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December 31, 2010
News

Top Questions To Ask About Snowmobile Insurance

Grand Rapids, MI - It is estimated that there will be approximately 49,000 snowmobiles sold in the United States in 2010. With the crisp fall air, it
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December 30, 2010
Feature, Arctic Cat
Ryan Harris

Project CHR: Canyons, Hillsides and Ridges: Building the perfect sled for our favorite kind of riding

Normally, we build a sled that follows the hottest and newest trends of the market. This time, we built the machine the way we wanted it-going back to
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December 30, 2010
News

Silent Electric Snowmobile Tested In Lapland: "A cross-country skier going uphill makes more noise than this"

"It's already running," grunts project chief Tuomas Alakunnas as I fumble around for the ignition key.
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December 29, 2010
News

Plan On Participating In Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week

Haslett, MI - The snowmobile community is excited to announce Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week, which will be held Feb. 12-21, 2011.
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December 28, 2010
News

Dates Set For Arctic Cat, Polaris And Yamaha To Introduce 2012 Models.

In a series of seven locations across the West, Arctic Cat, Polaris and Yamaha will debut a "Sneak Peek" of their new models for 2012. Most are free a
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December 27, 2010
News

Budd Holt Joins KMOD

KMOD, manufacturer of snowmobile suspensions, has announced that Budd Holt, owner of Top Cat Modz and formerly the customer relations specialist for T
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December 25, 2010
Sledheads
Chris Burandt

Sidehilling 101

I have literally lost count how many times I've asked the question, "So can you sidehill on both sides of the sled?" and time after time the a
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December 24, 2010
News

Extremity Games Adaptive Snocross Clinic, Race Announced: Disabled athletes from around the U.S. will come to Minnesota to learn from the best and compete in first ever Extremity Games Snocross

Elk River, MN - Extremity Games, an extreme sports competition for athletes with limb loss or limb difference, will host the first-ever Adaptive Snocr
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December 23, 2010
Sledheads

Levi LaVallee update

Levi LaVallee has been released from the hospital and is headed home to Minnesota. He will continue his recovery from injuries sustained in an inciden
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December 23, 2010
News

Yamaha Motor Canada's Digital Hub

Nearly a year ago, Yamaha Motor Canada created a digital "hub" http://yournextsled.com to house all of the hype and talk concerning its new 2011 Apex
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December 22, 2010
News

Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.: Levi LaVallee injury necessitates event cancellation

Santa Monica, CA - Levi LaVallee was injured on Tuesday, Dec. 14, while practicing in Southern California for his planned world record snowmobile dist
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December 21, 2010
News

Pro Vintage Snowmobile Olympus Scheduled For Jan. 1-2

The Pro Vintage Snowmobile Olympus will take place at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds in Ironwood, MI, Jan. 1-2, 2011. This event is being organized by
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December 20, 2010
Sledheads
Iri na Adams

Circuit Training

Imagine: it's a beautiful blue-bird day, you are linking some powder turns as your tunnel sinks deep into bottomless powder and you lose all forward m
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December 20, 2010
Feature

Five Things You Have To Do Before Snowmobiling In Avalanche Country

Without training you can't read nature's warning signs. Would it be rational to drive on a busy city street and not know what a red octagon means? Blo
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December 20, 2010
News

Next Level Riding Clinics Open House

Hey snowmobilers. Are you tired of getting stuck? Want to improve your riding? Then you are ready for Next Level Riding Clinics.
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December 18, 2010
Sledheads

Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Cancelled

SANTA MONICA, CA (December 17, 2010) - Levi LaVallee was injured on Tuesday, December 14, while practicing in Southern California for his planned wor
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December 18, 2010
News, Yamaha

Yamaha Partners With National FFA At Organization's Annual Convention: Motorsports leader sponsors Wildlife Proficiency Award promoting land stewardship education, leadership

Cypress, Calif. - Yamaha Motor Corp. joined more than 54,000 agriculture students and professionals at the recently-held 83rd National FFA Convention
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December 17, 2010
Column
Bret Rasmussen

Look At The Gaps, Not The Hazards

Since we sold all the livestock on our home place we now use the corral to park trailers (no need to shut the gate either). It's not big enough to pul
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December 17, 2010
News, Polaris

Pure Polaris Unveils New Website To Enhance Riders' Online Experience: Easy-to-navigate site features more product & fitment information

Medina, MN - The new Pure Polaris website makes it quick, easy and efficient for riders to find the premium-quality accessories and branded apparel t
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December 17, 2010
Feature, Snow Tests

Where Is Your Favorite Riding Area?

