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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Steve Janes

12 Days of SnoWest: Trip of a Lifetime

Looks can be deceiving.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

2013 Helmet Buyer's Guide: Armor For Your Head

Available in black, blue and green, and orange, the HMK/F2 Carbon Pro Series helmet is Snell M2010 and DOT-approved and includes a removable breath box and cold weather plug kit.
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September 30, 2013
Industry News

Arctic Cat, Yamaha Celebrate Joint Snowmobile Production: First Yamaha SR Vipers are off assembly line in Thief River Falls, MN

Thief River Falls, Minn. - As the very first Yamaha SR Viper units rolled off the assembly line at the Arctic Cat factory in Thief River Falls, MN, em
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Arctic Cat: How Is It Better Than Last Year?

Arctic Cat is charging hard. And we’re not just using that as a cliche about jungle cats.
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September 30, 2013
New Products

ArcticFX Graphics introduces their AFX SledwrapR app.

ArcticFX Graphics introduces their AFX SledwrapR app.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Steve Janes

Crash Course in Publishing Economics

In Journalism 101, students learn of a basic philosophy when it comes to advertising and editorial—you keep them separate.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Everlite Trailers Reaches 500 Retail Sales

Look Trailers announced last February that its Everlite Trailer brand had reached 500 retail sales.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Exclusive SnoWest Mountain Sled Buyer’s Guide

It doesn’t matter if we’re in the market for a new snowmobile, we all like looking at them.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Gear Box

Gates Corporation has introduced the Gates G-Force C12 continuously variable transmission (CVT) belt, the market’s first carbon tensile cord CVT belt. Engineered for drop-in perfor­mance, the newest addition to the high-performing G-Force CVT belt line fe
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

In-Depth: Stock Mountain Skis

The ski is an important component of any snowmobile and has a critical func­tion in the handling and performance of the sled.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Look Trailers 28-ft Enclosed: Rolling comfort for your fleet of fun

We now have two solid sledding seasons plus constant summer use with UTVs on our Vision Puresport Look Trailer since picking it up at Look’s Springville, UT, plant.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Polaris: How Is It Better Than Last Year?

So you’re in your garage looking at your 2013 Polaris 800 Pro RMK and thinking out loud how great it served you last winter … but with a thought that it could certainly be worth great trade-in value for a new 2014 model.
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September 30, 2013
News

Public Meeting To Discuss Potential Closure Of Granite Mountain To Over-Snow Use-CANCELLED

McCall, Idaho - Would you like to voice your opinion on the potential over-snow special order to close approximately 4,730 acres on Granite Mountain t
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Ski-Doo: How Is It Better Than Last Year?

The XM version of the Rev platform helped catapult Ski-Doo to the top of the mountains in the West last year.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Snowmobile Industry Bits & Pieces

Every year, we tally and total the number of snowmobile sales for the western United States and Canada and then present an exclusive report in one of the early-season issues of SnoWest Magazine.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Mark Schiffner, Team Industries

Track Length Vs. Clutching: How to Make Them Work Together

When Team Industries developed the first Team clutch (the TSS-98), we needed a place to test clutches on snow­mobiles that would load them hard.
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September 30, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Yamaha: How Is It Better Than Last Year?

When you look at Yamaha’s moun­tain roster for the 2014 season, it might look hauntingly similar to what you saw in 2013.
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September 27, 2013
Industry News

Dayco Celebrates 40 Years of Operation At Belt Manufacturing Facility

Troy, Mich. - Dayco Products is celebrating 40 years of operation at its Walterboro, SC, manufacturing facility. The facility surpassed the 40-year ma
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September 27, 2013
News

Garth Kaufman Joins Team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat

Longtime Team Arctic racer, Garth Kaufman, has joined team Monster Energy/Arctic Cat as a mechanic for Tucker Hibbert, the reigning ISOC National Snoc
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September 26, 2013
News

Pounding The Dirt Until The Snow Flies

While you are all dreaming of snow (and, in some areas, watching it fall in the mountains), we've been hard at work still pounding the dirt for our si
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September 25, 2013
Industry News

In Its 3rd Year, The Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop Attracts Snow Safety Industry's Top Leaders

Whitefish, MT - The 3rd annual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop (NRASW) will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
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September 25, 2013| Published in the January 2011 issue
Sledheads

New Products

All Hartman tunnel extensions are plastic-coated aluminum sheets that are laser-cut and CNC-formed to eliminate break marks and scratches during manuf
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September 20, 2013
News
By Jack Welch, BlueRibbon Coalition

Park Service Announces Continuing Winter Access To Yellowstone: Updated information from previous SnoWest.com news update

The National Park Service (NPS) announced the signing of the Yellowstone Winter Use Plan Record of Decision by Intermountain Regional Director John We
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September 19, 2013
Video

2013 SnoWest Great White project Sled

Earlier this year we had a great time with Team Arctic's Pro snowmobiler's David McClure and Rob Kincaid. The two build the sled at the Intermountain
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September 19, 2013
News

Snowmobile great Paul Thacker steps it up to help injured athletes get back in the game: The new Paul Thacker Spinal Cord Recovery Foundation aims to help fallen athletes, like Thacker himself, get back in the saddle!

