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November 30, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads
Irina Adams

Are You Fit to Ride?: Fit Tips

Have you ever been out of breath when you got to the top of the hill?
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November 30, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads
Chris Burandt

Big Game Games: The 'Randt Page

As I write this month's column on Sept. 21, I really do think September has to be one of my favorite months.
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November 30, 2010
News

Panhandle Snowmobile Club Publishes New Trail Map

We received a note back in August from Oregon's Panhandle Snowmobile Club alerting us that it had recently published a new snowmobile trail map.
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November 30, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads, Product Tests

Product Review: Scott Airborne Helmet

Scott Sports is on a roll.
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November 29, 2010
News, Yamaha

Yamaha Encourages Riders To Arm Themselves With Proper Education

So you've attended an avalanche briefing and you're up-to-date on the latest avalanche activity . you're prepared to handle a serious situation, right
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November 24, 2010
News

SPOT Satellite GPS: Be prepared with the right gear this winter

When your outdoor activities put yourself into a life-or-death survival situation, there are two things which will determine which end of the "life or
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November 23, 2010
News, Arctic Cat

Brad Darling Named Vice President/General Manager of Arctic Cat Snowmobile Division

Plymouth, MN - Brad Darling has accepted a promotion to Vice President/General Manager of the Arctic Cat Snowmobile Division effective Jan. 1, 2011.
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November 23, 2010
Sledheads

Levi LaVallee Looks Back

Levi LaVallee Looks Back at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.
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November 22, 2010
Feature
Steve Janes

17 Tips to be a better snowmobiler

So you are a good snowmobiler. You've ridden for a number of years, mostly staying on established trails and riding with the same group of friends. Bu
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November 19, 2010
News

First Day Of Idaho Snowmobile Show Is In The Books

The first day of the Idaho Snowmobile Show in Boise is now in the books and here's a look back at some of the scenes from day one.
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November 19, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

New Products

This vest has NobleTek insulation and was designed specifically for the needs of snowmobile enthusiasts.
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November 19, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads
Ryan Harris

Survival of the Fittest is a Farce. I'm Still Here.

After reading our new editorial section, Fit Tips by Dan and Irina Adams, something hit me: I'm kind of a softy.
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November 19, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads

Tool Talk: Grease Gun

Good tools make life easier.
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November 19, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads

What's New

While a new Rush-based racer may be in the works, Polaris announced its new 2011 race sled will be a refined version of the proven 600 IQ RS.
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November 17, 2010
News

Idaho Snowmobile Show Is This Weekend

SnoWest Magazine and the Idaho State Snowmobile Association are bringing three major snowmobile manufacturers, along with a number of aftermarket comp
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November 17, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Feature

Riding Colorado's Rabbit Ears: All Fluffy & White

Very rarely do we complain about too much snow. We've long claimed there was no such thing as too much snow.
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November 16, 2010
News

Ride Safe Today - So You Can Ride Again Tomorrow!

Haslett, MI - The winter of 2010-2011 is rapidly approaching and the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has prepared for safety traine
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November 15, 2010
News, Polaris

Polaris Exec Defends Plan To Shift Some Manufacturing To Mexico

After Polaris Industries announced it was closing a plant in Osceola, Wis., and building a new one in Mexico, Bill Meis says his customers didn't hold
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog
Steve Janes

17 Tips: How to Be a Better Rider

So you are a good snowmobiler.
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

BRP to Donate Up To Ca$1 Million to Snowmobile Clubs

Based off the huge success of the program in 2008 and 2009, BRP and its Ski-Doo dealers will again donate up to CA$1 million to North American snowmob
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

Cat Hits 1 Million Mark

Barreling down on its 50th Anniversary (1962-2012), Arctic Cat has reached a special milestone since the company was brought back to life in 1983 as o
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

Gear Box

One of the newest products on the market aimed at helping snowmobilers survive an avalanche is the Avi Vest.
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

Idaho Snowmobile Show: Date Changed to Later in Fall

We hope you didn't show up at Expo Idaho in September, the month we have traditionally held the Idaho Snowmobile Show in Boise, ID.
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog
Bret Rasmussen

My Personal Ride

It's mid-August and I am starting to think about the sleds I'll be preparing for my personal use in the months ahead.
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

Polaris Asks: Did You Go Snowmobiling in August: Polaris Snowmobile Test Team Returns From Trip to South America

While most snowmobilers are enjoying a late summer BBQ on the deck or a boat ride, six members of the Polaris Snowmobile Test Team returned from a 14-
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog, Product Tests

Product Review: Arctiva and HMK

If staying warm was the only requirement for snowmobilers, then we would all be wearing insulated coveralls.
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog, Snow Tests

Ride Free Hard to Follow

There are trail sleds for trail riders.
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

