SnoWest December 2013

December 2013

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December 2013

Volume 40, Number 8




18 Freeride Sleds

Aren't the mountain 800s enough? What are these all-mountain 800s? By Ryan Harris


24 Exclusive SnoWest Performance Products Guide

There are very few—if any—sledders who leave their snowmobile bone stock. We’re always doing something with it. If you’re looking for ideas for your next sled change, look no further. It’s right here.


36 SnoWest Snowmobile Boot Showcase

There’s not much worse than wet and/or cold feet while snowmobiling. If that’s your issue, you may need to look at replacing your boots.


40 Science We Can Deal With

We were invited to tag along when Klim visited the 3M facilities in St. Paul, MN, where we learned about the Science of Warmth and the Science of Vision. Here’s what we found out. By Lane Lindstrom


44 Brian Head: More Than Just Downhill Skiing

We’ve long known that Brian Head, UT, is more than just downhill skiing. We finally got to experience it for ourselves, spending two days riding high in southern Utah’s mountains. By Lane Lindstrom


53 Does This Ski Stance Make Me Look Fat?

We take an in-depth look at each of the Big Four’s ski stances on their mountain machines.


56 Side Panel Access: Sometimes A Pain In The Side

We also take an in-depth look at how easy it is (or isn’t) to open the side panels on the mountains sleds.



6 Guest Column By Sandra Mitchell

8 Letters To The Editor

10 Fronts & Forecasts

14 Gear Box

52 Product Review: FXR Riding Gear

52 Advertiser Index

62 Snow Dust



Ski-Doo’s Freeride sleds are riding even higher for 2014 as they get upgraded to the XM chassis. Photo by Ryan Harris


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