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Idaho Snowmobile Show Is Over; Now It's Time To Really Snow

Published online: Nov 17, 2012 News
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Photos by Lane Lindstrom, Ryan Harris and Steve Janes

Now that the Idaho Snowmobile Show, one of the last snowmobile shows before winter, is over for another year, all that's left is for Mother Nature to open the storm clouds and let it snow.

Those attending the snowmobile show, sponsored by SnoWest Magazine, the Idaho State Snowmobile Show and Allstate Insurance, on the second day again found plenty to choose from. And almost all of it was snowmobile-related.

There were a couple of exceptions, like the Boise State-Colorado State football game on the big screen and a free lunch sponsored by Arctic Cat. Okay, so the free lunch was kind of snowmobile related. Arctic Cat of course makes snowmobiles and there were plenty of prizes given away during the lunch. How does that count you ask? Tell us any snowmobiler who doesn't like to win free stuff. Speaking of winning, one lucky show goer on Saturday won a pretty sweet door prize: a Klim coat, Klim boots and Klim's new goggles.

We noticed several folks stopped and watched us put on the finishing touches on our latest SnoWest project sled, which started with a 2013 Arctic Cat M 800 Sno Pro LTD 153. Arctic Cat professional hillclimbers Rob Kincaid and Dave McClure helped with our project sled, that is, when they weren't signing autographs.

There was an entire slate of seminars, all sponsored by Klim, again on Saturday, including installing a sled wrap (John Aquinaga), snowmobile preseason prep (Dustin Pancheri), technical mountain riding tips (Bret Rasmussen), choosing the best goggle and lenses (Sid Huntsman) and avalanche survival (Matt Potratz) and avalanche prepardness (Idaho Department of Parks and Rec).

Not only are we showing a picture of the Show & Shine, sponsored by Western Power Sports and Ultimax Belts, winners, but also a few other pretty nice sleds we saw at the show.