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
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 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
2019 Yamaha Teaser Video
Yamaha released this teaser video on the 2019 snowmobiles. The full Yamaha 2019 launch is scheduled for March 6th. Yamaha 2019 Microsite link Read more
1978 Arctic Cat SnoPro
The history of Arctic Cat is littered with both production and race sleds that incorporated new thinking to make better riding and better handling snowmobiles. It all started with the first slide rail suspension in the mid 60’s. Track suspension evolution continued through the mid 70’s with lightweight aluminum... Read more
1981 Ski-Doo Twin Track: The Snowmobile that Forever Changed Oval Racing
By Hal Armstrong The snowmobile that would change and dominate oval racing for nearly two decades was an evolution of the Gilles Villeneuve 1974 twin track Alouette race sled and the Jimmy Shampine ‘Offset” super modified race car that was dominating the Oswego, NY speedway in the late 70’s.... Read more
Volunteers – The Unsung Heroes of Snowmobiling
I’ve learned over the years that during the course of your life you pretty much come across two basic types of people – positive and negative. For the most part, just about everyone you ever meet will fit into one of these two basic categories. Some people make things... Read more