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December 30, 2011
News

Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. This Weekend in San Diego

This is a teaser photo of Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee taken during testing in advance of Saturday's big Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. jump.
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December 29, 2011
News

Pink Ribbon Riders Event Scheduled In Grand Lake

The countdown has begun to the 1st annual Colorado Snow Run on March 9-10 in Grand Lake, CO. The two-day event is open to both men and women and will
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December 28, 2011
News

Snowmobilers Not Responsible For Caribou Decline: Outfitters

Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador - Local outfitters suggest different reasons for the decline in caribou numbers, but snowmobiling, they say, is n
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December 27, 2011
News, Ski-Doo

BRP, ABS Team Up To Offer Avalanche Airbag

Valcourt, QC - BRP has joined with airbag pioneer ABS to offer their avalanche airbag system through authorized Ski-Doo dealers. Credited as the origi
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December 26, 2011
News

Snowmobile Safety: Ride Safe So You Can Ride Tomorrow

Haslett, MI - Snowmobiling is in full stride around the world and now is the time for snowmobilers to keep snowmobile safety a top-of-mind awareness i
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December 23, 2011
News

Forest Reverts To Interim Rules For Travel In Montana's Gallatin Crest After Court Ruling

Billings, Mont. - Federal officials say they will continue to allow snowmobiles in a Wilderness study area north of Yellowstone National Park this win
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December 23, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SnoWest "12 Days of Snowest" Blog: 12 Days of SnoWest Winners

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December 23, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Product Tests, Snow Tests

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Dec 23: Failing The Test (Part 2)

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December 22, 2011
News

American Council Of Snowmobile Associations eBay Auction Closing Soon

The American Council of Snowmobile Associations' eBay Auction is up and running but will be closing soon.
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December 21, 2011
Feature
Brian Beck

Avalanche Airbags: Keeping You On Top

Avalanche airbags work by the principle of Inverse Segregation. Or for those who are unfamiliar with that term, the "Brazil Nut Effect."
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December 21, 2011
Feature
Jarrid Juse

Five lightweight mods that won't trash your wallet

In recent years, factory snowmobiles have evolved from common 500 plus-pound/135 hp machines into 450-pound/165 hp sleds. As a result, the inexpensive
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December 21, 2011
Sledheads
Ryan Harris

Freeriding racer style with David McClure

Not all freeriders are racers, but most all racers are freeriders.
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December 21, 2011
News, Yamaha

Yamaha Pulls Plug On Bravo Snowmobiles: Slow but reliable, Bravos are one of Nunavut's most popular snowmachines

It's small, it's slow, and it's one of the most popular snowmobiles in the North, and now it won't be made anymore.
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December 20, 2011
News

12 Days Of SnoWest Drawings Begin TODAY

The time is here; let the winning begin. The 12 Days of SnoWest contest drawings begins today.
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December 20, 2011
Feature, Snow Tests
Steve Janes

2012 800 Snowmobile Reviews: 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? With the proven Ski-Doo Summit, th
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December 20, 2011
News, Yamaha

Yamaha Releases New Deep-Lug Kit Sled: New FX Nytro XTX 1.75 adds performance and versatility

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA recently announced the release of a 2012 model year FX Nytro XTX kitted with a Camoplast Backcountry 15x144x1.75-inch tr
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December 19, 2011
News

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard

Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
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December 18, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Product Test: HPS Muffler

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve the performance of your snowmobile is to add a lightweight muffler.
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Dave Moe, Boise, ID

An Article You're Missing Out On

Dear Editor: There is a potential article or series of articles that SnoWest is missing out on.
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Brian Beck

Avalance Airbags: Keeping You On Top

Avalanche airbags work by the principle of Inverse Segregation. Or for those who are unfamiliar with that term, the "Brazil Nut Effect."
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

BoonDocker EZ Jacker 1.9 Performance Module

Unleash the maximum horsepower on pump fuel from Arctic Cat 1100 Turbo models with the new BoonDocker EZ Jacker 1.9 electronic module.
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Dalton Midweight Brute Arms

The Midweight Brute Arms are another option for tuning today's Ski-Doo sleds (TRA 3 Rev chassis and newer clutches).
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Jarrid Juse

Don't Break the Bank: Five lightweight mods that won't trash your wallet

In recent years, factory snowmobiles have evolved from common 500 plus-pound/135 hp machines into 450-pound/165 hp sleds.
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Exclusive Western Canada Travel Guide

It's been a couple of seasons since we paid much attention-at least in any kind of detail-to the great snowmobile riding in western Canada. It's time.
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Foam Drink Holders

Keeping your drinks from getting beat up and turned into grenades is the reason for these new Foam Drink Holders.
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Tracy and John Walt, Via e-mail