Now that we've published our exclusive Top 15 Trails in the West, where we ask hundreds of readers to tell us where they like to ride, we went a littl
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600

It's almost race time again, and the details have been coming out on the latest race hardware.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Air Suspension Upgrade Kit

Nextech Industries is offering a new rear suspension air upgrade to fit Rev Renegade and Renegade XP sleds.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads
Irina Adams

FitTips Brought To You By Next Level Riding Clinics: Circuit Training

Imagine: it's a beautiful blue-bird day, you are linking some powder turns as your tunnel sinks deep into bottomless powder and you lose all forward m
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Klim Storm Bib

Klim's new Storm Bibs feature the same characteristics sledders have come to know Klim for, notably its 100 percent Guaranteed To Keep You Dry promise
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Klymit Kinetic Paregoria Stretch

The Klymit Kinetic Paregoria (Greek for comfort) Stretch is a soft-shell jacket featuring four-way stretch.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Leatt ADVenture Neck Brace

The Leatt ADVenture is an injection-molded, glass-reinforced, nylon neck brace system.
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December 16, 2010
Sledheads

Levi LaVallee Injured During Practice for Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Jump

SANTA MONICA, CA - Levi LaVallee was injured while practicing for his planned world record snowmobile distance jump at this year's Red Bull: New Year.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Monster Boards

New Monster Boards from ModRods are running board inserts that rip the snow and ice from your sled.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Nytro Front End

Zbroz Racing has made some changes to its Yamaha Nytro kit for 2010-11.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Nytro, Apex Custom Tunnel Extensions

All Hartman tunnel extensions are plastic-coated aluminum sheets that are laser-cut and CNCformed to eliminate break marks and scratches during manufa
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December 16, 2010
News

Payette National Forest Releases Winter Travel Plan

In November the Payette National Forest finally released its winter travel plan and signed the Record of Decision, only about two years later than ori
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads, Product Tests

Product Review: F2 Carbon Victory Helmet

Backcountry riders seem to like helmets as much as women like handbags. The only difference is that a helmet will save your face should you rag doll o
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Rox Flex-Tec Handguards

The new Flex-Tec Handguards were designed and developed by Rox with support from Skinz Protective Gear and designed specifically for snowmobiles and t
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Ski-Doo Summit Freeride Team

BRP is backing six pro sledders this season in both freestyle and backcountry freeriding.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads
Ryan Harris

Static: Goon Riding Tips

Last month's Pro Riding Tips feature was huge. We had more than 75 tips from several pro riders who covered everything from foot position to scoping o
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Tool Talk: Turn, Turn, Turn

Wrenches are not all created equal.
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December 16, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Sledheads

Vented Storage Bag

Need to thaw out those frozen gloves or goggles?
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December 15, 2010
Sledheads

Boost for the Doo: Turbo Performance's Ski-Doo Alternatives

For a growing number of backcountry riders, boost is where the party's at. But fuel injection has been a limiting factor. Or so you thought.
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December 15, 2010
News

BRC National Action Alert: Mt. Jefferson Included In Spending Bill

Senator Tester uses influence on powerful appropriations committee to slip his giant Wilderness bill into this massive pork package. This piggie will
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December 14, 2010
News

This Winter Should Be A Dandy For The West: As if you haven't already noticed by the early winter storms

We know many of you have already had your sleds out on the snow, taking advantage of the early winter storms that have pummeled the western United Sta
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December 13, 2010
News

Forty-One Congressional Leaders Send USFS Letter

The BlueRibbon Coalition applauded the 41 members of Congress who sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell urging the agency to prioriti
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December 12, 2010
News

Update: Road Closures in Utah, Montana Effect Snowmobilers

(ED-We were alerted to two states where road closures are affecting snowmobiling in those areas. Here are the press releases giving details. The first
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December 11, 2010
News, Polaris

Grab Your Helmet And Hit the Trail-Destination Polaris' Second Season is Here

Minneapolis - Last year, Ron Schara Productions and Polaris Industries forged a partnership on Destination Polaris, a program about the passions of Am
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December 10, 2010
News

Environmental Control Corporation Enters Into Phase Two Of Snowmobile Project With VConverter, Michigan Tech

During phase one of the project, EVCC and Vconverter engineered an exhaust system based on EVCC's patented Reverse Flow Catalytic Muffler technology.
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December 09, 2010
News

Summary Sheet Regarding Proposed Forest Service Planning Rule

Following is a summary sheet put together by the Coalition for Recreation in the National Forests. As we all know, access to our National Forests for
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December 08, 2010
News

SAWS Action Alert: Make Your Call Today: Lame duck Congress may attempt to push through a last minute massive omnibus package

SAWS directors have been following closely, and discussing among ourselves since late October, the possibility of a massive omnibus package that could
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December 07, 2010
News

