SNOWEST March 2013
SnoWest Deep Powder Shootout, 2014 Snowmobile Model Preview, Gear Box, Tech Tip.
SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE!
Arctic Cat-Yamaha Partnership
Who benefits more from the recent partnership between Arctic Cat and Yamaha?
Both will benefit equally
Neither will benefit much
I live under a rock; what partnership?
View the results without voting
Total Number of Votes:
Is Global Warming Cool?
One Last Ride
It’s A Whole New Season
Up North … Deep Snow
Six Months Changes Attitudes
Yamaha Phazer MTX
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 all about big horsepower, superchargers and turbos.
Early Snow Beats All Of Last Year’s Snow
First Ride? I’m still recovering from the last ride of the season. It was May 10, Wyoming. The snow had receded quite a bit from the ride the week previous. In fact, we couldn’t unload at the same spot near an opening in the woods big enough to turn a trailer around. So when I arrived at that location where I was supposed to meet up with Bret Rasmussen and a couple other guys, I figured I was early since Bret’s truck and 38-foot trailer weren’t there. But he was actually parked a mile further up the muddy, narrow dirt road. I assumed there was a place to turn around, so I trucked on up the road. Bret had actually backed his trailer up there from the spot I was waiting for him at. Maybe the guy should teach clinics on backing up trailers…
Polaris Hillclimbers Win 11 Of 15 RMSHA Pro Points Titles
Curtis wins five titles, Beukelman three
Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers more or less dominated on the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Assn. (RMSHA) circuit this past winter, winning 11 Pro class points titles, all three Semi-Pro points crowns, two Women’s points titles and the lion’s share of King of the Hill honors at the circuit’s five points events.
view all news
News Sponsored by
Dutchman Closed To Snowmobiles
The Deschutes National Forest closed central Oregon's Dutchman Sno-Park’s snowmobiling access last weekend, citing early snow melt. Dutchman Sno-Park is located near Mt. Bachelor on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.
May 22, 2013
Legal Challenges Continue
As you should know by now, the snowmobile community was dealt a blow with a Judge's ruling in a recent case brought by Winter Wildlands Alliance (cross country skiers) against the Forest Service. The WWA challenged the legality of the Travel Management Rule of the Forest Service.
May 21, 2013
If You're Bored ...
The Dirt Toys Magazine crew (the same folks who work on SnoWest Magazine in the winter months) is hard at work (kind of, sort of) in Moab, UT, at the Rally on the Rocks. So if you're bored and need some dirt vehicles to look at while you dream of winter, check out these daily links from our rides in Moab.
May 16, 2013
Video: Erik Roner Jumps Sled Off 800-Foot Cliff
Erik Roner, who has already made a name for himself in extreme sports circles for his skiing and BASE jumping escapades, has now officially gotten our attention over here at SnoWest.
May 13, 2013
Season Of Championships For Team Arctic
As the last checkered flag dropped on the 2012-13 snowmobile racing season, Team Arctic racers claimed the most high point championship titles in the sport’s most prestigious circuits. The championship success underscores the talent and dedication of the racers and crews, as well as the high-performance pedigree of the Sno Pro and M Series snowmobiles.
May 11, 2013
Sneak Peek: 2014 Ski-Doo MX Zx 600RS
Valcourt, QC – The Valcourt race shop team is working hard this summer to finalize snowmobile configurations in preparation for the coming season. While it will be September before all the final specs (or any pictures) are released on the 2014 MX Zx 600RS race sled, a few general things are known and can be shared.
May 08, 2013
Yamaha’s Cat-Like Features
Let the jokes/smart remarks (and most likely speculation) begin. We know they're coming. Yamacat. Catahama. There will be more.
February 20, 2013
What’s New For Ski-Doo In 2014
February 23, 2013
Arctic Cat’s New 2014 Models
Arctic Cat announces its new 2014 models with lots of exciting additions. We’ll get things started with the M8000 models.
February 27, 2013
Behind The Scenes With Yamaha Factory Hillclimb Racing
The Yamaha Factory Hillcimb race team was putting mod sleds together at the team's shop in Wyoming this week. SnoWest gives you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look.
February 02, 2013
2014 Polaris Models Unveiled
The new Polaris lineup features trail performance, touring and Adventure models that let riders dominate on the trails and explore with confidence off-trail. Polaris crossover, deep snow and backcountry models inspire riders to reach places they never thought accessible before. The lineup also includes a workhorse of a utility model and a 120 Indy youth model that gets young riders off to the right start.
March 05, 2013
Here's What You Missed If Didn't Go To The Expo This Weekend
So you thought you had better things to do this weekend than go to the World Snowmobile Expo in West Yellowstone, MT? What a shame because you missed quite a party.
March 16, 2013
Arctic Cat Announces Engine And Co-Brand Agreements With Yamaha Motor Corporation
Plymouth, MN – Arctic Cat Inc. has entered into an Engine Supply Agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation to expand its purchase of snowmobile engines starting in the 2014 model year. Arctic Cat initially entered into an agreement to purchase the Yamaha 123cc 4-stroke engines for their youth snowmobile in 2009. This agreement has now been expanded to include select 4-stroke engines from Yamaha.
February 19, 2013
If you own a 2011-13 Polaris RMK in the Pro Ride chassis and you're looking for a little extra padding for your knees, then these Atkinson Upholstery knees pads might just be the ticket. ...
These ABS plastic plates include a heavy vinyl screen and are meant to keep snow out of your sled’s engine belts while still allowing heat to escape. The escaping heat melts any snow buildup so there...
Black Ice Snowmobile Shop Dolly
Why struggle to move a snowmobile into the shop—or worse yet, have to call in a favor from a buddy to lend a hand? The Black Ice snowmobile shop dolly makes maneuvering that sled into just the right...
View All Ads
Left Hand Throttle
Radar Inst./Timing Systems
Sleds- Passenger/ Cargo
Dealers & Repair Shops
Resorts & Hotels
Rentals & Tours
Clubs & Orgs
Trails & Riding Areas
Picture of the Week
© 2013 SnoWest® Magazine
Harris Publishing, Inc.