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Reduce Snowmobiling Risks By Taking Precautions

Reduce Snowmobiling Risks By Taking Precautions

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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Fine Tuning New Snowmobiles

Fine Tuning New Snowmobiles

Many variables can affect your enjoyment of snowmobiling. You can’t do much about snow or trail conditions. But you can ensure that your sled is delivering the most enjoyable ride possible from the get-go with these tips for fine tuning new snowmobiles. Your enjoyable ride starts with a brand new or new-to-you snowmobile that best suits your physicality, experience …

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Buy Used Snowmobiles Shopping Tips

Buy Used Snowmobiles Shopping Tips

Are you in the market to upgrade your older sled? Are you looking for your first snowmobile? Or do you need another sled for your growing family? Whatever the case, finding an affordable, reliable snow machine that’s good value with no nasty (and costly) surprises would be ideal… I don’t pretend to be a snow machine mechanic. But here …

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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 what we’ve …

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Shopping Tips For Snowmobile Trailers

Shopping Tips For Snowmobile Trailers

There are many considerations for how to buy snowmobile trailers for your snowmobile tours or snowmobile vacation. In recent years, our search for snow has altered the travel patterns of snowmobilers substantially. For many, the days are gone of being able to ride from their backyards. Instead, buying snowmobile trailers and trailering for hours to reach good snow has become …

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Snowmobile Clothing & Snowmobile Gear Tips

Snowmobile Clothing & Snowmobile Gear Tips

Snowmobile clothing and snowmobiling gear can make or break your snowmobile tour fun. They can even affect snowmobile safety on a snow machine. The snowmobile magazines display an overwhelming variety of clothing brands. Many models and features exist in jackets, pants, helmets, boots, gloves and under layers. They all claim to be good for any kind of snow conditions, snowmobile tours …

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Elka High-Performance Stage 4 Front Shocks

Elka High-Performance Stage 4 Front Shocks

Sick of humped out corners bouncing you around? Fed up by trail moguls battering your bones? Tired of sore muscles from battling your sled all day? Maybe you need to take a serious look at your suspension. That’s how I achieved a smoother ride, starting with my front shocks… Suspension can make or break your ride. It’s something mysterious …

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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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Chaudière Appalaches Quebec Snowmobile Tour

Chaudière Appalaches Quebec Snowmobile Tour

It’s interesting. Most snowmobilers in search of a good touring destination picture snowy trails in their mind’s eye. This image is typically associated with points farther north than their home base. For the region known as Chaudière Appalaches Quebec this dictum certainly holds true for snowmobilers travelling there from the bordering New England States, as so many do. …

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Thinking Like Pros Trail Riding Tips

Thinking Like Pros Trail Riding Tips

Thinking like pros can save lives. It can prevent serious injury and permanent disability. Thinking like pros involves using advanced trail-riding techniques to avoid those “oh-shit!” moments we’ve all encountered. For the purposes of this post, I’m assuming you’ve already got the riding basics covered. So I’m going to look at real life trail challenges and offer real …

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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 it …

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