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Snowmobile Summerizing Tips For Worry-Free Riding

Proper Snowmobile Summerizing = Good Preventative Maintenance I’ve had some inquiries about snowmobile summerizing. I’m not the least bit mechanically inclined (which is why I don’t have any working on my sled photos!) And besides, I live in the city without a garage or workshop. So my total summerizing effort involves trailering my snow machines to my Ski-Doo dealer, Gateway Powersport & …

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Gaspésie Quebec March Snowmobile Tour

How to Find the Best Spring Snowmobiling in Gaspésie Quebec I recently experienced a Gaspésie Quebec March snowmobile tour on a six-day, 1,800 kilometre (1,119 mile) Quebec snow machine adventure. Snow conditions & trails were good in this most mountainous of Québec’s many regions – and normally are into early April. So if you’re looking for a last snowmobile trail ride of …

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Things Snowmobilers Say on Snowmobile Tours

A Tongue In Cheek Look at Typical Snowmobiler Sayings… During years of snowmobiling, I’ve heard and seen it all, including things snowmobilers say in person, on snowmobile videos and in snowmobile magazines. So I’d like to recall some of them to you – maybe you’ll recognize a few that have passed your own lips – and impart the benefit of …

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Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

What Could Possibly Go Wrong on Your Snowmobile Tour… Not every snowmobile tour goes smoothly – things go wrong. One day in Quebec, one sled blew a piston in the middle of nowhere. Not being close to anything, we decided to tow it to our next hotel destination. We hooked up the tow straps and began what would end up being a …

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Five Favourite March Snowmobiling Destinations

Find Snow At Destinations With Good March Snow Conditions… Looking for good March snowmobiling destinations? Winter may be toast where you are, especially if you reside in Southern Ontario or Quebec or bordering states. But typically, when snowmobiling shuts down in these regions, it’s still going strong in many other parts of Canada. Yes, good snow conditions and outstanding riding …

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Snowmobile Or Not After Lousy Weather

Questions To Ask About Snowmobiling After Meltdowns… Recently, I had to make a tough decision – to snowmobile or not. With acceptable weather in the forecast, we’d trailered almost 750 kilometres that Monday in the expectation of decent snow conditions and good trails during our six-day saddlebag tour. But by the time we arrived, the forecast had changed for the (much) worse, …

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Trailer To Snow for Best Snowmobiling

Weather’s Changed So Make It Your Habit To Trailer To Snow… It’s the new normal to trailer to snow. Nothing’s more useless than a snowmobile without snow. However, for all but a lucky few, gone are the days when we could count on Old Man Winter to deliver good snow conditions everywhere and always. For most of us, the days …

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Meltdown Snowmobile Trail Conditions Riding Tips

Don’t Expect TrailsTo Be Great During a Meltdown… What should you expect during meltdown snowmobile trail conditions? Whether it’s a temporary mid-winter thaw or the first stirrings of an early spring, you’re bound to encounter a snowmobile ride in temperatures warm enough and lasting long enough to start meltdown snowmobile trail conditions. Of course, the severity of the meltdown depends on …

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Haliburton Highlands Ontario Snowmobiling

Get The Scoop On Riding Your Haliburton Snowmobile Tour… Haliburton Highlands Ontario snowmobiling here I come. I’d just completed three week of superb Quebec snowmobiling with great snow conditions. That experience had raised the bar on my trail expectations considerably as we trailered to stage Ontario snowmobiling day rides out of Pinestone Resort in Haliburton Highlands, part of Ontario’s Highlands Tourism …

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Couples Snowmobile Tour Best Tips & Advice

How to Preserve Peace & Harmony on a Couples Snowmobile Tour… Recently, I’ve had several snowmobilers ask for advice about doing a couples snowmobile tour. Since my wife has accompanied with me on snowmobile tours for many years and we also do several couples’ getaways each winter when snow conditions are good, I guess I’m experienced enough to offer these tips… …

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Mauricie Snowmobile Vacation Quebec Tour

Plan Your Long Weekend Mauricie Snowmobile Tour… As we trailered our Triton Trailers to Quebec for our Mauricie snowmobile vacation, we were hammered by a major snowstorm. For most drivers, this weather event was an ugly disruption, but for our snowmobiling crew, the almost 30-centimetres it dumped is a hallmark of Mauricie Region snow conditions and made for some very memorable snow machine riding. …

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First Aid Realities on Snowmobile Tours

Cold, Hard First Aid Facts About Getting Injured in the Bush…   What are the first aid realities on snowmobile tours? Given the millions of miles North American snowmobilers rack up each winter on their snowmobile vacations, fortunately that snowmobile safety answer is not needed very often. Surprising really, when you think of all that remote riding area, those thousands …

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