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Sharpening Snowmobile Carbides

Sharpening Snowmobile Carbides

Not so long ago, snowmobilers hardly ever spent time sharpening snowmobile carbides. Now, it seems like a no brainer. Most trail riders have experienced this scary situation. It happens when your sled unexpectedly doesn’t go where you’re trying to steer. Worse case, you simply can’t count on predictable behavior from your snow machine anymore. To troubleshoot this dangerous concern, one …

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Snowmobiling Nosebleed Tips

Snowmobiling Nosebleed Tips

Nobody talks much about a snowmobiling nosebleed. But you’d be surprised how many riders have had one. In fact, did you know that about 60% of the population suffers nosebleeds at one time or another? Nosebleeds are more prevalent in adults over 50, especially during the winter. Typically, dried out nasal membranes cause nosebleeds. This can easily happen while …

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Tow Vehicle Winter Tires For Snowmobilers

Tow Vehicle Winter Tires For Snowmobilers

How much attention do snowmobilers pay to tow vehicle winter tires? Maybe not enough…   It used to be that many snowmobilers could trail ride from home, so towing and trailering wasn’t much of a consideration. But today, the snow line may have moved farther away. Also, more of us are urbanites who reside far from the nearest trail. …

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Reduce Snowmobiling Risks

Reduce Snowmobiling Risks

What’s the point of trying to reduce snowmobiling risks? No matter how you ride, snowmobiling poses certain inherent threats. Why? Because it occurs in an unpredictable and uncontrollable natural setting far away from civilization and emergency assistance. That said, 99.9% of snowmobilers return home safely after each ride. No matter what your riding style, ensure you continue to be …

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Quebec Annual Trail Permit Made Easy

Quebec Annual Trail Permit Made Easy

Apparently, many snowmobilers get confused about the intricacies buying a Quebec Annual Trail Permit. Note that the website of the Federation of Quebec Snowmobile Clubs (FCMQ) provides relevant information in several different places. But many visitors don’t know what to search for. Or even what questions to ask to get the info needed to purchase their Quebec Annual …

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Snowmobile Club Volunteers Crisis

Snowmobile Club Volunteers Crisis

Is there really a crisis with snowmobile club volunteers? If the online pleas from snowmobile clubs I see almost daily are any indication, the answer is an unequivocal YES. It’s a fact. The shortage of unpaid helpers is already impacting the quality, quantity and sustainability of snowmobile trails throughout the snowbelt. And unless more snowmobilers step up to the …

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Game Changer Snowmobile Products

Game Changer Snowmobile Products

My list of game changer snowmobile products includes accessories and gear that I’ve found make my trail riding safer, easier and more comfortable. So, this post is not about performance or power or what sled is best. Instead, it’s about practical innovations that solve real world trail riding problems I’ve encountered. Over the years, I’ve tried and tested countless …

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Snowmobile Trailering Tips Best Advice

Snowmobile Trailering Tips Best Advice

Why do we need best snowmobile trailering tips for our snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? Because too often, we take snowmobile trailers for granted. We ignore them, store them improperly and don’t maintain them well. Let’s start with a Snowmobiler Television video clip, then go on to some basic legalities… To be legal, you must register and plate your …

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Snowmobile Rain Riding Best Advice & Video

Snowmobile Rain Riding Best Advice & Video

Nobody in their right mind wants to go snowmobile rain riding or in a meltdown. But sometimes it’s unavoidable, especially if you do a lot of snowmobile tours. Like when you’re on a tight snowmobile vacation schedule to get to your next destination or the weather suddenly turns sour in the middle of a pleasant day ride. The one …

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Take Friends Snowmobiling Best Tips

Take Friends Snowmobiling Best Tips

So you’re about how to take friends snowmobiling for this Family Day Weekend or any other time. Maybe it’s a newbie or someone that hasn’t snowmobiled in years. How you shape the experience will determine if snowmobiling wins another convert. So please make their first ride enjoyable, safe, comfortable — and during daylight hours. You won’t get a second chance …

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Riding Point Tips For Snowmobile Leaders

Riding Point Tips For Snowmobile Leaders

My top snowmobiling tips for riding point on snowmobile tours or snowmobile vacations come from many years of experience. Maybe I’m getting paranoid. Do I tempt fate each winter as I ride over 10,000 kilometres on tour for snowmobile magazines? I’m always riding point for our crew and wondering what will happen next… Over many years of snowmobiling, my concern is well founded. …

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Visor Anti-Fogging Tips For Snowmobile Helmets

Visor Anti-Fogging Tips For Snowmobile Helmets

Why do you need visor anti-fogging tips? Put up a hand if you’ve ever had trouble seeing through your face shield because of fogging up on snowmobile tours. I bet if you wear eyeglasses while snowmobiling like I do, you’ll have both hands raised. Because then it’s twice as likely your vision suffer has suffered. Fogging up is not only annoying …

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