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Popular Ontario Snowmobile Clubhouses

Popular Ontario Snowmobile Clubhouses

Have you visited any of these Ontario snowmobile clubhouses? Since the first volunteers dragged an old bedspring over the snow to make it smoother to ride on, snowmobile clubs have been the backbone of organized snowmobiling in Ontario. Clubs come in many different shapes and sizes. But they share two main priorities. Operating snowmobile trails and providing snowmobilers with …

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Meeting Snowmobile Trail Groomers

Meeting Snowmobile Trail Groomers

Meeting snowmobile trail groomers unexpectedly can be scary. You’re cruising along. Then suddenly there’s this behemoth blocking your way. It’s heart-in-throat and grab-brakes time. Especially if it happens on a corner or hillcrest. Here’s what you need to know to help avoid surprising encounters… You can help gauge your risk of meeting snowmobile trail groomers by knowing a …

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Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants On The Trail

Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants On The Trail

Where are the best Ontario snowmobile restaurants on Ontario snowmobile trails? It’s indisputable that snowmobilers love to eat, especially on their Ontario snowmobile tours and when Ontario snow conditions are good. In fact, cravings for sustenance motivate many an Ontario ride being planned around a favourite lunch stop, what I call a “destination eatery”. These popular eateries have …

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Snowmobiling With Kids On The Trail

Snowmobiling With Kids On The Trail

Do you want your kids to love snowmobiling as much as you do? Get them started early and make sure they have fun every time. But snowmobiling with kids on board isn’t the same as riding double with an adult… Initially, this means shorter rides with lots of snack breaks, warm up stops and potty breaks. It means …

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Choose Best Trail Riding Snowmobile Windshield

Choose Best Trail Riding Snowmobile Windshield

Riding with the right snowmobile windshield can make or break your snowmobile tour. But choosing one isn’t as simple as you might think. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a snowmobile windshield for trail riding… The very name defines its purpose. A “windshield” is there to protect you from fast moving air, right? So why is …

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Tips For Snowmobiling Double With A Passenger

Tips For Snowmobiling Double With A Passenger

Whether you call it snowmobiling double, riding with a passenger or 2-up sledding, you’re referring to carrying two people on one snow machine. I’m talking about passengers 12 years or older here, because snowmobiling double with younger kids is different – and more important – from any other kind of riding you’ll do…  My first tip for snowmobiling double …

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Choosing The Best Snowmobile Helmet

Choosing The Best Snowmobile Helmet

Why is choosing the best snowmobile helmet important? Your snowmobile helmet is the only item of gear that’s a legal requirement to wear while riding in most jurisdictions. Your lid helps protect your head in crashes. It deflects blows from trailside branches. It keeps your head warm. And it protects your eyes from wind, snow and debris. Finally, …

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Top 10 Snowmobile Fuelling Tips

Top 10 Snowmobile Fuelling Tips

Why do you need to know my top 10 snowmobile fuelling tips? Because the great equalizer among snowmobiles is that they all need gas to run. Some of today’s more advanced engines like the Rotax™ 900 ACE deliver exceptional fuel economy. Trail riding these best available technology snow machines, many snowmobilers can go all day without worrying about …

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Removable Snowmobile Hitch Adds Tow Capability

Removable Snowmobile Hitch Adds Tow Capability

So what’s the scoop on Quick Connect removable snowmobile hitch? You may think every important sled accessory has already been invented. Then along comes a new one – and I’m not surprised it’s from Tricked-Toys. These Canadian guys offer useful items on their website. Items like Snow Flap Savers, Rattle Stoppers, ice scratchers, gas racks, an array of …

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Buying The Right Snowmobile For You

Buying The Right Snowmobile For You

What’s the right snowmobile for you – that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? When we acquire a new automobile, most of our decisions are made before purchase – make, model, options, etc. Then we pretty much drive away from the dealership without much (if any) further thought about how it might perform or handle better. Basically, we live with …

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3 Day Snowmobile Tour Blitz Rides

3 Day Snowmobile Tour Blitz Rides

Some of the best snowmobiling happens during 3- day snowmobile blitz  rides. Sometimes these are known as “toothbrush trips” because that’s all you really need to take with you. A planned departure Thursday night is typical, returning home late Sunday, after doing as much sledding as your group wants on your snowmobile tour. You may also do other kinds …

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Ontario’s Best Butter Tarts On Snowmobile Tours

Ontario’s Best Butter Tarts On Snowmobile Tours

Why not tart up your Ontario snowmobile tour? There are many good reasons to go snowmobiling. One of them is discovering Ontario’s best butter tarts. This is a worthy, if never-ending mission. Many snowmobilers take it as seriously as what brand of sled they ride and where to find great snow conditions. It’s also a controversial search. It …

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