Go Back To The Way You Started

Dear Editor: Even though we are from the upper Midwest, we travel west every year and have used your website to stay up on what's going on in the moun
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

IceAge Changes Name, Opens Western Location

Thanks to continued growth, IceAge is making some moves. First, IceAge Mfg is now IceAge Performance. The company is expanding its product line as wel
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog, Snow Tests
LANE LINDSTROM

Mountain Freerides Put the Hurt on Mountains

What started out as a curiosity when the Polaris Assault was unleashed on the mountains just three model seasons ago has evolved into a full-blown mou
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

New Upgraded scala rider G4 PowerSet

Cardo Systems, the world's market leader in wireless Bluetooth communications for motorcycle helmet headsets, is now offering its new updated scala ri
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Product Test: JT Sports Bumper

Snowmobile bumpers are designed for two specific purposes: first, to withstand a bump; second, in case of a big bump, bend before the bulkhead.
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Product Test: Simmons Skis

We had a chance to try out a prototype trail ski from Providence, UT-based Simmons Skis that took the Gen3 concept of the modified dual keel/concave d
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Redline Jacket, Bibs

Just like the redline on your tachometer represents the mechanical limits of how hard you can push your sled, MotorFist also knows that riders like to
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
LANE LINDSTROM

Runnin' On Empty: Staying Involved In Snowmobiling

Over the past several weeks I've spent I don't know how many hours checking and re-checking all the information associated with the travel guides (Wes
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Browne, Gerald Cpl (Retired) CD2, Markdale, ON

Salute To Canadian Troops

Dear Editor: As a retired service member of 24 years, I know the need for our troops. Some think that we are all about war but this is far from the tr
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

TAPP Clutch

The new billeted TAPP primary clutch has been designed to be a Totally Adjustable Performance Product with high tech features that will TAPP out your
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Tomahawk Parka

The all-new Klim Tomahawk Parka brings high mobility, extreme condition comfort and updated ventilation and cargo technology to an impressive new leve
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Transmontana 2012

Transmontana is a snowmobile ride through Montana that helps raise money for direct services for families living in the Montana who live daily with th
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December 17, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Wyoming Charity Ride Coming In February

The 14th annual Wyoming/Yellowstone Charity ride for Multiple Sclerosis will be held in the Togwotee Mountain, WY, area from Feb. 3-8, 2012.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

AirFrame FreeRide Seat-X Low

SPG now offers a new extra-low freeride seat designed specifically for the mountain/aggressive freerider.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Chaffin Recognized By Women's Sports Foundation

BRP's Ski-Doo Freeride Ambassador Ashley Chaffin was invited to attend the annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner this past week and was one o
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December 16, 2011
News

Find Your Sled the Smart Way

The need for a comprehensive and unbiased way of comparing snowmobiles has been long over-due and now a clear favorite has emerged. Introducing FindTh
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Hang Time

Octane Addictions' Tyler Johnson knows how to throw a party.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Klim Powerxross Pullover, Freeride Pant

Klim created the original high-performance, lightweight freeriding pullover in the Powerxross years ago.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

LCC Running Board Inserts

LCC's running board inserts are made from 1/8-inch aluminum, making them stronger than your stock running boards.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Lincoln County Customs Now Offering Snowmobile Training Courses

Lincoln County Customs' owner Troy Johnson is offering a variety of snowmobile training classes at his Greys River location in Alpine Wyoming, just mi
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

MotorFist Stomper Boot

Sometimes when the planets are all aligned, amazing things can happen.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

New, Improved Braap Wrap Kits

Braap Wraps snowmobile graphics has launched a new website featuring fresh 2012 wrap kits as well as improved tunnel and tank graphics.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

No Gym, No Weights, No Problem: An upper body workout you can do in your shop.

One thing I have learned about snowmobiling is "If you don't get stuck, you're not snowmobiling."
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Sahen's Truck

I'm not sure why I turn everything into a race or why I feel I have to be first with everything, but I do.
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December 16, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Speedwerx 1100 ProCross/ ProClimb/Z1 Turbo ECU Re-Mapping

This is as simple as it gets for adding serious horsepower to your 1100 ProCross/ProClimb/Z1 Turbo sled.
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December 15, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Arctiva Comp 6 RR Jacket, Pants

For those seeking the ultimate in high-tech riding gear, look no further as Arctiva introduces the new Comp 6 RR Jacket and Pants. Mountain riders and
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December 15, 2011
News

BRP Files Lawsuits Against Arctic Cat For Patent Infringement

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), manufacturer of Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, today filed lawsuits in Canada and the United States claimi
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December 15, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Burandt Edition RPM Trailer

