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October 31, 2011
News

Polaris "Winning Riders" Program Supports State, Provincial Snowmobile Associations: Polaris supports grassroots groups with sales-based contributions

Medina, MN - For the seventh consecutive year, state and provincial snowmobile organizations across North America are receiving contributions from the
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October 30, 2011
News

Federal-Mogul's Champion Brand To Offer $100,000 in Racing Sponsorships Through Web-Based "Search for a Champion" Contest

Southfield, MI - The legendary Champion spark plug, filter, wiper and performance chemicals brand from Federal-Mogul Corporation will support a new ge
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October 29, 2011
News

Alpine Motor Sports/VOHK Open House Next Week

Alpine Motor Sports and VOHK are holding an open house next Saturday, Nov. 5, with a movie premiere of the latest Boondockers movie held later that ni
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October 29, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Product Test: FXR Women's Clothing: FXR Women's Snowmobile Clothing

Outside of an epic season for riding in Colorado-well into July-I had the opportunity of riding in 2012 FXR snowmobile gear.
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October 29, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Product Tests

Product Test:Klim and FXR: FXR Vertical Attack Bib and Jacket

This past winter we did an extended comparison and product review between the Klim Powerxross Pullover and Togwotee Bib with the FXR Vertical Attack B
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October 29, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Snow Tests

Up and Away: Building a Better Snowmobile Track: YamaYama h a , Camoplast Camoplast team up to developlop the new Ascent tra ck

The track is one of the most critical parts of a snowmobile.
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October 28, 2011
News

Thunderstruck 10 Boise Premiere Is Saturday, Nov. 5

The Boise, ID, premiere of Thunderstruck 10 is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Egyptian Theater in downtown Boise.
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature, Snow Tests
Steve Janes

8 is Enough: Battle for Mountain Supremacy

Has the mountain segment of 800 class snowmobiles ever been as competitive as it is going into the 2012 model year?
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

Arctic Fest Party Like It's 1962

Arctic Cat recently celebrated 50 years of snowmobile production-from the first "Tin Lizzie" front engine snowmobile that rolled off the line in the s
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature
Dustin Pancheri

Clearing the Air:: Misconceptions About Sound

Most people who have been around the snowmobile industry very long know that Starting Line Products is all about building quiet performance exhaust sy
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

E-15 Fuel and Snowmobiles Study Released Giving Details About Use

We received a note this summer from the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association providing some information on E-15 fuel and its effects on
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

Gear Box

A new and revolutionary lighting option is now available in a super thin and bright LED string light.
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

Polaris 600 RMK

Although there are those who think Polaris this year is standing pat on its snowmobile line since last year's introduction of the new 800 RMK, those w
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature
LANE LINDSTROM

Runnin' On Empty: Where I Like to Ride

The second question I get asked the most-right behind "Which sled is your favorite?"-is "Where do you like to ride?"
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

SKi-Doo Summit SP 600

Is the 2012 Ski-Doo Summit 600 better than the 2011?
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October 27, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SnoWest Newsletter - Oct. 27: Getting Ready For Winter

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October 27, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Ryan Harris

SnoWest Ryan Harris Blog - Oct. 27: Fall is... Show Season

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October 27, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Oct. 27: Give Me A Cold One

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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

The 10 Essentials

The 10 Essentials are items that the Mountaineers of Seattle first proposed in the 1930s and since reinforced through experience of the intervening ye
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October 27, 2011
News

Xtreme Snowmobile Sports Grass Drag Season Underway

The 2011 Xtreme Snowmobile Sports grass drag season already has one race under its belt with the second race coming up this weekend on Saturday, Oct.
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

Yamaha Goes Racing This Winter Will field teams for RMSHA, USCC

Yes, you read right. Yamaha will be fielding a factory-backed race team for the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association this winter.
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October 27, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature

Yamaha Switches to MPI Turbo

Yamaha has changed vendors for the aftermarket turbo it offers for its Nytro MTX mountain sled.
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October 26, 2011
News, Ski-Doo

Team To Award "Race to the Future" Scholarships

Aurora, Minn. - Scheuring Speed Sports has created the "Race to the Future" scholarship to recognize local high school and post secondary students at
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October 25, 2011
News

2011-12 Zac's Tracs Avalanche Training In Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC

The attached PDF shows the upcoming schedule Zac's Tracs has put together for a series of avalanche safety classes. There are various levels of traini
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October 24, 2011
News

