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
2019 Ski-Doo MXZ X-RS: The Best of the Best
Top to bottom, front to rear, X-RS riders want to have the very best technology available. X-RS riders demand the ultimate – ultimate performance, ultimate capability, ultimate features, ultimate suspension and ultimate handling from their sleds. Good isn’t good enough – they want to own the terrain no matter... Read more
2019 Yamaha – The Return of the SRX
Yamaha dealers (and dealers of all brands, for that matter) have way too much inventory on hand. This includes left over (non-currents) and current 2018 model year inventory. This is an un-healthy situation for everyone involved, from the dealers to the manufacturers. Yamaha tells us the snowmobile industry is... Read more
2019 Polaris 850 Patriot Engine
Introducing the all-new Polaris 850 Patriot, the most powerful snowmobile engine ever built by Polaris, available exclusively on select SnowCheck models and built with pride in the USA. The 850 Patriot builds on the legendary 25-year heritage of Polaris Liberty engines and creates an all-new benchmark for durability, acceleration,... Read more
2019 Polaris – Coupled AXYS, Youth EVO, 850 Patriot
It is quite difficult for a snowmobile manufacturer to keep rolling out the new technology, year after year after year. So when a manufacturer appears to take somewhat of a breather one year, you have to suspect they are reloading the big guns for the next year. We say... Read more
2019 Arctic Cat – The Year of the Alpha Cat
Arctic Cat just had an amazing year, pretty much catching up with Polaris in terms of total units sold and now in a neck and neck battle for second place. Yes, some of these sales were from carry-over inventory, but the fact remains that Arctic Cat has been selling... Read more
2019 Ski-Doo Rotax 900 ACE Turbo
BRP’s family of advanced 4-stroke engines gets a new member in the new 900 ACE Turbo. Fully designed and built by Rotax, this new turbo adds 55 horsepower to the ultra-efficient, reliable 900 ACE. The engineering teams were tasked with creating the best dynamic response, best in class fuel... Read more
2019 Ski-Doo Backcountry X-RS 850
When Ski-Doo introduced their all-new 146” Renegade Backcountry X for 2018, ultimate crossover riders were thrilled with the new capability and versatility – but many of them wanted even more. They wanted the traditional X-package gauge, and they wanted better shocks. This was an X-package sled, and some riders... Read more
Lake Effect Snow
One of the most wonderful experiences for a snowmobiler is to wake up to a foot or more of fresh snowfall. The chances of this happening from a low pressure system passing nearby are one thing, but the chances of this occurring just because a cold wind blows is... Read more
Why Does Lake Effect Snow Not Show Up On the Radar?
There is plenty of lake effect snow that falls each year in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Many times it is snowing like crazy, but the snow isn’t showing up on weather radar. Why does that happen? Lake effect snow clouds are relatively low in the atmosphere compared to... Read more