Ski-Doo Revises Fuel, Oil Consumption Figures

Just before we went to the printer with this issue, Ski-Doo sent out a notice revising some previous figures on fuel and oil consumption on its E-Tec
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November 13, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Blog

SnoWest Holiday Gift Guide: You May Not Need it, But You Know You Want it

The Cordless Teth-Air is comprised of a wrist-worn transmitter and a vehicle-mounted receiver/control module.
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November 12, 2010
News

SnoWest's First Ride Of The Season

We were able to pick up our Ski-Doo snowmobiles yesterday (Nov. 11) and decided to put a few miles on them in Island Park, just to break them in a bit
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November 11, 2010
News, Polaris

Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Who Needs Snow When You've Got Air?: Levi LaVallee to attempt record-breaking snowmobile distance jump on New Year's Eve, Live From The Port of San Diego on ESPN

Santa Monica, Calif. While our friends to the north call them snowmachines, most of us know them as snowmobiles and the hipper folks simply call them
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November 10, 2010
News

Avalanche Accidents 2008-2010: Are there patterns to prevention?

Many people want to know ... what is happening?
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November 10, 2010
Random, Yamaha
Ryan Harris

Yamaha Turbo: Official Boost

Yamaha offering turbo and supercharger kits as authorized accessories, and a lightweight rear suspension package. In a bold move earlier this Fall, Ya
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November 09, 2010
News

Grants Could Lead To Creation Of Snowmobile Trail

The long-pending snowmobile access trail in Lemon Creek may be getting closer to fruition. The Juneau Blackerby Ridge Organization, or JBRO, is applyi
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November 08, 2010
News

Adventure Vacation Packages Offer Magnificent Winter Wildlife Viewing In Wyoming's Wind River Country

Adventure vacation packages in Wyoming's Wind River Country this winter surround you with nature and the magnificent wildlife in this area. For indivi
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November 07, 2010
Sledheads
Irina Adams

A re you fit to ride?

Have you ever been out of breath when you got to the top of the hill? The likely answer is yes; we've all been there. Breathing is the most fundamenta
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November 05, 2010
Feature
Steve Janes

17 Tips To Be a Better Rider: Snowmobiling in the West

So you are a good snowmobiler. You've ridden for a number of years, mostly staying on established trails and riding with the same group of friends. Bu
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November 05, 2010
News, Arctic Cat

Tucker Hibbert Announces 2010-2011 Winter Racing Plans

After surprising the industry earlier this fall by announcing his return to a full season of snocross racing for the first time since 2003, Tucker Hib
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November 04, 2010
News, Ski-Doo

BRP Launches Blog, Facebook Page For Mountain Riding With Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

With its new Rotax E-Tec 800R engine and Ski-Doo Summit Freeride model creating a buzz for the 2011 riding season, BRP is launching a blog and Faceboo
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November 04, 2010
Column

Chris Burant - A Year Of Changes

This past year for me and my family has been absolutely incredible. Between becoming a father, the switch to Polaris, winning another medal at the X G
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November 03, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads

Ski-Doo Announces Summit Freeride Team

Ski-Doo announced six riders as its 2011 Summit Freeride Team. The riders--Rob Hoff, Heath Frisby, Dan Treadway, Dave Norona, Carl Kuster and Calvin F
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November 03, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads

Sledheads' Backcountry Riding: Instruction Manual

You need help. Your feet are all over the place, your eyes are wandering, your grip is all wrong and frankly, it looks like it's your first attemp
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November 03, 2010
News, Yamaha

Yamaha Motor Canada Names Latest Five Star Dealers

Yamaha Motor Canada has announced that it has qualified 2010 Five Star Dealers. The Yamaha Five Star Dealer Program is a progressive dealership improv
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November 02, 2010
News

2010 SnoWest Vintage Snowmobile Show Winners Announced

The 2010 SnoWest Vintage Snowmobile Show, held during the Intermountain Snowmobile Show in South Jordan, UT, Oct. 22-23, was a great success with more
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November 02, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Sledheads
Justin Barnes

Meet the Mountain Horse: Timbersled opens eyes with conversion kit

At first glance almost any avid sledder that rides anything from a 150 hp stock 800 to a full-out boosted 250 hp mod sled would look at the Timbersl
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November 01, 2010
News, Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat Announces Leadership Succession Plans: Christopher Twomey to retire as CEO at year end, remain executive board chair; president and COO Claude Jordan to succeed Twomey as CEO

Minneapolis - Arctic Cat announced late last week that Christopher Twomey, 62, plans to retire as chief executive officer at the end of December 2010.
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November 01, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Column
Steve Janes

Getting Smarter: With a little help from my friends

I'm always up for learning something new. After all, the more we're willing to learn, the smarter and better we can become. The same holds true with
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