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Search and Rescue watercraft on lake.
SnoRiders Insider

BRP donates watercraft to Inuvik Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA)

The addition of the unit will enable the Inuvik CCGA to increase coverage to a number of remote locations and assist residents in emergency situations.

“Michelin and Camso have many values in common,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, Chief Executive Officer of the Michelin Group.
SnoRiders Insider

Camso bought by tire giant Michelin in US $1.45 billion deal

The two parties have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Camso and the integration of its off-road operations with those of Michelin

Vintage snowmobiles at the Vintage Snowmobile Show in Saskatchewan.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: Rare 1968 “Sail Master” Snowmobile & Top 10 Photos from the Saskatchewan Vintage Show

Thanks goes out to our go-to-vintage-sled guy, Sid Samek, who attended the Vintage Snowmobile Show held in Regina, Saskatchewan last weekend.

SnoRiders Insider, Revelstoke, BC

Revelstoke Snowmobile Club looking for General Manager

The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club has a need for a growth-minded General Manager

A vintage baby-blue Snow Cruiser, spotted at the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club's annual Show-and-Shine.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone — 1960’s Snow Cruiser

Snow Cruiser exclusively sold snowmobiles in Canada from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s.

Two people in an Alumacraft boat.
SnoRiders Insider

BRP Acquires Alumacraft and Creates a New Marine Group

This acquisition will allow BRP to leverage the strength and reputation of two iconic marine industry players - Alumacraft Boat and Evinrude.

A nicely restored John Deere 340, restored by Sid Samek of Manning, Alberta.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1970’s John Deere 340

Well-known for their production of agricultural and lawn care equipment, John Deere also ventured into the snowmobile industry in the 1970s and '80s.

The RZR® XP Turbo S side-by-side.
Snowmobile News

New Polaris RZR VISIONS video series demonstrates the unmatched terrain-dominating nature of RZR

The series’ first installment – “Snow Blind” – sees Anderson and the Turbo S exploding down the unhinged slopes of Donner Ski Ranch.

Tucker Hibbert at a Walk for Wishes event.
SnoRiders Insider

Tucker Hibbert to continue his support of Make-A-Wish Minnesota

Since 2016, Hibbert’s Team 68 has raised over $21,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota through the Walk for Wishes event.

Calvin Robinson with his 1970 Sno-Jet Super Sport.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: Vegreville Antique Snowmobile Show & Shine

Billed as the Vegreville “Father's Day” event, this show and shine meet attracts a big and enthusiast crowd — from near and far — to view all things motorized.

An open magazine, showing an article.
Snowmobile News

Like Ataata, Like Irni — Arctic Father and son ride their working Ski-Doo Expedition

The concept of the working snowmobile really struck home recently when I was reading the current edition of Uphere magazine.

by Keith Powell
An Alouette Brute Junior 295, owned by sled enthusiast Sid Samek.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1972 Alouette Brute Junior + Super Brute 295 & 440

Alouette Brute snowmobiles continue to be a popular choice with collectors and sled enthusiasts.

Side view of sled, painted black and red.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: An original, early concept 1997 custom-built mountain sled

Cam Webber, a Sparwood, B.C. resident, built his own vision of a mountain sled in his shop.

José Boisjoli, President and CEO reports on Q1 revenues.
SnoRiders Insider

BRP Revenue jumps 16.4% in first Quarter – lead by 32.9% increase in revenue in year-round products

“Our momentum continues with strong gains and we are outperforming in all product lines,” says Jose Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP Inc.

A vintage Mercury sled and a Ski-Whiz sled.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1970’s Ski-Whiz and Mercury

Our vintage snowmobiling collecting friend from Kamloops, Murray Willis, has another couple of stories to share with us about his vintage collection.

A pontoon boat, speeding in the water.
SnoRiders Insider

Polaris buys Boat Holdings, LLC, in $805 Million cash deal

Boat Holdings is the largest manufacturer of pontoon boats in the U.S., one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the marine industry.

Polaris snowmobile, with Fortune 500 logo.
SnoRiders Insider

Polaris Named to Fortune 500 List

In its 64th year, the Fortune 500 ranks U.S. companies by total revenues for their respective fiscal years.

Bright yellow tin cab Ski-Doo.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1960 Tin Cab Ski-Doo (A lost and found story)

The 1960 Tin Cab Ski-Doo is a rarity - only 225 models came off the production line.

Aerial view of hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
SnoRiders Insider

Halifax gearing up for 50th International Snowmobile Congress (ISC)

The Snowmobiler Association of Nova Scotia will be hosting the 50th Annual International Snowmobile Congress in Halifax, June 13 to 16.

A backyard full of snowmobiles.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1970’s Mercury Snowmobile & a backyard of vintage sleds

It's not too often you see an urban backyard with such an impressive line-up of old sleds like this one has.