Some friends and I have gone snowmobiling in the west a few times- mainly to Cooke City.

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Name: Pete Hill

Question: Matt, Some friends and I have gone snowmobiling in the west a few times- mainly to Cooke City. We love hill climbing and very technical riding, aren't fans of groomed trail riding. We're in our mid to late 30's and have been snowmobiling a good portion of our lives. What we're wondering is, are there any other towns/places that compare to Cooke City in the west? We're thinking of trying someplace new, but don't wan't boring riding either. Any thoughts?
Thanks, Pete H.

Hi Pete. Thanks for your question! I have not been to Cooke City yet, so I can't make any accurate comparisons. I hope to ride there sometime soon as it is definitely one of the places on my 'want to ride' list. From personal experience, everywhere that I have visited and ridden has been great so long as there is decent snow. It seems that most all areas in the western United States offer very good riding so long as you are able to find the type of terrain that you enjoy. This might be easiest accomplished by riding with a guide or attending one of the 'camps, workshops, clinics, adventures, etc' offered by many professional riders. I don't think any of those would be boring! For a good reference of areas to possibly visit, I would recommend checking out the November 2014 issue of SnoWest Magazine and their annual 'Western Guide to Snowmobiling' that starts on page 31. There is a lot of information including many destinations. Here is a link to the online version- . Wherever you end up, I hope you and your friends have an awesome winter and maybe our paths will cross sometime!
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