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Ridden to the Max: 2018 Ski-Doo MXZ Blizzard 850

If you missed out on the “Spring Only” MXZ X-RS 850, don’t miss out on the Blizzard 850! Blizzard for 2018 retains its proud heritage in Ski-Doo lineage. It’s the name that replaced T’NT decades ago as the factory’s racing model back when Ski-Doo battled Arctic Cat, Polaris, Yamaha and, yes, Scorpion and Mercury on […]

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Trail Groomers Maximize Your On-Trail Experience

  Why you need to appreciate what those trail groomers do for snowmobiling. In today’s snowmobiling world, we expect well-maintained and smooth groomed trails. When they’re rough we complain. But do we really know and appreciate what goes on behind the scenes. Do we appreciate the long hours groomer operators work, frequently dragging trails late […]

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Ridden to the Max: 2018 Polaris 800 Rush Pro-S

Polaris’ rider-centric 2018 800 Rush Pro-S is a stand-apart trail icon. The 2010 Rush with its Pro-Ride monoshock rear suspension set Polaris’ performance trail sleds apart from the crowd. An enduring concept it’s evolved into the Pro-XC seen in the current 2018 Polaris 800 Rush Pro-S and still differentiates Polaris from its competition in serious […]

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Minnesota’s S.N.O.W. Fest 5 Promises Films, Fun and Old Friends

Event benefits Minnesota snowmobile clubs. One of the most anticipated events of the new snowmobiling season is the annual S.N.O.W. Fest held in Wahkon, Minnesota each December. This snowmobile-oriented festival showcases all the latest action snowmobile videos as well as classic snowmobile advertisements from the early days. In addition to the annual screening of action […]

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4 Choices: High Performance Flatlander Options

By Jerry Bassett, Sr Executive Editor Choices? You betcha says the Minnesota-based ride review staff. For model year 2018 we’ve pinned down what we’d want for high performance riding for the upcoming snow season. Fancy this, only one of our four choices is what the original equipment manufacturer would call its “trail” option. The rest […]

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Thursday’s 3: New Gear from Arctic Cat

by: Jerry Bassett, Sr Executive Editor photos: Arctic Cat With the snow season quickly approaching, the sled makers are ramping up new gear options for us. Arctic Cat provides stylish modular one-piece suits as well as warm fleece tops to wear under them. To spice up your sled’s performance, Cat’s race team engineers worked with […]

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