• How much does it cost to rent a snowmobile?

    Prices vary based upon factors such as duration (length of rental), whether you want one or two person snowmobiles, date(s), day of the week, and whether your excursion will be guided or unguided. Besides these factors the rates may change until you actually reserve. For instance Runamuk may offer an off-peak weekday, one person snowmobile daily rental (from 10am to 5pm) for $250; sometimes less . However on a holiday weekend or high demand days, the rates will be higher.

    Runamuk also offers options such as delivery, prepaid fuel, snowmobile apparel rental, trip interruption plans, etc. These services could also affect your cost as well as sales tax and fees. The best way to see what your excursion will cost is to visit runamukrides.com, select the quantity and equipment type you want and your duration. This will give you the “base price”.

    After you review the base price and continue to the next screen you will be asked to provide your name and contact information then move on to select any optional services. If you wish to proceed you’ll be asked to review our online terms and conditions of use agreement and electronically sign it and pay for your reservation.
    You can always email us at info@runamukrides.com or call or text us at 715-222-9911 if you need assistance.

  • What do I need to do to reserve a snowmobile?

    In order to reserve you must pay for the entire rental up front in advance using a major credit card.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    All sales are final and no refunds or in-store credits are available even weather or snow conditions are uncooperative. In response to the COVID pandemic we are now offering an optional “Trip Interruption Plan” which you may only purchase, as an option, at the time of booking. If you purchase and pay for this plan (for each snowmobile) at the time of booking you will be allowed to cancel or amend your snowmobile reservation and receive a refund, less the cost of the Trip Interruption Plan.

    We HIGHLY recommend you purchase the Trip Interruption Program in case you need to alter or cancel. Otherwise there is no refund. (See cancellation policy).

  • What about COVID precautions?

    We ask guests to wear masks when not wearing a snowmobile helmet or other protective gear while inside our building. We also limit the number of people we allow inside. You may, therefore, be asked to wait outside until you are called. Lastly, if you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID within the last 14 days, please stay at home.

    Snowmobiling requires glove and helmet use. Therefore so long as you wear your helmet or mask and gloves while touching machine components the risk will be low. It is impossible to entirely disinfect a snowmobile. Between rentals we will wipe down the handle bars, seats, throttle, brake, switches and fuel cap. The rest of the machine is unable to be disinfected.
    You may use your own helmets or apparel (gloves, jackets, gloves, etc) or rent these from us. (It will be an option when you go to build your reservation on our website). Helmets you rent from us will be wiped down and sprayed with disinfectant. Apparel will be washed as per manufacturer instructions
    allowing these to dry and air out for a day. If you are hypersensitive to the smell of disinfectants, you
    wish to buy or purchase your own gear.

  • Do I need to trailer the snowmobile or are there trails that run by your location?

    Trailering is not necessary. We sit alongside the junction of 3 major trailers. Park your car, hop on your machine and go.

  • How easy or hard is it to drive a snowmobile?

    That depends. Snowmobiling can be fun but also dangerous. Accidents, injuries (including those that result in death) may occur. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a major contributing factor in snowmobile incidents. f people do just fine. Our new Ski-Doo Renegade Adrenalines provide the latest technology. They are powerful, agile, and ride well in our type of terrain and trail system. To learn more about our actual equipment features click here. In the meantime we highly recommend you visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s (WI DNR) snowmobile topic discussion at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Snowmobile to learn about snowmobiling in Wisconsin.

  • How can I learn about safe snowmobile operation?

    First, Runamuk is not a school nor do we provide snowmobile instructions. We will, however, review key snowmobile features with you and try and answer any questions you might have. That being said: you must come fully prepared and skilled to operate a snowmobile before you drive one of our machines.

    The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has a great website that will help educate you. Visit http://www.snowmobile.org/snowmobiling-safety.html. Ski-Doo, the manufacturer of the snowmobiles we provide, also has Ski-Doo School which contains various instructional videos. Visit https://www.ski-doo.com/community/ski-doo-school.html. WI DNR has an excellent online snowmobile education course. We highly recommend all snowmobilers take this online class. Visit https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/Education/OutdoorSkills/safetyEducation for more information.

    Depending on your age you may be required to have a snowmobile operator’s license. You can obtain one after successfully completing the WI DNR online course and online test. You do not need to be a resident of Wisconsin to take the course. Wisconsin has reciprocity with other states although the WI age requirement applies.

