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The First Modern Mountain Snowmobile: The 1994 Ski-Doo Summit

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By David Wells
June 26, 2014

With snowmobiles now available with tracks up to 174 inches long featuring 3-inch lugs, custom-tailored ergonomics made for off-trail riding and other task-specific features, it’s hard to believe that, just 21 model years ago, the first “modern” mountain sled made its debut. That sled... Read more »

Snowmobile Life Photos: What’s Hot & What’s Not

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By John Prusak
June 23, 2014

Since its re-launch in 1990, each issue of Snow Goer magazine has included a What’s Hot/What’s Not section, featuring images of snowmobile life captured and submitted by readers. The images below are from the November 2012 issue of Snow Goer. If you have some photos of your snowmobiling... Read more »

Alert: Proposed Rules For Snowmobile Access On National Forest Land Needs Your Input

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By John Prusak
June 18, 2014

All across the United States, some of the best snowmobiling land available are in part of the U.S. National Forest Service lands. From the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania to Michigan’s Ottawa, Wisconsin’s Chequamegon and Minnesota’s... Read more »

Sales of New Snowmobiles Jump 11 Percent Each In U.S., Canada

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By John Prusak
June 12, 2014

Thanks to a cold and snowy winter in most of the snowbelt and a gradually improving economy, sales of new snowmobiles grew by 11 percent in the United States in the 2013-2014 selling season that wrapped up at the end of April 2014. In addition, new sled sales also grew 11 percent in Canada, according... Read more »

Watercross Season Begins, As Does New Snowmobile Racing Challenge Game

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By John Prusak
June 6, 2014

Just because the grass is growing and the kids are out of school doesn’t mean that the fun of snowmobile racing has to cease. To the contrary, perhaps the most fun form of snowmobile racing — for the participants and spectators alike — is kicking off its 2014 season. The International... Read more »

Arctic Cat CEO Claude Jordan Out, Chris Twomey In Charge Again

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June 2, 2014

Claude Jordan was CEO of Arctic Cat for three years. Arctic Cat announced today that its highest official, Claude Jordan, is out after three years in charge as CEO and six years in a top spot with the company. Former CEO Chris Twomey will step in as interim CEO during the search for a new leader. In... Read more »

Snow Goer’s 1992 Snowmobile Of The Year: Yamaha Vmax-4

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By John Prusak
May 29, 2014

Over the years, there have been several Snow Goer Snowmobile of the Year picks that have been controversial among readers and industry insiders alike. Should a race sled be eligible (1994′s Arctic Cat ZR 440)? Was the Gen II chassis really worth recognizing (1999′s Polaris Indy 700 XC SP)?... Read more »

Backcountry Snowmobile Profile: Rob Alford

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By John Prusak
May 28, 2014

In the fall of 2013, Snow Goer magazine asked some of snowmobiling’s backcountry heroes a series of questions, so readers could find out more about what makes them tick. This profile was published in the October 2013 issue. Rob Alford Snowmobiling Tenure: 17 years Current Ride: Summit X 163, stock... Read more »

Robert Redford, The Snowmobiler: A Snow Goer Flashback

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By John Prusak
May 15, 2014

Robert Redford is many things to many people. Older readers will remember him as the Sundance Kid, partner of Butch Cassidy, or as Bob Woodward in All The President’s Men. Folks in their 40s may think of him as Roy Hobbs in The Natural or opposite Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal. And we could... Read more »

Flashback: The 1996 Snowmobile Of The Year Ski-Doo MX Z 583

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By John T. Prusak
May 1, 2014

Before there was a REV chassis, and even before the ZX platform, Ski-Doo renewed itself in the mid 1990s with the S-2000 platform. Notably lighter and better handling than the F-2000 chassis it replaced, the S-2000 setup brought Ski-Doo up to par with the other brands and started the momentum that would... Read more »

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