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.

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.

A 1994 Ski-Doo Safari Deluxe, a dusty relic from back in the day.
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Old Sled Sighting: 1994 Ski-Doo Safari Deluxe—on cusp of vintage

If a vintage snowmobile starts at 25 years, then this 1994 Ski-Doo Safari is on the cusp of being a vintage ride.

An old Scorpion Stinger 400 sled, spotted in a rural Alberta backyard.
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Old Sled Sighting — early 1970’s Scorpion Stinger 400

The Scorpion snowmobile line was once very popular, ranking in the top three of best-selling sleds - outselling even Polaris.

An old 1960's Ski-Doo Olympic.
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Old Sled Sighting – early 1960’s Ski-Doo Olympic

Trish Oosterhoff spotted this vintage sled while out exploring the backcountry around Smithers, B.C.

Ski-Doo alpine snowmobile.
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The Return of Old Sled Sighting—Vintage Ski Doo Alpine

This week the Old Sled Zone feature comes from Ray Marak of Smithers.

Restored Ski-Doo Elite snowmobile.
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Summer Rewind—The best of Old Sled Zone Sightings: 1970’s Ski-Doo Elite

From the dozens and dozens of Old Sled Sighting posts we have selected the best by reader reach.

Snowmobiles belonging to Jeff Tanach and Rick Rivers from St. Andrew's, Manitoba.
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Summer Rewind—The best of Old Sled Zone Sightings: Raider Double Eagle and Trail Roamer

From the dozens and dozens of Old Sled Sighting posts we have selected the best by reader reach.

An old beauty - a Yamaha 340.
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Summer Rewind—The best of Old Sled Zone Sightings: 70’s Yamaha Enticer ET Deluxe

From the dozens and dozens of Old Sled Sighting posts we have selected the best by reader reach.

A rusting, forgotten Arctic Cat Pantera snowmobile.
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Summer Rewind—The best of Old Sled Zone Sightings: 1970’s Arctic Cat Pantera

From the dozens and dozens of Old Sled Sighting posts we have selected the best by reader reach.

A Polaris Autoboggan—
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Summer Rewind—The best of Old Sled Zone Sightings: the Polaris Autoboggan

From the dozens and dozens of Old Sled Sighting posts we have selected the best by reader reach.

The Herter's snowmobile was available via direct mail from the company's catalogue – shipped direct to your door in a wooden crate.
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Summer Rewind—The best of Old Sled Zone Sightings: Herter’s snowmobile

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A vintage Johnson Rampage spotted at the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club's rally in February 2017.
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Summer Rewind—The best of Old Sled Zone Sightings: 1970’s Johnson Rampage

From the dozens and dozens of Old Sled Sighting posts we have selected the best by reader reach.