It is always fun when people ask us, “What do you guys do in the summer?” Sure, we’re a snowmobile magazine, so the question and curiosity is logical. They often wonder if we have some other publication, or some other business venture that keeps us busy during the no-snow... Read more

Alive and Well

Editorials July 25, 2011 0
It’s amazing what good snow early in the season does for the snowmobile industry. We tend to call it “White Gold” falling from the sky. Anytime you get decent snowfall before Christmas, the entire industry seems to take a collective sigh of relief It’s amazing what good snow early... Read more
The economy types keep telling us we should have hit bottom by now and things should be looking up, but for many of you that just hasn’t happened yet. New snowmobile sales slid yet again last season, down to just over 60,000 new units. This was past what many... Read more

Improvise and Adapt

Editorials December 1, 2008 0
It’s kind of funny, almost comical, to see and hear the reaction and predictions of non-snowmobilers towards our sport in these times of high fuel prices. Some of them actually think that we’re just going to give up and go away. This simply demonstrates how little they actually know... Read more
Each year when we get the chance to see and ride the prototypes of next year’s snowmobiles, we continue to be amazed at the time and effort that each manufacturer puts into their line-up for the next season. It used to be that introductions with huge changes only happened... Read more
After talking at great length to somebody from a California toy importer not too long ago, I realized what a difficult question this is to answer; what is snowmobiling? The toy manufacturer was simply trying to get a better understanding of the sport. Being from southern California, their exposure... Read more
One of the concepts that busy lifestyles seem to overlook is that of “balance”. Think of it as a “give and take”, where one needs to balance their taking and consuming with giving and producing. If everyone was a “taker”, who would do all of the giving? This fundamental... Read more
By Steve Pierce – Antique Snowmobile Club of America There has been much ado concerning the first powered flight of the Wright Brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903, marking the beginning of air travel, but what about snow travel? No, Joseph Armand Bombardier did not... Read more
For a good many years we hunted elk in the Tom Miner Basin, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We bought access through a ranch that covered many sections. The hunting was great until the ranch was sold to a lady from California who didn’t like hunters or hunting.... Read more