For as long as we’ve been riding snowmobiles we’ve know what kind of difference a snowstorm can make to the riding conditions. We may have always know that difference but it doesn’t make us any less excited to go riding after a recent snowstorm.
And that includes riding this past Monday after a big snowstorm roared through eastern Idaho, dumping anywhere from inches to several feet of new snow, depending on the area.
We rode Commissary Ridge near Swan Valley on Dec. 15 and found the snow conditions a bit thin in some places and in other places it was not too bad way back in the trees where we could venture off trail without worrying too much about taking out an A-arm on a rock or stump. Of course, it was still early in the riding season and we were being careful as to where we went.
Then a couple of days ago we rode the same area, which now had 2-3 feet of new snow and the conditions were phenomenal. And for most of the day, ours were the only tracks we saw.
We can’t wait for the next storm.