White Outs ... (Staff Blogs)
Don't Lose Winter
This hasn't been a banner winter when it comes to snow. In fact, in some parts of North America, this hasn’t been winter at all.
For whatever reason, expectations didn't match reality. It's not that winter didn't come with cold and moisture. It's just those two key ingredients to making snow didn't come at the same time.
When we got our cold temperatures, the skies were clear and blue. When we got our moisture, it rode the back of warm fronts and erased the remnants of any snow that might have been on the ground. Most of our "winter-like" storms only lasted a few hours and didn’t fulfill meteorologists expectations.
So here it is the end of February, spring right around the corner, and many have less than 500 miles on their snowmobiles. What do you do?
Our first suggestion is to not give up on winter. You may have to look a little harder, climb a little higher—but there is good snow out there. You also have the World Snowmobile Expo coming up in West Yellowstone, MT., March 16-18. This would be a good excuse to plan a week-long vacation to West and do some serious riding for a few days. There is good snow in the area and the trails can get you back to some spectacular country.
Face it. If you give up on winter, it will be gone until next December. That’s a long time to go without your douse of snow. It doesn’t have to happen that way. You don’t need to lose this season merely because it didn’t come to you. Go to it. It’s well worth the extra effort.
Steve Janes Blog
Ryan Harris Blog
12 Days of SnoWest Winners
Snow Fronts ... (Industry Headlines)
Mountain Riding Tips
(ED—We know this is Ski-Doo specific but the tips from Rob Hoff can be used on most any mountain sled.)
This is the first in a series of videos to help make you a better rider and to enjoy your Ski-Doo snowmobile to the fullest.
Ski-Doo Freeride Ambassador Rob Hoff demonstrates some quick tips on technical mountain riding. Riding through trees, using the throttle, getting forward on a steep sidehill, downhill U-turns and more.
Cable Willford Blog
(ED—Here is Pro hillclimb Yamaha racer Cable Willford’s thoughts on the first RMSHA race of the season last weekend. We will be following Willford as he helps to try to put Yamaha on the map—hillclimbing wise that is.)
This blog is a lot like my marriage. Lane (Lindstrom, SnoWest Magazine editor) made sure I was on board with it in good times and in bad, for better or for worse.
Needless to say, Bear Lake did not go as expected for team Yamaha.
2013 Ski-Doo Summit 800R XM
It’s been a long month for us. You know how it is. You know something but you can't say anything to anyone about it or a while.
That's us for the past three and a half weeks. We caught a glimpse of the new Summits in late January at the media sneak peeks in Minneapolis. Then we waited another couple of weeks to ride the new Summit, which Ski-Doo labels "re-imagined."
Idaho Snowmobile Show Video
Here is some footage taken by Blake Allen of PowerSports Adventures of the Idaho Snowmobile Show late last fall.
Allen's PowerSports Adventures show is full of snowmobile and ATV/side-by-side action. For more information on where and when to catch PowerSports Adventures shows, log on to www.powersportsadventures.com.
Forum Snow Balls...
Here are the top posts on the SnoWest Forums for the past few days.
Rex XP- Rev XM Comparison Pic
HANDY TRICKS AND TIPS
2013's New DOO revolution
To whomever had their sled burn down @ Katchees yesterday
A humble reminder
2013 Pro Demo - My Impressions
Thinking of ditching my Pro for big Yami boost
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