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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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Mont Laurier Quebec Snowmobile Tour Planner

Mont Laurier Quebec Snowmobile Tour Planner

You gotta love snowmobiling three different day loops from the same hotel. I described this in the Ride Snapshot above about Mont Laurier Quebec snowmobiling recently excerpted from a snowmobile magazine. That’s one reason snowmobilers looking for some of Quebec’s most reliable snow conditions return to Mont-Laurier frequently. So get ready for your long weekend getaways in the Upper Laurentians. Here’s …

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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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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 Self Guided Snow Tours

Ontario’s Self Guided Snow Tours

What are Ontario’s self guided snow tours? Ontario has over 30,000 kilometres (16,000 miles) of snowmobile trails across a province that’s bigger than Texas. But what rider can really fathom this huge number of OFSC Ontario snowmobile trails that appears as the world’s largest system on the Provincial Snowmobile Trail Guide? I mean, if you want to go snowmobiling, what …

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Snowmobiling Photo Shoot Best Tips & Advice

Snowmobiling Photo Shoot Best Tips & Advice

For me, shooting snowmobiling photos is more difficult than writing for a snowmobile magazine. This is largely because there are no rewrites on snowmobile trails. Despite going digital camera, I am still mystified. I’m plagued by bright light, sun direction, shadow, snow reflection, cloud cover and fast moving sleds. So I’m challenged staging snowmobiling photos on snowmobile tours. …

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Guided Snowmobile Tours Tips & Best Choices

Guided Snowmobile Tours Tips & Best Choices

Are you ready to expand your trail riding horizons by finding out how to choose guided snowmobile tours? If you’ve always dreamed of going on a snowmobile tour, there’s no time like this winter. Day rides within your home region are fun. But with so much more snowmobiling to discover, the only question is how to go about …

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Snowmobiling Layering Best Tips

Snowmobiling Layering Best Tips

Snowmobiling layering is the best way to avoid the cold that can take the pleasure out of snowmobiling. So here’s the scoop on staying warm on snowmobile tours and snowmobile vacations – by learning how to layer for snowmobiling. It starts with eating well to fuel your body and staying hydrated all day with water, juice or energy drinks. Then …

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Summer Sledding For Snowmobilers

Summer Sledding For Snowmobilers

When I squeeze the throttle to go summer sledding, my Sea-Doo GTX S 155 watercraft powers up like a thoroughbred bursting from the starting gate. I cut my trail across a table top-smooth surface and accelerate to cruising speed; the exhilaration grows with the thrill of the ride. I lean into the next turn and my jet ski corners like …

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Snowmobile Summerizing Tips

Snowmobile Summerizing Tips

I’ve had some inquiries about snowmobile summerizing. I’m not the least bit mechanically inclined (which is why I don’t have any working on my sled photos!) And besides, I live in the city without a garage or workshop. So my total summerizing effort involves trailering my snow machines to my Ski-Doo dealer, Gateway Powersport & Marine. I also …

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Snowmobile Or Not After Lousy Weather

Snowmobile Or Not After Lousy Weather

Recently, I had to make a tough decision – to snowmobile or not. With acceptable weather in the forecast, we’d trailered almost 750 kilometres that Monday. We’d had expectation of decent snow conditions and good trails during our six-day saddlebag tour. But by the time we arrived, the forecast had changed for the (much) worse. Rain and warmer …

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