Silverthorne clarifies snowmobile ban |

Silverthorne clarifies snowmobile ban

SUMMIT COUNTY – The town of Silverthorne clarified its ban on the use of snowmobiles on town property recently, issuing a statement that said the machines would still be allowed on designated snowmobile routes.

Those include streets and highways within town limits except highways 6 and 9, which are part of the state highway system.

“It is important for the public to realize that this ordinance restricts snowmobile use only on town-owned parks, trails and open space, not the whole town,” Town Manager Kevin Batchelder said in the statement.

Under the ordinance, the town’s chief of police, John Patterson, retains the prerogative to designate further snowmobile routes, including potential access to national forest land via town property.

– Aidan Leonard

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