Day Two: Intermountain Snowmobile Show Offered Sleds, Sunshine And Lollipops

Okay, the lollipops was bit of a stretch but there was plenty of candy-including suckers-at the various booths at the Intermountain Snowmobile Show in
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October 22, 2011
News

Intermountain Snowmobile Show Gets Off To A Roaring Start

Day one of the Intermountain Snowmobile Show is now over and it was a great time for those of us who love snowmobiling. It's just about the best time
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October 21, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature
LANE LINDSTROM

Routt County: Powder Heaven

Some years it's risky to plan a ride late in the season-risky in that you're never quite sure what the snow conditions will be like. Will the snow be
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October 21, 2011
News

Watch How An ABS Avalanche Pack Is Assembled-This Is Kind Of Cool

Lori Zacaruk shared this video link with us which shows how an ABS Avalanche Pack is assembled. It's kind of interesting to watch.
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October 20, 2011
News

IDPR Public Meetings To Discuss Changes In How Snowmobiles Are Registered Have Been Cancelled

We shared with you in early October (http://www.snowest.com/snowmobile-news/display.cfm?ID=3185) about some meetings the Idaho Department of Parks a
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October 19, 2011
News

Red Bull Fuel + Fury Blazes Into Wrigleyville: World's top snowmobilers make their way to Wrigley Field for urban freestyle snowmobiling competition

Chicago, IL - On Saturday, Nov. 5, eight of the globe's top snowmobilers will ascend into the night sky for Red Bull Fuel + Fury. The freestyle snowmo
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

All-Star Summer Backcountry Ride: Big Names, Big Mountains, Big Competition

What happens when you get pro hillclimbers, pro freeriders, ride instructors, industry experts and a hillbilly with a camera together for a summer rid
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads
Chris Burandt

Almost Made It

I really thought this was going to be the year. I have ridden in July many times, ridden in September several times but that elusive month of August h
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Cover Your Trail

With more than three years of testing and development prior to Proven Design Products' snow flap line launch in 2008, the company caught the attention
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Crazy Mountain's 2012 CMX-X: A-Arm Mountain Monster

The Crazy Mountain Xtreme made a huge impact on the western sled segment nearly two decades ago when it was first released. Now the CMX lineup has rec
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Custom Graphics Kits

ArcticFX has unleashed its new 2012 lineup of custom graphic kits.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads
Ryan Harris

Epic Planning

*ring... ring...*
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Got the Winter Bug?

Are you getting the winter bug already? Are you looking forward and dreaming of those cold mornings filled with deep powder turns? With snow just mont
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Great Bikes of Fire

If your summer didn't involve a machine going down in flames in your driveway, you probably had a better summer than MotorFist's Brad Ball.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

HMK Peak Jacket, Pant

HMK has released new snowmobile gear for the upcoming season, including the Peak Jacket and Peak Pant.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Hood Savers?

Hopefully you caught the rider feature on Matt Entz in the January 2011 issue. Entz has been busy tracking up every corner of Colorado and he was so e
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

LaVallee's 2nd Attempt at Red Bull: New Year, No Limits

Levi LaVallee appears to have healed up just fine from his big wreck while practicing for the 2010 Red Bull: New Year, No Limits distance jump last De
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

MotorFist Unveils Empress Clothing Line

The all-new Empress line from MotorFist represents the finest in women's snowmobile outerwear.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

New Mtn. Tamer Suspension

Timbersled has raised the bar on quality and innovative design of lightweight aftermarket suspensions.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

P85 Primary Clutch Conversion

Fastrax Motorsports is in full production of custom P85 primary clutch conversions for all 600-800cc M-Series and 1M chassis 800-900 Arctic Cats.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Polaris Fuel Additives Protect Vehicles From E-10 Fuels

With today's Ethanol blended fuels, it is critical to treat the fuel used in vehicles that see limited or intermittent use with a quality fuel stabili
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads, Product Tests

Product Review: CPC New Redline Gauge: Easy info at your fingertips

Keeping an eye on what's going on under your sled's hood has never been easier or more convenient.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

SLP Single Pipe Set

This SLP Single Pipe Set for the 2011-12 Polaris 800 Pro chassis delivers an additional 7.6 hp peak with good midrange gains, which equates to crisp,
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Stompers

No, not the AA-battery-powered 4x4 toys that would date you and your pop culture history back to the same decade as Tears for Fears... We're talking a
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads
Nate King