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (September 18, 2013) - Nearly three years, on a seemingly innocuous pile of chilly, white snow in upstate Minnesota Paul Thacker's l
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September 19, 2013
News

Test Results Released On E-15 Fuel Impact on Snowmobiles

Haslett, MI - The U.S. Department Of Energy (DOE) released a study conducted by Michigan Technological University which was designed to evaluate the e
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September 19, 2013
News

There's Snow In Them Thar Hills

Yep, we saw snow in the mountains of eastern Idaho and southwest Montana today. And just to be sure we weren't seeing things, we did a quick check of
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September 18, 2013
News

New World Water Distance Mark Via A Snowmobile Set

Ivalo, Finland -- The European Watercross Champion, Antti Holmberg, rode a total distance of 111.9 miles on a water-prepped Ski-Doo to break the Guinn
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September 16, 2013
Industry News

BRP Increases Number Of Free Avalanche Awareness Seminars In North America

Valcourt, QC - BRP is adding to its already strong leadership role in avalanche awareness and safety by bringing 62 seminars to snowmobilers throughou
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September 12, 2013
Industry News

MotorFist Signs As Official Clothing Sponsor Of Team Jimmy John's

Winnipeg, Manitoba - Team Jimmy John's/Ski-Doo/Boss Racing is pleased to announce its partnership with MotorFist as the official outerwear clothing sp
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September 11, 2013
Industry News

PSI Power: Continued Availability And Future Innovation

Ogden, UT - PSI Power, founded by Bruce Kahlhamer in 1973, was purchased by the owners of Kick Ass Powersports in April 2013, on the 40th anniversary
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September 10, 2013
Industry News

Matt Malfitano Joins Arctic Cat as Vice President, North American Sales

Plymouth, Minn. - Arctic Cat has announced that Matt Malfitano is joining Arctic Cat as Vice President of North American Sales. Malfitano will be resp
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September 09, 2013
Industry News

Wanna Go Fast? How About Cat's Race-Replica ZR 6000 With C-Tec2 6000 Series Power?

Arctic Cat launches into 2014 with the all-new ZR 6000 Sno Pro RR, a consumer race replica snowmobile powered by the new C-Tec2 599cc 2-stroke engine
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September 07, 2013
Industry News

2014 Polaris IQ Race Sled Delivers Improved Holeshots, Enhanced Handling With New Lightweight Crankshaft, 128-Inch Rear Suspension

Polaris snowmobile racers will enjoy the competitive advantages of the innovative new 2014 Polaris IQ race sled that features a new lightweight cranks
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September 07, 2013
Industry News

Arctic Cat M6000 Sno Pro 153 Unveiled At Hay Days

Arctic Cat returns to the mountain 125-hp 2-stroke class for 2014 with a lightweight, high-performance M6000 Sno Pro featuring the powerful, new C-TEC
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September 07, 2013
Industry News

BRP'S 2014 Ski-Doo MX Zx 600rs: Quicker, Straighter And Stronger

Valcourt, QC 3, BRP's 2014 Ski-Doo MX Zx 600RS features major changes: the snowmobile will turn quicker, stay straighter in the bumps and have stronge
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September 06, 2013
News
By Center for Biological Diversity

Legal Agreement Requires Forest Service To Examine Wildlife Impacts Of Snowmobiling In California Under Increased Scrutiny

Sacramento, Calif. - A new legal agreement between conservation groups and the U.S. Forest Service requires the agency to fully assess the impacts of
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September 05, 2013
Industry News

International Snowmobile Racing Sold To Todd Achterberg

Eagle River, WI - International Snowmobile Racing (ISR) has been purchased by Todd Achterberg and is now located in Eagle River, WI, at 1527 N. Railro
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September 03, 2013
Industry News

Cat To Unveil TWO New Sleds This Weekend At Hay Days

We got this notice from Arctic Cat: Belief will be suspended. Minds will be blown. And curtains will be raised. Because it's time to unveil snowmobile
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