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A late 1970's Ski-Doo Blizzard 5500.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: 1979 (80’s) Ski-Doo Blizzard 5500

Ski-Doo’s impressive line-up for 1979 featured three Blizzards: the 5500, the 7500 Plus and the Blizzard 9500 Plus.

Tucker Hibbert.
SnoRiders Insider

Tucker Hibbert to continue raising money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota

For the second consecutive year, Hibbert will lead a team at Walk for Wishes.

Ride On!

WATCH: The teaser for Trax Vol. 3 has dropped

The snow bike (re)evolution continues with Jaya Lange’s latest winter sports flick - Trax “Uprising.”

by Kirsten Armleder
Two vintage beauties: the Ski-Doo Alpine and the Ski-Doo 340.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: Single-Ski Ski-Doo Alpine—“The World’s Slowest Snowmobile”

We dip back into Doug Williamson’s vault of great vintage snowmobile photos from the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club Vintage Rally last February.

An Arctic Cat Panther.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: Late 1970’s Arctic Cat Panther

The Arctic Cat Panther was often referred to as the Cadillac of snowmobiles in its heyday.

Three special edition Can-Am Spyder models custom-designed for the Spyder 10th Anniversary: RT Limited 10th Anniversary edition, F3 Limited 10th Anniversary edition and the F3-S 10th Anniversary edition.
SnoRiders Insider

BRP celebrates Can-Am Spyder 10th anniversary with homecoming event; unveils Special Edition models

The 10th Anniversary Homecoming Event marked the largest single gathering of owners in the history of the Can-Am Spyder brand, which launched in 2007.

A snowmobiler dropping a cornice with the SnoRiders instagram logo on the photo.
SledLife

Six reasons to follow us on Instagram

If you love snowmobiling and you’re on Instagram, maybe it’s time to give SnoRiders a follow?

by Kirsten Armleder
A vintage Ski-Doo Citation sled.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting—Return of the Rat Sled: Late 1970’s Ski-Doo Citation 300 (?)

Ski-Doo worked hard to squeeze lots of amenities into this little machine and keep the price tag low as well.

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Winners of the 2016-2017 Hotshots photo contest

Here are the seven best snowmobiling photos from our Hotshots contest that were sent in during winter 2016-2017 season.

by Kirsten Armleder
Ride On!

Owning a sled = instant cool (Not!)

How and why you should keep your sledding ego in check.

by Kirsten Armleder
Arctic Cat's Craig Kennedy.
SnoRiders Insider

Arctic Cat’s Craig Kennedy appointed head of Snowmobile Division

In his new role, Craig Kennedy will be working out of Arctic Cat’s facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

A vintage Johnson Rampage spotted at the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club's rally in February 2017.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: 1970’s Johnson Rampage

A bit hard to find but the little Johnson Rampage machines have enough personality to make the search worthwhile.

A vintage mid-80's Yamaha Enticer 340.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: OUCH! 1984(?) Yamaha Enticer 340

These popular Yamaha machines featured some of the industry's leading edge snowmobile technology of the day.

Former Arctic Cat building with For Lease sign on it.
SnoRiders Insider

Textron closes Arctic Cat new head office in downtown Minneapolis

Textron has taken over the lease for the former Arctic Cat building and is looking for a commercial enterprise to take over the premises.

A 1970 Ski Doo, owned by Todd Jones.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: A “most minty” 1970 Ski Doo

According to the Snowmobile Encyclopedia, "The 1970 Ski-Doo Nordic snowmobile was advertised as the sled “for the man who wanted luxury.”

Barry Guindon and his Polaris TXL snowmobile.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting—Late 1970’s Polaris TXL

"I'm a true blue Polaris guy and was looking for a long time for one of these sleds," says owner Barry Guindon of St. Andrews, Manitoba.