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January 31, 2012
News

RMSHA Forced To Alter Race Schedule

If you were looking forward to a couple of days of hillclimb racing this weekend, well you'll have to wait a bit longer.
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January 30, 2012
News

Website Shows Where You Can Find Ethanol-Free Gasoline

Finally, a website that tells where you can buy ethanol-free gasoline. In the pages of SnoWest Magazine and on www.snowest.com, we've shared time and
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Amber Holt

Back To The Basics

"When in doubt throttle out" is actually an unsafe practice to rely on and usually is the result of a rider reacting late or behind a compromising sit
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

BRP XP-R Carbon Light Helmet

When it comes to lightweight helmets nothing matches the BRP XP-R Carbon Light, which is 25 percent lighter than all other helmets in its category.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Dalton Industries Helixes

Dalton Industries has the industry's largest selection of helixes and that selection is continually growing.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
LANE LINDSTROM

Full-on Fun In Halfway: Nothing Halfway About Snowmobiling in N.E. Oregon

Our journey to Halfway started with a rather innocuous e-mail.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Prima Goggle and Eliminator Fan

The challenge with goggles is finding the right ones for the right conditions that fit your helmet.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Ryan Harris

Project MLC [Mid-Life Crisis]: Building a 2011 Polaris Pro RMK into a perfect backcountry mountain sled

Flashy colors, hot rod power and a lot of bling ... sounds about right for a mid-life crisis.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Donovan Facey

Project Xtreme Mountain King: Breaking The 400-Pound Barrier

Building and riding a no-compromise modern snowmobile that weighs less than 400 lbs.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Rev Arc Ramp

Everybody needs to load a sled into the back of a pickup at some point.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Bret Rasmussen

Schooled: Teach Me Some Tricks

One of the most common questions that I am requested to answer is simply, "What technique do I need to work on to improve my ride?" The answer is easy
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

SPOT Connect

No cell signal? No problem. SPOT Connect provides connectivity to global communication satellites for sending custom text messages from the backcountr
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Supercharger Or Turbo?

Two years ago, when it came to 4-stroke mountain sleds, you had a couple of choices: the Yamaha Nytro MTX or Yamaha Phazer MTX.
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Survival Rescue Knife, Stormproof Matches

The farthest thing from a snowmobiler's mind when he goes out to enjoy the snow is thinking of all the bad things that could happen that would turn a
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January 28, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
LANE LINDSTROM

Yamaha Phazer MTX: Still an ideal entry-level mountain sled

Take a look in almost any snowmobile dealership or look at any of the major manufacturers' websites and it's easy to think snowmobiling these days is
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

10 Ski-Doo Models BAT Certified For YNP: Sleds also meet BAT for GTNP

BRP has 10 2012 Ski-Doo snowmobile models certified for use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks where some of the toughest emission standard
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Carbon Fiber Clutch Covers

Patrick Custom Carbon has used Indy Car technology to design and develop carbon fiber clutch covers for Polaris P85, Comet 102C, Belmont 4 Post and Ar
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Chris Brown Signs With Yamaha Motor Canada

Slednecks rider Chris Brown is one of the world's best backcountry freeriders and Yamaha Motor Canada announced recently that Brown will be riding an
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January 27, 2012
News

Club Members Can Win $5,000 Just For Taking A Friend Snowmobiling

The members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris and Yamaha) join the organized snowmobile community in
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

DynoPort Summit E-Tec Pipe

DynoPort's E-Tec Summit Big Volume Pipe can pump up your sled by 3 hp at peak rpm and 5 hp at mid-range.
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

EVS SV1 Trail Vest

EVS Sports has launched its first line of snow vests.
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Klim Extreme Bib

Another new design making up Klim's 2011-12 lineup, the Extreme Bib improves upon the innovative pant/bib hybrid that has become a favorite of the mos
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Letters To The Editor

I just perused the latest issue and had somewhat of an epiphany.
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

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, WY, just minutes
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

NEXTECH Torque Arm Easy Height Adjuster

NEXTECH has developed an adjuster plate to quickly change the height of your front arm on the rear suspension.
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Rear Bumper Upgrade For Pro RMK

Holz Racing Products now offers a new aluminum bumper for the 2011-12 Polaris Pro RMK and 800 Assault.
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

TAGear Handlebar Bag

TAGear's Handlebar Bag securely attaches to most mountain bars and sleds with bar risers.
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

White Out & Wide Open: Weakest Link

Amidst the snow flurries on that cold January morning, a group of four snowmobilers wound their way through the rugged backcountry in the Salt River R
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January 27, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

Yellowstone Will Be Open For Sledding This Winter: NPS to implement one-year rule for 2011-12 Winter Use Plan

National Park Service planners will implement a "One-Year Rule" for the upcoming 2011-12 winter season, in order to allow time to better address signi
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January 26, 2012
News

Snow Drags Coming To Bend, OR

If you're in need of a racing fix-whether it's as a competitor or spectator-then Bend, OR, is the place to be in February.
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January 25, 2012
News, Polaris

Injuries Sideline Polaris Freestyle Champs Levi LaVallee, Daniel Bodin; Both Will Miss 2012 Winter X Games

Just two weeks after setting the world record for motorsports distance jumping, Polaris snocross racer and freestyle rider Levi LaVallee (Team LaValle
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January 24, 2012
News

Avalanche Project Aims To Save Snowmobilers' Lives: Federally-funded program to educate about risks

