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100% New Hampshire‐Approved OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Course

A course on safe and responsible OHRV/Snowmobile operation approved by the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game

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New Hampshire-Approved OHRV/Snowmobile Course

The New Hampshire OHRV/Snowmobile Ed Course is approved and accepted by the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game.

What’s Included in an Approved Course

A wide variety of topics are included in this New Hampshire course.

  • The basics of safe OHRV/Snowmobile operation
  • Responsibilities of off-road vehicle operators to others and the environment
  • General information on preparing for the unexpected

The educational content in this course can help you enjoy off-roading safely and with less impact on the environment.

Common Terminology

Terms for off-road vehicles vary from state to state. These common acronyms are used to refer to vehicles.


All-Terrain Vehicle. A type of OHV with low-pressure, knobby tires designed for riding on unpaved surfaces.


Off-Highway Motorcycle. A category of motorcycles equipped for certain off-road sports. These motorcycles may or may not be “street-legal.”


Off-Highway Vehicle. A two-, three-, or four-wheeled vehicle that has a motor and is designed for riding on unpaved surfaces. OHVs are also commonly known as ORVs.


Utility Terrain Vehicle. A type of OHV where the driver and a passenger can sit side-by-side in the vehicle. They are most commonly known as UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicle, Utility Task Vehicle, or just Utility Vehicle) or Side-by-Side Vehicles. UTVs are not designed for use on paved surfaces.