Old Sled Zone

Welcome to the wonderful world of vintage snowmobiles

It's sometimes unfathomable the changes that have occurred in the snowmobiling industry since the first sleds came out. Snow machines have evolved from pretty basic models to today's highly specialized units carefully designed for particular terrain and purpose. For many sledders, there is great nostalgia in those early snowmobiles, and older riders have fond memories of family time on sleds when they were young. That evocation of times gone by seems to be, at least in part, why we find the value in vintage snowmobiles and love to see them brought back to good-as-new condition.

Flipping an old Yamaha Bravo.
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Old Sled Zone: Vintage Yamaha Bravo - back flip

You don’t often think of vintage snowmobiles and backflips in the same sentence, but a rider named Chris from Thompson, Manitoba has changed that

Bruce and Ellen Hostetler sitting on bright yellow Ski-Doo.
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Old Sled Zone: 1968 Ski-Doo Super Olympique

We’ve written about this old 1968 Ski-Doo Super Olympique before, but now it has been restored to running condition by Bruce Hostetler of Minnesota.

An ’69 Ski-Doo Alpine Invader 640 ER.
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Old Sled Zone—1969 Ski-Doo Alpine Invader 640 ER

I recently came across a big, bulky 1969 Ski-Doo Alpine Invader 640 ER perched in the back of a pickup truck owned by Gord Martin of Cranbrook.

A line-up of vintage sleds.
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Old Sled Zone: Don’t miss Cranbrook’s Vintage Snowmobile Rendezvous—Saturday, February 24th, 2018

The Cranbrook Snowmobile Club's 33rd Annual Poker Run and Vintage Snowmobile Rendezvous happens on February 24th.

A line-up of vintage sleds.
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Swan Valley set to hold Vintage Snowmobile Ride – March 10th, 2018

One of the highlights for the Swan Valley Snowmobile Club is their annual Vintage Ride.

A vintage Polaris Electra sled.
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Old Sled Zone: Family-Friendly 1977 Polaris Electra (Wide track)

The Polaris Electra was a nice riding sled on smooth trails, with plenty of power and Polaris definitely built this sled for the family in mind.

A Yamaha Enticer 400 T-R, the ultimate working man's sled.
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Old Sled Zone – 1990 Yamaha Enticer 400 T/R

This is a Yamaha Enticer 400 T-R model, which stands for long track and reverse.

Bill Hammond's 10-year old son, David, on a brand new 1969 Yamaha.
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Old Sled Zone: 1969 Yamaha—351cc: Remembering when $700 bought a new snowmobile

"All machines in the early years had dependability problems," says Hammond, "especially for long-range riders."

1927 Ford Model T modded into sled.
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Vintage (Antique) Snowmobile: 1927 Ford Model T, with track and skis

Nine decades earlier, the machine—outfitted with skis and tracks—was abandoned by American scientists in the wilderness outside Nain.

A picture of a line-up of snowmobiles parked outside a diner on a winter day.
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Old Sled Zone: 1970 Skiroules at the Manitoba Centennial Run

The Centennial Run was a sledding excursion from the Peace Gardens, North Dakota, to The Pas, Manitoba.

A 1969 Scout Ski-Bee.
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Old Sled Sighting: 1969 Ski-Bee Scout with Wheel Kit

Ingham Industries of Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada was the producer of the innovative Ski-Bee lineup.

Cherry red 1965 Moto-Ski sled.
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Old Sled Sighting—1965 Moto-Ski 100K (Mint condition)

Moto-Ski's continue to be a popular collector sled for vintage snowmobile enthusiasts.

Line-up of snowmobiles in indoor arena.
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Old Sled Sighting: over 100 vintage snowmobiles on display at Vermilion Snowmobile Expo

The 6th Annual Vermilion Snowmobile Expo in Alberta was a huge success, with over 100 sleds on display.

1979 Yamaha Enticer.
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Old Sled Sighting: 1979 Yamaha Enticer (on the snow)

John Dyer, from Edmonton, is definitely putting the fun back into snowmobiling and preserving some great history too.

A vintage Yamaha Enticer sitting in a backyard.
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Old Sled Sighting: 1970’s Yamaha Enticer—power and performance

The successful Yamaha Enticer series was known for their high speed performance capabilities - the original muscle sled.

A hot pink Scorpion Stingerette.
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Old Sled Sighting: 1972 Scorpion Stingerette – Pretty in Pink

The Scorpion Stingerette, marketed in a hot pink colour dubbed 'Midnight Sun Magenta', was reportedly the first snowmobile geared towards women.

A mint condition Polaris TX, spotted at the recent Edmonton Snow Show.
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Old Sled Sighting: The Legendary 1971 Polaris TX 398 Cross Country

The sled was introduced in the mid-1970s, and filled Polaris’ need for a quality trail sled

A rare vintage sled, the Skiroule RTW.
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Old Sled Sighting: 1974 Skiroule Wankel Rotary Engine

The recent Edmonton Snow Show was a great place to check out all the newest and latest technology in snowmobiling and check out all the vintage sleds.

A 1970 Sno-Jet on display at the Edmonton Snowmobile Show.
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Old Sled Sighting: 1970 Sno-Jet and Cutter

The vintage and antique snowmobile display at the Edmonton Snowmobile Show did not disappoint.

A yellow snowmobile on top of a building.
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Old Sled Sighting: Roof Top Ornament—Late 1960’s Ski Doo Elan/Olympic

SnoRiders recently spied this old Ski-Doo perched on the roof of a restaurant/pub in Golden, B.C.