The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association is training the next generation of sledders.

Twelve students between the ages of 12 and 16 took the course this past weekend to get their Motorized Snow Vehicle Operations Licence and they all passed.

H.C.S.A. Director John Enright says the training is one of the association’s cornerstone programs.

Anyone with a driver’s licence can use a snowmobile but Enright adds with the popularity of snowmobiling, this allows youth to be able to participate in sledding.

The H.C.S.A. had 24 students take the course in November and they all passed.

Enright says the training includes the importance of staying on the trails, the importance of riding in a group, as well as first aid training.

The association will have its final youth training class next month.