Snowmobilers heading into big-mountain terrain will soon be able to take advantage of information from a new project aimed at preventing deaths and in
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January 23, 2012
News

BlueRibbon Seeks Role In Snowmobile Lawsuit

Boise, ID - The BlueRibbon Coalition last week filed papers seeking to enter a lawsuit threatening snowmobiling on lands throughout the National Fores
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January 19, 2012
News

IDPR Urges Caution As Avalanche Danger Increases

Avalanche danger has been moderate to considerable in many Idaho locations with the little snowpack that currently exists. The Idaho Department of Par
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January 19, 2012
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Ryan Harris

SnoWest Ryan Harris Blog - Jan 19th: Stupid kill switch

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January 19, 2012
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Jan 19th: Finding Snow

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January 18, 2012
News

Snow Bike Racing Returns To McCall Winter Carnival

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, the world's premier snow bike race, known as Flashpoint, returns to the McCall Golf Course during the 50,000-person Mc
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January 18, 2012
Column
Bret Rasmussen

Teach Me Some Tricks

One of the most common questions that I am requested to answer is simply, "What technique do I need to work on to improve my ride?" The answer is easy
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January 17, 2012
News

Alpine Assassins Premier This Weekend In Washington

The boys from Alpine Assassins are taking their show on the road. This time, they invade the Northwest for one big show in the great state of Washingt
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January 16, 2012
News

Yamaha Unveils Racing Show On YouTube

Yamaha Motor Corp. announced that the first episode of the Yamaha Racing Show is now online at the Yamaha Motor, U.S.A. YouTube Channel. Yamaha is pro
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January 13, 2012
News

New Photo Contest And Online Community Created For Local Snowmobilers In Alberta

A new website has been created to get the message out about safe snowmobiling across Alberta, Canada.
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January 12, 2012
News

Month-Long Polaris Goodwill Event Provides Jackets, Bibs For The Needy, Rewards Riders With Pure Polaris Discounts

Medina, MN - Upgrade your snowmobile jacket and feel good doing it during the Pure Polaris "Donate for a Discount" Sales Event that runs Jan. 9-Feb. 9
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January 12, 2012
Column
Steve Janes

Weakest Link

Amidst the snow flurries on that cold January morning, a group of four snowmobilers wound their way through the rugged backcountry in the Salt River R
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January 11, 2012
News

US Forest Service Announces 2012 Fee Waiver Days To Increase Visitor Opportunities, Stimulate Local Economies: First fee waiver weekend is Jan. 14-16 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington - The U.S. Forest Service announced today eight dates for the new year when national forests nationwide will waive fees that are usually co
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January 10, 2012
Feature

Building a 2011 Polaris Pro RMK into a perfect backcountry mountain sled: Project Mid-Life Crisis

Flashy colors, hot rod power and a lot of bling ... sounds about right for a mid-life crisis. But there's more to Project MLC than that. When Polaris
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January 10, 2012
News

International Snowmobile Safety Week 2012 Is Jan. 15-21

Haslett, MI - The four snowmobile manufacturers are pleased to support and encourage participation in the upcoming International Snowmobile Safety Wee
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January 09, 2012
News

Snowmobiling Reduced In Final Clearwater Forest Travel Plan Decision

Orofino, ID - With public comments analyzed and analysis completed, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell has decided how motor
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January 06, 2012
News

12 Days Of SnoWest Winners Announced-Are You One Of Them?

The 12 Days of SnoWest giveaways are in full swing. Attached is a list of the winners for all 12 days, including the winners of the Ski-Doo Summit and
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January 05, 2012
News

Mountain West Racing Season Begins This Weekend: Two days of racing scheduled for Island Park

Mountain West Racing's snocross season is set to begin this weekend in Island Park, ID, with two days of racing Jan. 7-8. The races take place near th
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January 05, 2012
White Out & Wide Open—The Blog
Steve Janes

SnoWest Steve Janes Blog - Jan 5th: Balanced Winter

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January 04, 2012
News, Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat Buys Back From Suzuki

Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT), a company specializing in the manufacture and sale of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, has recently paid $79.3 mil
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January 03, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Sledheads
Irina Adams

Snowmobiling is a Hard Core Sport

Today we are going to discuss the importance of a six-pack and no I don't mean beer.
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January 03, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Sledheads
Chris Burandt

What's Next?

Anyone remember what sled really changed the game for you?
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January 03, 2012
News

Yellowstone Switches to Oversnow Travel Parkwide Last Saturday

With significant snowfall throughout the park over a period of 48 hours last week, Yellowstone National Park rang in the New Year by transitioning ful
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January 02, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Sledheads
Ryan Harris

Headline

There's a saying that if you like sausage, don't ever watch how it's made.
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January 02, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Sledheads
Dan Gardiner

Keeping up with Kris with Kaltenbacher

There are three general types of snowmobilers: the beginner or "newbie," the intermediate rider and finally, the diehard sledhead.
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January 02, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Sledheads

New Products

DynoPort's E-Tec Summit Big Volume Pipe can pump up your sled by 3 hp at peak rpm and 5 hp at mid-range.
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January 02, 2012
News

Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Double Dose Of Distance

San Diego, Calif. - Just after midnight on the East Coast (9 p.m. Pacific) Levi LaVallee and Robbie Maddison soared over 300 feet of water, and when t
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January 01, 2012
Column
Chris Burandt

Anyone remember what sled really changed the game for you

This might show my age a little bit, but for me it was the 1997 Polaris Indy 700 RMK. At first I remember not wanting to give into the hype so I ended
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