SnoWest February Online 2014

February Online 2014

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February 2014
Volume 41, Number 2



14 SnoWest Magazine Is Turning 40

We can say time flies when you’re having fun because that’s how we feel having produced SnoWest Magazine for 40 years now.  By Steve Janes


20 SnoWest Project Snow Bike

We’ve successfully transformed a Yamaha WR450F into a Timbersled Mountain Horse snow bike…complete with a turbo.


22 SnoWest Project OPTIMUS Climb

How do you make the 2014 Polaris Pro RMK 800 Better? Here’s our formula, which is the 2014 SnoWest Project Sled.


24 SnoWest Snowmobile Gear Bag Showcase

We don’t know of any snowmobiler who doesn’t have a gear bag or two, along with a backpack and, these days, an avi pack. Here are the latest bags available for western riders.


26 Slip, Sliding Away

We take on the Bridgestone Winter Driving School and came away with ninja dirving skills. By Lane Lindstrom


36 Never A Ride We Didn’t Like

Canada’s British Columbia is known for its spectacular riding areas. One of the areas that has helped BC become snowmobiling heaven is Sicamous. Yea, it’s that good. By Lane Lindstrom


46 Is Carbon Fiber Worth The Price?

Pretty much everyone agrees that carbon fiber is nice stuff—but is it worth the price? We ask and expert.


50 World Snowmobile Expo – In Pictures

We share some of our favorite shots from last year’s World Snowmobile Expo in West Yellowstone, MT.



 6 Runnin’ On Empty By Lane Lindstrom

 8 Fronts & Forecasts

12 Gear Box

34 Product Review: TekVest Mountain Pack

32 Advertiser Index

46 Snow Dust


On The Cover

This is the closest we’ve seen the ne M 6000 in action. We are still waiting for seat time. Photo courtesy of Arctic Cat

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