2019 Ski-Doo
For 2019 Ski-Doo comes with two new engines and more Gen4 models. With Ski-Doo selling twice as many sleds as any other manufacturer, they show no sign of letting off the throttle for 2019. This momentum follows the release of their newest platform, the Gen4 REV, for 2017 which... Read more
Video: 2025 ski doo RAS RX front suspension
SnowTech Magazine Editor Kevin Beilke: First ride on the 2025 Ski-Doo RAS RX front suspension. Look for an in-depth First Ride feature article on the 2025 Ski-Doo RAS RX front suspension in the Spring 2024 issue of SnowTech.   Read more
2000 Mile Test: 2024 Arctic Cat ZR 600 Catalyst
Finally, for 2024 Arctic Cat is bringing their new platform to market. The Catalyst platform has been in the works for a very long time now. Patents were filed many years ago. It’s just taken this long for them to bring it to market. Some of it was due... Read more
INSIDE THE HALL: Man and Machine – Doug Hayes and the 1975 Mercury Professional Drivers Circuit Factory Race Sled
The Man – Doug Hayes:  Doug Hayes began his racing career racing Ski-Doos in stock and modified classes out of the family Ski-Doo dealership in Crandon, Wisconsin. Showing strong early talent, Hayes won the 1965 North American Championships at Munising, Michigan, as a 13-year-old and posted five consecutive Mod... Read more
2024 Ski-Doo Backcountry X & X-RS 850 E-TEC
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to see Ski-Doo’s popular Backcountry series of crossover sleds make the jump to the Gen5 platform for 2024. What did come as a surprise was all of the updates and changes these sleds received in the process. Instead of simply taking a really... Read more
Yamaha to Exit Snowmobile Industry – 2025 to be Final New Model Year
Yamaha Motor Corporation has announced their intent to exit the snowmobile industry. Their 2025 model year will be the last for North America, with the upcoming 2024 model year to be the last for the European market. Yamaha previously stopped selling snowmobiles in Japan and Russia in 2022. Yamaha... Read more
2024 Ski-Doo Summit & Freeride – First Ride!
Following the incredible upgrade to the Gen5 platform for 2023, Ski-Doo again advances their deep snow platform to new heights once again for 2024. Ski-Doo is refining all of their Summit and Freeride models to make each one more distinctly unique. This in an effort to more effectively satisfy... Read more
2024 Arctic Cat Catalyst Mountain – First Ride!
Arctic Cat surprised the snowmobile industry with the news of its completely new chassis earlier this year. Untraditional timing for sure but the result was conversations and chatter beyond measure breeding rumors and speculations about all kinds of weird things. The biggest of the bunch was if the chassis... Read more
2024 Polaris – Getting the House in Order
Polaris has been wide open on the throttle for the past few years and they have really made a mark in terms of advancing technology and creating excitement. From their 2-stroke turbocharged BOOST models, first in deep snow RMK sleds for 2022 and then offered in Trail and Crossover... Read more
Ski-Doo 2024 – Never Letting Up
When you’re the market leader with 60% of the worldwide snowmobile sales you can justify heavy budgets for research and development and you can recover those investments quicker and easier. It’s simple economics. And for that reason we again see Ski-Doo relentless in their desire to forge ahead with... Read more
2024 Arctic Cat Catalyst – First Ride!
The Future of Arctic Cat Shines Brightly – We’ve just returned from riding several pre-production pilot build versions of the new Catalyst platform up at the Arctic Cat factory in Thief River Falls and wanted to give you a quick update and our first ride reactions to the latest... Read more