18 Project Sled
Even though we've been building project sleds for the past 19 years, it never seems to get old. We love the challenge of taking a mountain sled and making it lighter, stronger and faster. Here's our latest project. By Ryan Harris
30 First Ride
After months of the summer doldrums we finally had enough snow to take the three mountain 800s out for some initial impressions. Here's what we thought of the Arctic Cat M 800 Sno Pro, Polaris Pro RMK 800 and Ski-Doo Summit X 800.
34 Big Hole Mountains: A Fairly Well-Kept Secret
Eastern Idaho's Big Hole Mountains may not be big and flashy, but snowmobiling there is definitely fun. After years of riding the area we finally decided to put our experiences down on paper. By Lane Lindstrom
42 Five Questions For Klim's John Summers
In case you haven't heard, Polaris Industries bought Klim. What does that mean? We asked Klim's John Summers five questions to find out.
44 Winter Driving Tips
If you love to snowmobile, chances are you have to drive to get to the riding spots. Here are some tips on getting there and back safely. By Greg Black
46 Snowmobile Suspensions: Not Such A Mystery Afterall
Timbersled's Allen Mangum gives us the nuts and bolts of snowmobile suspensions and how you can take some simple steps to make your ride better. By Allen Mangum
52 Exclusive SnoWest Magazine Travel Guide
If you're still wondering what happened to the rest of the states we didn't feature in this year's Western Guide to Snowmobiling, well wonder no more. The states featured here offer numerous snowmobiling opportunities and we show where you can plan your next snowmobile adventure.
8 Runnin' On Empty By Lane Lindstrom
10 Fronts & Forecasts
12 Gear Box
48 Advertiser Index
50 Product Review MotorFist Stomper Boots
70 Snow Dust
Last year's project sled--Project X--just a memory. We've not only already built our latest SnoWest project sled, we've actually dialed up some serious backcountry miles on it. Photo by Ryan Harris