BRC Charity Christmas Auction In Full Swing On eBay

Pocatello, ID -- The BlueRibbon Coalition's 2nd Annual Christmas Auction is live. The list of contributing donors is long and still growing. Be sure t
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Feature
Randy & Lori Zacaruk, Zac's Tracks

Five Things You Have To Do Before Riding In Avalanche Country

Every trip should be a return trip.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Feature
LANE LINDSTROM

Have Sled, Will Travel: Snowflakes make most of spring ride

Because of its participation at the Utah Snowmobile Show last fall, the Davis County Snowflakes earned the right to have one of its club rides feature
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Feature

Keep Your Ride Alive Longer: Hasara gives tips on maintaining your sled

It's amazing what you can pick up if you hang around a snowmobile repair and hop-up shop long enough.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Column

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor...
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Industry News, Yamaha

Official Boost: Yamaha offering turbo and supercharger kits as authorized accessories, and a lightweight rear suspension package

In a bold move earlier this Fall, Yamaha released two new power packages designed to give the Nytro MTX a competitive edge on the mountain.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
New Products, Product Tests

Product Review: HaberVision Goggles

HaberVision, located in Golden, CO, was founded in 2005 by Steve Haber, who successfully built the reputable Bolle' eyewear brand.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
New Products, Product Tests

Product Review: Pro-Vue Face Tape

Even though many snowmobilers these days wear motocross-style helmets, especially in the West, snowmobiling when it's cold isn't normally a big deal b
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
New Products, Product Tests

Product Review: Snobunje: Snobunje Avalanche Probe

This should probably be considered a product preview not a product review because we've never actually used the Snobunje avalanche probe in an emergen
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Feature
Steve Janes

Riding With The Fugowees

Deep snow, groomed trails, no crowds-these are three of the top features associated with Island Park, ID.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Column
LANE LINDSTROM

Runnin' On Empty: Lane's Riding Tips

In the past couple of issues of SnoWest and SledHeads magazines, there have been dozens and dozens of riding tips.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Column
Bret Rasmussen

Schooled: Look At The Gaps, Not The Hazards

Since we sold all the livestock on our home place we now use the corral to park trailers (no need to shut the gate either).
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Snowmobile Sales: Very little to cheer about in 2010

No matter how you slice or look at the numbers, new snowmobile sales for the 2010 model year were dismal.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Industry News
LANE LINDSTROM

The Same, But Different: Big things in store for Nytro MTX

Just about everyone has heard the phrase, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." When it comes to the Yamaha Nytro MTX for 2011, we'd
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
News

Transmontana Charity Ride Coming Up: Riding border to border for a good cause

The Transmontana snowmobile charity ride is right around the corner, scheduled for Jan. 16-21, 2011.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Industry News, Snow Tests

Welcome To Confidence: Mountain 600s offer a ladder of options

The 600 class of mountain pounders has delivered for decades, filling the complete spectrum of needs from demanding-and not-so-demanding-jockeys.
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Feature, Snow Tests

Where Is Your Favorite Riding Area?

Now that we've published our exclusive Top 15 Trails in the West, where we ask hundreds of readers to tell us where they like to ride, we went a littl
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December 06, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Industry News

Yamaha Talks Ethanol

The issue of ethanol in fuel is definitely not limited to Yamaha but can affect all brands of snowmobile. We're putting this information here because
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December 05, 2010
Sledheads
Ryan Harris

Between The Gates: Catching up with one of the fastest drivers in pro hillclimbing

Everybody has good days. Keith Curtis just piles them up seasons at a time.
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December 03, 2010
News, Polaris

Polaris Defense Announces Five-Year Award For All-Terrain Ultra-Light Utility Vehicles

Minneapolis - Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris, has been notified by the National Guard Bureau, Washington DC, that it has been selected for a c
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December 02, 2010
News

FXR Racing, Bret Rasmussen Team Up to Attack Mountain Riding Apparel Market

FXR Racing and Bret Rasmussen have partnered to promote a new product line for serious mountain riders: FXR Mountain.
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December 01, 2010
News, Ski-Doo

BRP Redesigns 2011 Ski-Doo Boots From Ground Up

For decades, winter boots were solely known as "Ski-Doo boots," after they first appeared in the Bombardier catalog in 1966. Snowmobilers and non-snow
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December 01, 2010
Sledheads
Ryan Harris

Goon Riding Tips

Last month's Pro Riding Tips feature was huge. We had more than 75 tips from several pro riders who covered everything from foot position to scoping
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December 01, 2010
Column

Lane's Riding Tips

In the past couple of issues of SnoWest and SledHeads magazines, there have been dozens and dozens of riding tips. Did anyone out there notice that n
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