Jeff Garn, 42, was owner of North Coast Wireless Communications in downtown Wellington.
Wellington Police Chief Steve Rollins said police were called to 696 Meadow Lane about 7:30 p.m. Rollins said Garn lived at 688 Meadown Lane.
LifeFlight was called in, but Rollins didn’t know where Garn died or whether he was flown out.
Rollins said Garn struck a culvert or a pipe, lost control and was thrown into a tree. He said Garn struck the tree across his upper abdomen.
Rollins, who himself has owned a snowmobile, said it is possible, but more difficult, to ride when there isn’t snow on the ground.
“They’re harder to steer,” Rollins said.
He said the snowmobile, a 2011 Yamaha, was brand-new and had only one mile on it.