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Duct Tape Uses For Snowmobile Tours

Duct Tape Uses For Snowmobile Tours

Duct tape – that’s what several of my Facebook followers replied when I asked for suggestions for other handy products they have found useful on snowmobile tours. In fact, avid snowmobilers Linda Miller and David Clarke (check out his My Old Sled channel of snowmobile videos on YouTube) both highly recommended using Gorilla brand duct tape! Whatever your choice, there …

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New Years Snowmobiling Resolutions

New Years Snowmobiling Resolutions

It’s that time of year when we’re supposed to make New Year’s snowmobiling resolutions to break. I’ve made and broken my share over the years. I figure many resolutions fail mainly because they’re typically about trying to force myself to do things I really don’t want to do. Thing like taking up rock climbing, stopping ice cream or …

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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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Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder

Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder

Anyone conducting a health study into the psyche of snowmobilers like my friends in the accompanying photos would quickly discover a unique and chronic condition that results from snowmobile riding. It deserves some highfalutin, medicinal type name. Maybe it would be “No Snow Phobia” or “Between Season Stress Syndrome” or how about “Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder”? Yeah, I like that …

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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 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 …

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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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Snowmobiling With Kids

Snowmobiling With Kids

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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Things Snowmobilers Say on Snowmobile Tours

Things Snowmobilers Say on Snowmobile Tours

During years of snowmobiling, I’ve heard and seen it all, including things snowmobilers say in person, on snowmobile videos and in snowmobile magazines. So I’d like to recall some of them to you – maybe you’ll recognize a few that have passed your own lips – and impart the benefit of my accumulated wisdom. Those who do much …

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Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

Not every snowmobile tour goes smoothly – things go wrong. One day in Quebec, one sled blew a piston in the middle of nowhere. Not being close to anything, we decided to tow it to our next hotel destination. We hooked up the tow straps and began what would end up being a 200-kilometre pull. The tower, towee and …

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Fractured French Snowmobiling in Quebec

Fractured French Snowmobiling in Quebec

I call it fractured French snowmobiling. Many snowmobilers ask me what language challenges to anticipate while snowmobiling Canada’s numerous Francophone regions on a Quebec snowmobile tour. Suddenly being immersed in an unfamiliar tongue may be a little uncomfortable at first. But the hospitality, charm and desire to help that characterize the Québecois, Acadian and other Francophone communities soon put …

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Funny Snowmobile Trail Signs

Funny Snowmobile Trail Signs

Have you seen funny snowmobile trail signs on snowmobile tours? Trail signage can be both useful and entertaining. Mostly, it’s useful and serious, which is why people stealing snowmobile trail signs is so stupid and dangerous as I point out in this Snowmobiler TV video clip… That being said, I don’t know if some of the messages are intended …

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Snowmobiling Is A Tough Job

Snowmobiling Is A Tough Job

Everyone says they wish they had my snowmobiling job. The riding is easy. It’s the behind the scenes stuff that’s the work! Check out what I do each winter snowmobiling in the past for Snow Goer Canada, and now for Supertrax magazine.   Check out more snowmobiling columns!