Stories

A snowmobiler is on a trail, facing a snowcat, and has no room to pass by.
SledLife, Kootenay Rockies, BC

A path to sharing the backcountry

All recreationists should be conscientious backcountry citizens

by Mark Stevens
Picture of orange Moto-Ski
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: 1979 Moto-Ski Futura and Yamaha Enticer Deluxe

Our Old Sled Zone posting last week inspired one of our readers to forward us pictures of his own vintage Yamaha Enticer plus a Moto-Ski Futura.

Bunke Racing’s Taylor Bunke, Aaron Christensen and Gabe Bunke co-drove to win the 500-mile Soo I-500.
SnoRiders Insider

New Polaris 600R Race Sled Carries Gabe Bunke to Seventh Soo Victory

It was the second-straight win for the three Team Bunke drivers on the legendary Soo 1-mile ice oval.

Picture of burnt-out shelter.
Snowmobile News

Snowmobile shelter lost to fire

Manitoba snowmobile club is devastated by the loss of its newest snowmobile shelter

by Maureen Sorokowski, South East Sno-Riders, Woodridge, Manitoba
An old beauty - a Yamaha 340.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting—70’s Yamaha Enticer ET Deluxe

The Yamaha ET 340 Deluxe—deluxe because it had electric start—was a machine to be reckoned with on the snowmobile trails in 1970's.

Brock Hoyer soars through the air during the Revelstoke snow bike races.
Ride On!

Freestyle, endurocross—what’s next? Snow bike star Brock Hoyer says the sky’s the limit

SnoRiders catches up with Brock Hoyer to talk about winning X Games and the future of the sport.

by Kirsten Armleder
Artist's rendtion of Arctic Cat building with sold sign sticking out the top.
SnoRiders Insider

10 Reasons Why Arctic Cat Was Sold to Textron

Arctic Cat was recently acquired by Textron Industries for $247 million in an all-cash deal.

Arctic Cat's new downtown head office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
SnoRiders Insider

81% say they are worried that head offices like Arctic Cat’s will vacate Minnesota

Since last spring, at least five large public companies headquartered in Minnesota announced plans to be acquired, the latest Arctic Cat.

Petter Narsa.
SnoRiders Insider

Polaris racers and Freestylers win five Winter X Games Medals

Polaris riders won five medals in four events, including gold medals in Snocross, Snocross Adaptive and Best Trick.

A vintage powder-blue Sno-Jet sled.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: “Big Blue” 1970’s Sno-Jet

Sno-Jet was one of the many early snowmobiles that was created and manufactured in Canada.

by Keith Powell
Parsons' Freestyle runs were spectacular.
SnoRiders Insider

Parsons repeats as Freestyle gold medalist at X-Games as Ski-Doo riders take 5 medals

The victory makes Parsons the only athlete to win back-to-back Freestyle Gold at the X-Games event.

A 1970's kiddie-sized Sno Cub by Yardman.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: 1970’s Sno Cub by Yardman

A snowmobile designed by a lawnmower company? That's exactly how the Sno Cub sled came about.

Brock Hoyer taking the gold medal at first ever snow bike race at Winter X Games.
XRiders

Western Canadians bring home medals from 2017 Winter X Games

Brock Hoyer, Cody Matechuk and Brett Turcotte are bringing home medals from the 2017 Winter X Games.

by Kirsten Armleder
Colton Haaker racing snow bike at X Games.
Snowbike

Colton Haaker earns the Silver Medal at 2017 Winter X Games in Aspen

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Colton Haaker earns the Silver Medal at the 2017 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.

Polaris racers on podium.
SnoRiders Insider

Polaris Snocross Racers Dominate with 1-2-3 Pro Open Sweep

Polaris snocross racers swept the top three spots at the AMSOIL Championship Series Pro Open

Picture of 13-year old Sue Thomas, sitting on snowmobile and holding trophy.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting (Yukon)—‘70’s Racin’ Ski-Doo Elan

SnoRiders reader Sue Thomas shares fond memories of her little 12 hp 1970 Ski-Doo Elan.