  • How do I get a copy of the current WI snowmobile regulations?

    Visit https://widnr.widen.net/s/gmes43nhcy. Note: prior to arriving for your rental, you are expected to have reviewed the current DNR regulations and fully comply with them.

  • How old do I need to be to rent a snowmobile from Runamuk?

    There’s a difference between renting a snowmobile (renter), operating a snowmobile (driving) or riding as a passenger. We refer to renters, drivers and passengers individually as “Participant” or collectively as “Participants”.

    To rent (i.e., pay for) from Runamuk you must be at least 18 years old and have a major credit card. To operate (i.e., drive) you must be in compliance with WI DNR regulations (i.e., if you need a snowmobile operator’s license we require you to have such a license (see snowmobile age and licensing requirements section); be at least 16 years old and possess a valid automobile drivers license; be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is another operator or passenger); be physically, mentally and psychologically able to operate a snowmobile safely.
    Passengers are only allowed to ride on a machine that is specifically designed for two people (has a rear seat with handlebars and backrest. They must also be physically capable of sitting in the rear passenger seat with their hands gripped on the passenger handlebars and their feet touching the snowmobile’s passenger footrest. They must also wear sport-appropriate clothing and sport-appropriate DOT/SNELL approved helmets. No more than one passenger per machine is allowed (total of two people – an operator and a passenger). Passengers and operators combined weight, with gear, may not exceed 300 lbs. Minor-aged passengers should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Should I operate a snowmobile while carrying a passenger?

    You should not carry a passenger until you have at least two hours of snowmobile driving experience; carry more than one passenger; carry more than 300 lbs of combined weight, with gear, of the passenger and operator. When operating with a passenger, reduce speed and allow extra space for steering and stopping.

    A passenger reduces your ability to control the vehicle. Ride to the ability of your passenger instead of your own ability. Avoid unexpected or aggressive maneuvers that could cause a passenger to fall from the vehicle. A passenger should always be seated in the passenger seat with both feet on the running boards or footrests and both hands on the passenger grab handle at all times. The passenger should never hold on to the operator. Never secure a passenger to the vehicle or to the operator with a belt, rope or similar device.

    Make sure the passenger understands the importance of “active riding.” When turning or performing maneuvers, a passenger should shift body weight in the same manner in which the driver shifts body weight. For example, the passenger should lean to the inside of a turn along with the driver.

    Passengers should never remove their hands from the handlebars while operating; always keep both
    feet on the running boards or footrests; always remain seated in the passenger seat and facing forward, with hands grasping the passenger handholds and both feet firmly placed on the running boards or footrests.

  • Do I need a license to operate a snowmobile?

    Wisconsin requires any person who is born on or after January 1, 1985 must possess and carry with them a valid Snowmobile Safety Certificate. The
    Wisconsin safety education program is currently used by the following states. Their snowmobile operator’s license or certificate may have reciprocity with Wisconsin. Be sure and check with WI DNR to verify the validity of your license before renting or riding Runamuk equipment: Illinois, Indiana,
    Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah and Vermont.
    Note: even if you are not required to have a safety certificate to legally operate a snowmobile we highly encourage all operators to obtain a Snowmobile Safety Certificate. Visit
    https://www.snowmobile-ed.com/wisconsin/ to begin the process. Don’t wait until the day before
    your rental to start the course and obtain your certificate. You do NOT need to be a Wisconsin resident to take the course.

  • Do you offer any sort of insurance?

    No. We do not offer nor are you in any way insured by or through Runamuk Rides LLC. Contact your insurance agent if you wish to obtain insurance. Whether or not you have insurance you are liable for any damages or loss as per our terms and conditions. Do not assume your homeowners or auto insurance policy applies to offroad activities.

  • Security or other Deposits?

    We require a $1500 per snowmobile security deposit to be used to partially or totally pay for any damage or coincidental expenses such as fuel. We collect the security deposit on the day of your rental by authorizing the deposit against a major credit card.
    We do not accept cash, checks or any other form of payment for security deposits. So long as you return the machines on time and in the same condition you received it, less ordinary wear and tear, your security deposit authorization will automatically be removed within 7 business days.

  • How far in advance should I reserve?

