included:

A full-face DOT Legal helmet, (NO goggles needed), trail map and a safety/riding orientation are included in your rental. If needed our staff will help plan a route best suited for your experience.  You will start with a full tank of fuel and are responsible to bring it back full or our staff can top it off when you get back at the current rate for High Test Non-Ethanol Fuel.

What to Bring:

For proper safety and to ensure an enjoyable riding experience, it's imperative that you dress appropriately for the winter outdoor weather conditions. Full snow gear is required including snow boots, gloves, pants, jacket and balaclava.  A balaclava fits over your head and neck under the helmet, it helps protect your neck area from wind and cold.  Our Store carries a full assortment of top notch Snowmobile clothing for RENTAL or purchase, and recommend reserving in advance for rentals.  Be sure to check our local weather and extended forecast prior to your day of riding.  It is recommended to carry your cell phone with you, it can be used for photo ops as well as a phone service for safety.  NYS Snowmobile Association also has a $5 app you can download from your phones play store which will give you access to LIVE GPS service with our entire snowmobile map system so you know exactly where you are at all times.

Types of Snowmobiles:

Our snowmobiles are the latest Model Ski-Doo's, meticulously maintained for your riding enjoyment.  We have both single rider sleds for those who want to ride without a passenger and double sleds to accommodate families and non drivers.

On the trails:

  1. STAY ON TRAILS! The Adirondacks have many trails, some may be private, not all are designated for snowmobiles, so ALWAYS follow trail signs. Trails may be rerouted for various reasons, Tracks in the snow do not mean it is a trail, always follow trail signs. Fields and open areas may have snow covered hazards, such as ponds, fences, stumps, gullies and swamps which will damage you and the snowmobile. STAY ON THE TRAILS!
  2. Pay attention to trail signs, especially stop signs. ALWAYS stop and look both ways and yield to approaching traffic before crossing roads.  We always go straight across the road and NEVER ride down the road or on the sidewalks.  You can be ticketing by law enforcement.
  3. Do not feel you need to race to "keep up", ride at your own pace, this is how most accidents happen.  Plan stops at each stop sign or intersection and wait for each person in your group to see you. If each person is responsible for the sled behind them no one will get lost or left behind.  Drive defensively! Beware of limited sign distances on hills and turns.
  4. Always keep to the right of the trail when riding. DO NOT stop in the middle of the trail.  When stopping for a break or any other reason, pull over to the side of trail single file and turn of machines.
  5. Be aware of hand signals from other riders. If you are the lead rider in your group, gesture to each passing sled the number of riders in your group (using the fingers of your left hand, indicate how many riders are behind you in your group). Subsequent riders should also indicate how many riders are behind him or her. The last rider in your group should hold up a clenched fist, letting oncoming traffic know when your group is clear. See examples of hand signal (click here)
  6. When leaving the snowmobiles unattended, take the keys and helmet with you, you are responsible for each.
  7. When cold starting your machine remember to let the sled idle for a couple of minutes to warm-up before taking off. The red warning light must go off before you drive off.
  8. DO NOT RUN the snowmobile if any warning lights or codes appear on the dash board.  If you do damage to the rental, report it to the shop as soon as possible so we can assess weather or not you should still be riding it. You are responsible for any damage incurred, Call us immediately at 518-548-RENT(7368) so we can get you help or assess the extent of the problem.

Before Departure:

  1. DRESS WARMLY. We require snow pants, warm boots, gloves, and a warm coat. The warmer you are, the more fun you will have. Ski clothing works well or RENT from our shop.
  2. Inspect the snowmobile one last time, you are responsible for any damage incurred while renting the snowmobile.
  3. Verify that you have a copy of the rental contract.
  4. Verify that you have enough gas in the snowmobile to make it to your next stop. 
  5. Let each snowmobile idle for a couple of minutes to warm-up before departure.
  6. Each snowmobile should be able to run 80-100 miles between refueling. Check your snowmobile gauges regularly, plan your stops accordingly.


  1. Please have DRIVER'S LICENSE ready and your credit card for your DAMAGE DEPOSIT, $500 IS REQUIRED PER SNOWMOBILE, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. Have ALL members of your party present to sign Liability Waivers (Can be done electronically prior to arrival to save time!!)
  3. Helmets will be provided for each rider. 
  4. Electronically complete and sign rental contract before departure.

Upon Return:

  1. Refuel your sled before you return it, otherwise, a refueling charge will apply.
  2. Return all items provided for the trip. You are responsible for lost items and will be charged accordingly.
  3. Report any problems you encountered or damage that may have occurred while the snowmobile was in your possession.
  4. Review the snowmobile with the Village Rentals Team Member. Final sign-off on damage will happen at this time.

Reservations are accepted and recommended for full day and multi-day rentals. A $100 deposit, per sled, is required. Balance is due on the day of rental. Visit to book your rental today.


Snowmobiles are powerful and expensive machines. Safe riding and staying within your riding ability are very important. Although Village Rentals carries Liability Insurance, the Renter is responsible for all damages that occur to the snowmobile during the time of rental. Ask about our Damage Waiver to have coverage of snowmobile damages.

Fuel Charges:

You will receive the snowmobile with a full tank of fuel and you must return the sled with a full tank. Snowmobiles returned with less than a full tank will incur fuel charges. Please remember to save yourself time and money by filling up before returning. Fuel is available at Mountain Market. Payment Methods accepted include CASH, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

Security Deposit:

A $500 security deposit PER SLED is required on the day of rental and can be secured with your credit card.  A credit card deposit is a pre-authorization and will remain unavailable to the cardholder for a period of time determined by your credit card issuer. We have no power to change this policy, this is set by your card issuer, there is nothing we can do to change it.

Cancelation Policy:

All deposits are non-refundable. If we receive 48 hours prior notice, you will receive a deposit credit good for any services we provide including summer boat or Sea Doo rentals.  Your credit is also transferable and never expires.

Trail Conditions:

For the most accurate and up-to-date trail reports for the area, visit ILSNOW for Weather forecasts and Trail Blogs or DRAG of Speculator Snowmobile Club . 

Prices are subject to change without notice. We Not responsible for misprints. Terms are subject to availability.