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Summer Sledding Is Next Best Thing For Snowmobilers

Summer Sledding Is Next Best Thing For Snowmobilers

Discover Summer Sledding By Touring On Sea Doo Watercraft… When I squeeze the throttle to go summer sledding, my Sea-Doo GTX S 155 watercraft powers up like a thoroughbred bursting from the starting gate. I cut my trail across a table top-smooth surface and accelerate to cruising speed; the exhilaration grows with the thrill of the ride. I lean into the next …

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Ontario’s Self Guided Snow Tours

Ontario’s Self Guided Snow Tours

How To Plan One of Ontario’s Self Guided Snow Tours… What are Ontario’s self guided snow tours? Ontario has over 30,000 kilometres (16,000 miles) of snowmobile trails across a province that’s bigger than Texas. But what rider can really fathom this huge number of OFSC trails that appears as the world’s largest system on the Provincial Snowmobile Trail Guide? I mean, if …

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Snowmobile Summerizing Tips For Worry-Free Riding

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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Things Snowmobilers Say on Snowmobile Tours

Things Snowmobilers Say on Snowmobile Tours

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 my …

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Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

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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Snowmobile Or Not After Lousy Weather

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

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

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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Couples Snowmobile Tour Best Tips & Advice

Couples Snowmobile Tour Best Tips & Advice

How to Preserve Peace & Harmony on 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… Don’t …

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First Aid Realities on Snowmobile Tours

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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Finding Towns On Snowmobile Tour

Finding Towns On Snowmobile Tour

How To Tips and Surefire Clues for Finding Towns… As snowmobile trail systems evolved, clubs made sure they accessed many snowbelt towns because travelling snowmobilers need the same services and amenities as any other tourists. Unfortunately, many of these towns still haven’t realized or capitalized on the winter bonanza that visiting riders bring to snowmobile friendly communities in the dead of …

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Finding Snowmobile Friendly Accommodations

Finding Snowmobile Friendly Accommodations

Practical Tips for Choosing Best Lodgings For Snowmobile Tours… Begin your snowmobile tour planning by defining your budget and the kind of accommodation: full service resort, chain hotel, mom & pop motel, lodge with cottages, outfitter cabin or bed and breakfast? How many will be in your group for your snowmobile tour and how many beds do you need? Some …

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