Taking My Riding to the Next Level: First-hand report from Dan Adams' Next Level Riding Clinics

I absolutely love riding snowmobiles. I can't get enough of it.
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Thacker Update:: Getting back on two feet

Monster Energy/Slednecks athlete Paul Thacker was seriously injured in late 2010 with a back injury that left him with little or no feeling from the c
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October 18, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Sledheads

Xtreme Air Vents

Are you tired of scorching hot clutches and burning belts? Give your sled the benefit of cold air.
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October 18, 2011
Feature, Yamaha, Snow Tests

Yamaha, Camoplast team up to develop the new Ascent track: Up And Away: Building A Better Snowmobile Track

The track is one of the most critical parts of a snowmobile. Think about it. Without a track you're not going anywhere. Choosing the right track to ma
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October 17, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature
Pete Ostwinkle

Gloves 101: How to take care of your gloves

Well, it's about that time. We're about to start blaming pets, kids, spouses (who am I kidding?) and just about anyone else for the disappearance of o
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October 17, 2011
News

Intermountain Snowmobile Show Is THIS WEEKEND

The first snow has come (and gone in most places) and it's definitely fall so it's perfect time for the Intermountain Snowmobile Show in Utah.
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October 17, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Column
Bret Rasmussen

Schooled

As I sit down to write this, I realize that as I am heavily engaged in getting my new sleds ready for the coming season, I haven't even put my old sle
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October 17, 2011
Feature

We Ride The 2012 Ski-Doo Summit 600

Is the 2012 Ski-Doo Summit 600 better than the 2011? Yes, although you have to look at it in a glass-half-full kind of way. There were two Summit 600s
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October 14, 2011
News

Arctic Cat Wildcat Demo Tour Coming To A Play Area Near You

Check the demo ride tour schedule if you want to experience the all-new Wildcat side-by-side from Arctic Cat.
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October 13, 2011| Published in the November 2010 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Letters to the Editor

A technique I've been applying when stuck helps a lot in lifting your sled out of a hole or from being stuck.
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October 13, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Newsletter - Oct. 13

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October 13, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Ryan Harris

SnoWest Ryan Harris Blog - Oct. 13: Second Ride

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October 13, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Oct. 13: What A Tease

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October 12, 2011
News

What Did You Do On Oct. 7?: One group in South Fork, CO, went snowmobiling

A group of snowmobilers from South Fork, CO, kicked off the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Show weekend in style-by snowmobiling on fresh snow on Oct. 7. M
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October 11, 2011
News, Yamaha

Yamaha Motor Co. Transfers Shares Of Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. To Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Toronto, ON - The Board of Directors of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) have voted to transfer all shares of Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. (YMCA), to its Amer
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October 10, 2011
News

Ramstad Trail Dedicated

On Sept. 30, members of Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MNUSA), the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) and the Minnesota
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October 07, 2011
News

Lane For Rent - The Sequel

Many of you who read my column titled, "Lane For Rent" in the September issue of SnoWest Magazine might have thought I was kidding when I made the cla
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October 06, 2011
News

Amsoil Dominator Invades Spirit Mountain: Winner-takes-all format offers up $10,000 prize

Superior, Wis. - The 2011-12 Amsoil Championship Snocross Series will start with a new twist in Duluth, MN. this November. The Amsoil Dominator race w
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October 06, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Newsletter - October 6

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October 06, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SnoWest Ryan Harris Blog - Oct. 6: Smells Like Winter

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October 06, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Oct. 6: The weatherman says "chance of snow"

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October 05, 2011
News

IDPR Proposing Changes In How Snowmobiles Are Registered

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is proposing changes how sledders will register their snowmobiles. Part of the proposal is the eliminatio
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October 04, 2011
News, Ski-Doo

Ski-Doo Back Again With Club Support

BRP, along with its Ski-Doo dealers, is once again sponsoring Club Support, which specifically provides funds for snowmobile clubs across North Americ
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October 03, 2011
News, Ski-Doo

BRP Expands Avalanche Safety Awareness Courses To The U.S.

Valcourt, Québec - BRP is expanding its outreach program on avalanche safety awareness into the western United States. The program was launched in Wes
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October 01, 2011
Column
LANE LINDSTROM

Where I Like To Ride

The second question I get asked the most-right behind "Which sled is your favorite?"-is "Where do you like to ride?"
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