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Mercury 250 snowmobile on snowy trail with blue Snoboggan being towed behind it.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1970 Mercury 250

Mercury snowmobiles were the brainchild of Carl Kiekhaefer, maker of the famous Mercury outboard motors

Blue sign with snowmobile graphic.
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Federal government reconfirms & finalizes Avalanche Canada $25 million in funding

This critical funding will contribute to national public avalanche safety by expanding the size and scope of Avalanche Canada’s safety program to new areas

Back-lit barroom sign with a picture of a Scorpion snowmobile and couple sitting around a campfire.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: What’s your favourite snowmobile collectible?

Nostalgia for the "good 'ol days" runs deep, even with snowmobilers.

Person on snowmobile, with 'Caution - Snowmobile route' sign.
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BCSF issues RFP for Safety Program refresh

The BCSF Safe Operator Course is used by business, government, RCMP, Search and Rescue, and snowmobile clubs

Snowmobile parked under snowy tree, with yellow 'Snowmobile Xing' sign.
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BC Ministry Calls For Snowmobilers Input – Deadline looms

Recreational snowmobile riders are invited to participate in this survey, which will be open through July 14th, 2019

Snowy snowmobile riding area.
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Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society announces national award

The CCSO Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Club was awarded to the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society (WVSS)

A vintage Arctic Cat Panther.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: Vintage Snowmobile Decals and Stickers

Vintage snowmobiles are interesting, and often the vintage decals plastered on them are equally interesting

Curt Pawliuk of Valemount posed on his sled on top of mountain.
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BCSF hands out the 2019 hardware in annual awards celebration

The BCSF Excellence Awards are a way to recognize the people, businesses and organizations for their significant contributions to the sport of snowmobiling

An 1970's vintage Polaris sled.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: Early 1970’s Polaris Snowmobile

By the time the 1970's hit, sleds were starting to become more sophisticated, with special-built engines and improved power and performance.

A Yamaha SRX 400 sled.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1976 Yamaha 340 SRX

This week’s Old Sled comes from a recent post by Edson, Alberta's Calvin Robinson, on the enthusiast website Alberta Relic Riders

A Ski-Doo Elite, towing a cutter behind it.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1970’s Ski-Doo Elite and Cutter

From the vaults we find a nice little Ski-Doo Elite, spotted at the Cranbrook Vintage Ride and Poker Run in February

Group of sledders in a circle, with logo of the International Snowmobile Manufacturer's Association logo.
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New Campaign to Celebrate Snowmobiling

The new North American “International Snowmobile Celebration” dealer event, happening on October 25-27, 2019, will celebrate the snowmobiling community

Brennan Boxall stands behind his black snowmobile, a 2014 Wahl Bros Champ.
Meet the Rider, Nipawin, SK

Tinkering away until race day is the best way to keep opponents at bay

Brennan Boxall, ice oval racer from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, modifies his sleds to podium-finishing results

by Kyle Born
Tim Tremblay
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Tim Tremblay to retire from SnoCross

Tim leaves the sport having collected 17 wins and 90 podiums in national Snocross competition over the course of his career

Two John Deere Cyclone sleds sitting out in a field.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: John Deere Cyclones

John Deere began producing snowmobiles in 1971 - at the time, dealers were excited to have a product to service and sell during the quieter winter months

1977 John Deere Cyclone.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone – 1977 John Deere Cyclone and more

What has our vintage and classic sled friend, Sid Samek, been up to? Samek gives us an update.

Street scene in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan with Snowmobile Congress logo.
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The 51st International Snowmobile Congress Just Around the Corner

The International Snowmobile Congress is held to learn about issues important to snowmobiling and how to keep our recreation the best it can be

This vintage wildcat, an Arctic Cat Panther, was found on display in a local farmer's field - part of an estate sale.
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Old Sled Zone: 1972 Arctic Cat Panther 440

For all the performance features of the Panther 440, the crowning touch has to be the leopard print stripes on the seat

A classic Johnson snowmobile, Model 21, with view of mountains in background.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone—1970’s Johnson model 21

Here's another baby-blue classic Johnson snowmobile—model 21—produced by the Outboard Marine Corporation back in the 1970’s.