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Snowmobile Tour Types & Choices

Snowmobile Tour Types & Choices

What snowmobile tour types are right for you? Once upon a time, most snowmobiling originated from our own backyards. A large part of its appeal was day riding from home and back. Even weekend overnighters by sled started and ended there. So did multi-day getaways by snowmobile. In fact, the only time you’d trailer your sleds anywhere was for …

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Quebec Snowmobile Tour Destination Favourites

Quebec Snowmobile Tour Destination Favourites

It’s a real challenge to choose the best Quebec snowmobile tour destination favourites. After all, I’ve enjoyed most every ride in La Belle Province. But many snowmobilers thinking of visiting Quebec for the first time ask me for a recommendation. So here goes… These are five of my Quebec snowmobile tour destination favourites, listed in alphabetical order. Yeah, …

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Early Season Snowmobiling Destinations

Early Season Snowmobiling Destinations

Finding sufficient snow and ready trails can be a moving target for early season riders. And sometimes getting that first trail ride involves traveling somewhere different and farther than usual to find those special sweets spots of snow in early season snowmobiling destinations. Typically, your goals are different too. They may lean more to breaking-in your new sled, checking …

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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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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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Christmas Snowmobiling in Lanaudière

Christmas Snowmobiling in Lanaudière

Each fall I get inquiries from eager riders wanting to know where to go Christmas snowmobiling. Typically, they have only a few days available. So, they have limited travel time. They also want sure snow, and there’s the rub… For most eastern North America trail riding destinations, the days between Christmas and New Years are a bit of a …

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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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Snowmobile Survival Tips & Video

Snowmobile Survival Tips & Video

What are your snowmobile survival priorities on snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? Most snowmobilers head off into the backcountry with little thought about what could go wrong. We trust to luck, fate, our companions and even our snowmobiles to get us back safely. But what if the worst happens? Are you prepared to spend a night in the …

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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 temperatures …

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Snowmobile Emergency Gear Tips

Snowmobile Emergency Gear Tips

Trail riding can quickly carry you far away from the nearest assistance. So each rider and group of riding buddies should carry snowmobile emergency gear and learn the essential survival skills for wilderness emergencies. Especially on your snowmobile tours or snowmobile vacations. Some of it is personal gear that each rider can carry. Meanwhile, other gear can be distributed among …

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Prepping Snowmobiles Tips Checklist

Prepping Snowmobiles Tips Checklist

I’m providing these prepping snowmobile tips and how-to snowmobile video. Why? Because everyone should be getting prepared to ride as the fall snowmobile magazines arrive or if snow conditions are ready early. Not scrambling at the last minute. This way, if you discover anything major that needs attention, you’ll have time to rectify it before the snow flies. Remember, everything’s …

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