    Weekends, holiday weekends and the week between Christmas and New Years are high-demand periods. Oftentimes we are sold out of equipment long-before these actual dates. If you visit our website it will tell you if we have equipment as well as the general price range.

  • Discount programs

    We offer military, veterans, and first responders (police, fire fighters, and EMTs) with a 10% discount. You will need to provide us with valid proof of your standing as a first responder.

  • What happens if I damage a machine?

    You are responsible to pay for any damages as per our terms and conditions. If there’s damage we will provide you with an invoice for the amount of repairs. We
    will apply any security deposits against the cost of repairs. Please read the “remedies” section of our terms and conditions carefully prior to renting.
    Fuel: You will receive our equipment fully fueled and must return it that way. We suggest you purchase our optional snowmobile prepaid fuel option. We do, though sell fuel so you can also refill yourself at our location. Use of 91 octane, ethanol-free fuel is required regardless of where you obtain fuel.

  • Will I need to add oil to the machine?

    Typically “no”. These are 4 cycle motors like your car. The oil and fuel do not need to be mixed. If for some reason the oil light goes on, pull over, stop the engine and contact us immediately – just like you would for an automobile.

  • How easy are they to start?

    Our machines are electric start with EFI. Turn the key and go. There is no need for chokes or primers. Again, just like your car.

  • Fuel range?

    To be safe, plan on around 100 miles per tank. You actually consumption will vary.

  • Equipment type

    Runamuk operates a fleet of brand new one and two person Ski-Doo Renegade Adrenalines snowmobiles equipped with 900CC ACE 4 cycle motors.

    These powerful and agile electric start machines have reverse, heated hand warmers and seats, electronic fuel injection (EFI) and the latest suspension and comfort technology. All will be pre-registered and have appropriate WI trail passes. You do not need to purchase a trail pass separately.

  • Helmets:

    Runamuk requires helmet use at all times for both passengers and operators. You may rent from us or bring your own “sport appropriate” helmet (e.g., no bicycle helmets).

  • What time can I pick up my rental and what time does it need to be back?

    All machines leave on or after 10:00 AM on the first day of your rental. If you selected the daily rental, machines must be returned at 5:00 PM. Our 23 hour and multi day rentals allow pickup any time after 10:00am and return by 9:00 am the morning following your last rental day. We do charge late return fees so we recommend you plan accordingly.

  • What’s included?

    The snowmobile trail map, suggested routes and recommended places to stop. Fun.

  • Popular options?

    Delivery service, prepaid fuel option, trip interruption program, guide service, apparel rental and helmet rental.

  • Location?

    13679 W Thannum Fire Lane, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843. (8 miles north of Hayward and 8 miles south of Cable off US Hwy 63). We have direct trail access to 3 major trails. Hop on your machine and go. We have ample parking for cars & trucks. To find us using Google Maps copy this link into your internet browser: https://g.page/RunamukRides?share

  • Hours?

    We are open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. We are closed on Christmas eve day and Christmas day

  • What to bring?

    Drivers and operators’ licenses, camera, cash and credit card; fully charged phone GPS enabled; compass and trail map. Dress appropriately and in layers. There’s minimal to no storage space on the machines so what you bring you will have to carry securely on your person.

  • How easy is it to find your way around?

    Most people can find their way around although some do get lost. We will show you how to read the trail map, suggest some routes and places to stop. If you
    don’t want the stress of getting lost, consider our guided excursions.

  • Are there any wildlife encounters?

    Wolves, bobcats, fishers, deer, etc., live in our forests so you might come across them. Usually they hear the machines and run back into the forest. You may, however, see them cross the trail. Bears will typically “hibernate” during winter so bear-encounters during snowmobile season would be very atypical.

  • Accidents & Damage?

    Leaving Designated Trails. Do not leave the designated trail system. It is illegal, dangerous and against the agreement you signed with Runamuk. You assume full liability while operating our equipment so remember that, although rugged, snowmobiles are not indestructible.
    Brushing up against branches, trees, or under-the-snow stones, etc. can cause excessive or catastrophic damage you may not notice. Losing control because of excessive speed, operating under the influence, or unforeseen circumstances may create a situation in which tipping, collisions, etc. occurs.
    Replacing our snowmobiles can cost you in excess of $20,000. Inspect them well and review the commitments you made to us when you signed our agreement. Take photos before and after.