Trails West has announced its new Burandt Edition RPM model trailers.
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December 15, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

CPC Redline Guage

Cutler's Performance Center has released a new digital snowmobile gauge.
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December 15, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

High Plains Drifter: Freeriding racer style with David McClure

Not all freeriders are racers, but most all racers are freeriders.
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December 15, 2011
News

Ski-Doo Snowmobiles, Carl Kuster Mountain Park Launch New Riding Camp

Valcourt, QC - BRP's Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Carl Kuster have joined forces in creating a new riding camp designed to deliver an unparalleled mountain
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December 15, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SnoWest Newsletter - Dec 15

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December 15, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Ryan Harris

SnoWest Ryan Harris Blog - Dec 15

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December 15, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Dec 15: Failing The Test

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December 14, 2011
News

Levi LaVallee On Tonight Show On Wednesday

Snowmobile star Levi LaVallee will be a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT (10:35 p.m. CT) on NBC.
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December 13, 2011
News

Preorder "Bucky's: Stories and Recollections" Book Now

A new book is in the works, highlighting a Polaris dealership in the small Wyoming town of Pinedale and the families who have made it into one of the
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December 12, 2011
News

Arctic Cat Launches E-Commerce Website For Canada: Shop online at www.arcticcat.com

Thief River Falls, Minn. - Arctic Cat launched its first online Arctic Store in the U.S. in late May and has now launched its second online store in C
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December 12, 2011
Column

Big Fat Lies

I'm going to ride more this year. Sure I am. Because why wouldn't life be less busy this winter than it ever has before? And since when has the tenden
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December 10, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Chris Brown Signs With Yamaha Motor Canada

Slednecks rider Chris Brown is one of the world's best backcountry freeriders and Yamaha Motor Canada is thrilled to have him riding an FX Nytro M-TX.
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December 10, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Maverick: Sahen's First Stop

Sahen Skinner has inked a deal to become the first snowmobile athlete sponsored by Maverick, which operates a chain of fuel stations in the Rocky Moun
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December 10, 2011
Feature, Snow Tests

Mountain Freerides Put The Hurt On Mountains: These terrain masters shine in the backcountry

What started out as a curiosity when the Polaris Assault was unleashed on the mountains just three model seasons ago has evolved into a full-blown mou
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December 10, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
Sledheads

Movie Night

Burandt's Back Country Adventure 2011 is a fresh take on how fun snowmobiling in the backcountry really is-because it's not just about sledding.
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December 10, 2011| Published in the December 2011 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Tough Job

Most guys think of Dan Adams' job as a clinic instructor as just playing on the snow every day.
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December 09, 2011
News

La Niña Expected to Bring Great Conditions for Snowmobile Season: Togwotee Mountain Lodge assures snowmobilers with a snow guarantee

Moran, WYO - Togwotee Mountain Lodge, rated a top snowmobile destination by readers of SnoWest Magazine, is now open for snowmobiling. With a second y
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December 08, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SnoWest Newsletter - Dec 8

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December 08, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Dec 8: Shape Up

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December 08, 2011
News

Snowmobiling Websites, Facebook Expand

Haslett, MI - As we look at the last 20 years of communication transformation, most are amazed. Communication amongst snowmobilers has changed forever
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December 07, 2011
News

Polaris Chooses Progressive As Preferred Powersports Insurance Provider: Companies join forces to make it easy for off-road riders to get coverage

Minneapolis - Polaris has chosen Progressive Insurance as its preferred ATV, Side x Side, snowmobile and neighborhood vehicle insurer. By joining forc
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December 06, 2011
News

Young Guns Shootout Freestyle Shootout This Weekend

Bessemer, MI - While many sledheads are familiar with the top freestyle snowmobile athletes they see on TV competing in the Winter X Games, there are
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December 05, 2011
News, Polaris

Polaris National Demo Tour Brings A Terrain Domination Experience To Riders Across the Snowbelt

Medina, MN - Riders from the heights of deep snow country to the trails of the Midwest and Northeast are signing up to experience Polaris Terrain Domi
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December 02, 2011
News

Plan On Participating In Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week

Haslett, MI - The snowmobile community has announced Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week, which will be held Feb. 11-20, 2012. This elongated week celebra
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December 01, 2011
News, Ski-Doo

GoPro HD: Snowmobile X Games 15 - Slednecks - Freestyle

Here's a primer for the upcoming Winter X Games.
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December 01, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SnoWest Newsletter - Dec 1

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December 01, 2011
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Dec 1: Annoying Neighbor (Part 2)

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December 01, 2011
Column
LANE LINDSTROM

Staying Involved In Snowmobiling

Over the past several weeks I've spent I don't know how many hours checking and re-checking all the information associated with the travel guides (Wes
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