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    DSG Backcountry Riding Clinics Announced

    Posted 3 hours ago by Emily Hare
    Ladies, have you always wanted to learn how to ride your snowmobile in the backcountry or improve your skills? Or maybe you're an experienced rider who wants to learn how to shred like the pros. Well now's your chance! Divas SnowGear (DSG) just released the dates, locations and details for the 2017 Ladies' Backcountry Riding Clinics. Last year's riding clinics sold out very quickly, and space is very limited, so be sure and secure your spot ASAP! Here are the dates and loca...
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    LaVallee to Perform Long-Distance Jump at Hay Days

    Posted 4 hours ago by Emily Hare
    LONGVILLE, Minn. – Levi LaVallee is making plans to help the Sno Barons snowmobile club celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hay Days in a very big way. With a long list of action sport accomplishments to his credit, including the world record snowmobile distance jump of 412 feet, Levi will break out the ramps and launch the Hay Days celebration (and himself) with a 200-foot-plus ramp-to-ramp distance jump on Sept. 10 in North Branch, Minn “Hay Days is just an awesome event,&rdquo...
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    Curve Industries Hires Cody Schuster

    Posted 3 days ago by Emily Hare
    Earlier this summer, Curve Industries hired Cody Schuster, a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, as a marketing/creative director and inside sales rep. Schuster, 22, has a degree in Graphic Design and experience managing the Rochester Institute of Technology SAE Clean Snowmobile Team, so Curve CEO and owner Nicholas Pryputniewicz feels he is well prepared for his new position at the aftermarket ski company.   Schuster also has prior experience working for Curve Industr...
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    Ski-Doo Update: Changes to MY2017 Sleds

    Posted 7 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Ski-Doo has announced a number of changes to their 2017 snowmobile lineup. Many of the changes impact the new Gen4 REV sleds equipped with all new 850 E-TEC engine. Here's an outline of the changes announced today: Models equipped with the Rotax 850 E-TEC engine will have oil economy in line with the same levels as the 800R E-TEC engine.  MXZ and Renegade models equipped with the 850 Rotax engine will have pDrive clutches equipped with clickers for RPM adjustment.  All Summit ...
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    Polaris Reports Q2 Earnings

    Posted 8 days ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris Industries Inc. reported its second quarter earnings today, and despite a modest increase in sales over the previous year, sales and gross profit numbers were both down in the off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile segment. Polaris reported a net income of $71.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared to $100.9 million, or $1.49 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2015. Sales for the second quarter of 2016 totaled $1,130.8 millio...
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    BRP and Raven Motorsports Aid in Wildfire Recovery

    Posted 15 days ago by Emily Hare
    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada – BRP, in solidarity with its Fort McMurray dealer Raven Motorsports, provided a $20,000 donation to the Wood Buffalo Community Food Bank that is struggling to answer the demand as families and individuals return to their communities in the wake of a devastating wildfire. BRP’s donation supplements Raven’s own contribution of $10,000. The forest fire in early May has destroyed approximately 2,400 buildings and forced the evacuation of more than 8...
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    World Championship Snowmobile Watercross - July 15-17

    Posted 17 days ago by Emily Hare
    Get your BRAAAP on this weekend by attending the 40th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Watercross at Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg, Wis.! The event will be held Friday through Sunday, and it's hosted by the Grantsburg Hockey Association. Top racers from the U.S. and Canada will be competing for the title of World Champion and the large cash purse. The thrill of racing snowmobiles over water has attracted thousands of spectators each year. There is something for everyone! Spectator...
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    Polaris Names New CMO

    Posted 17 days ago by Emily Hare
    MINNEAPOLIS (July 12, 2016) – Polaris Industries Inc. today announced that Craig Scanlon, Vice President of Slingshot and Chief Retail Officer (CRO) of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) division, has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Polaris. Scanlon will report to Scott W. Wine, CEO and Chairman of Polaris. “We are thrilled to have Craig Scanlon take on the new CMO role,” said Wine. “Craig brings a winning combination of industry knowledge and passion, marketing acum...
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    AmSnow T-Shirts On Sale Now!

    Posted 18 days ago by Emily Hare
    Have you visited American Snowmobiler's online store lately? We have a number of T-shirts that any snowmobiler would love, and they're now ON SALE!  The T-shirts make great gifts too! There are four different designs, and sizes range from S-XXL.* Get one of each for yourself, or outfit your entire riding crew in AmSnow gear. AmSnow T-shirts are now available for a discounted price of $14.99 each (marked down from the regular price of $19.99). Don't delay - get yours now b...
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    Hygear Suspension Launches New Website

    Posted 22 days ago by Emily Hare
    Yesterday, the folks at Hygear Suspension sent out an email to announce the launch of their revamped website. Hygear Suspension specializes in the performance and handling of recreational vehicle suspension systems for snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, bikes and trucks. Their goal is to provide customers with the most advanced suspension setups that maximize stability, comfort, and reliability, allowing them to enjoy their time riding or racing. In 2002, Hygear started developing calibrations for OEM re...
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    Iron Dog Winners Visit BRP & New Bombardier Museum

    Posted 24 days ago by Emily Hare
    For more than a decade, Tyler Aklestad and Tyson Johnson have been racing Ski-Doo sleds in the Iron Dog, an epic cross country snowmobile race in Alaska. This past February, they won the 2,031-mile race. To help them celebrate, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) hosted Aklestad, Johnson and their dealer partner, Team CC, on a VIP visit to BRP headquarters in Valcourt, Québec. In June, they toured the manufacturing plant, new Bombardier Museum, Design and Innovation Centre, new Researc...
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    Yamaha Announces New North American Snowmobile Division

    Posted 29 days ago by Emily Hare
    Toronto, Ontario – Yamaha Motor Co., has announced that effective July 1, 2016, it will use North America as its global headquarters for snowmobile operations. The new North American Snowmobile Division will take the lead in managing Yamaha’s worldwide snowmobile business, including product development, business planning, and marketing. The objective is to bring greater focus to North America by increasing speed of product development, improving coordination and efficiencies with in...
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    TLR Cup Tour Releases 2016-17 Schedule

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    The TLR Cup Tour announced its official 2016-17 schedule last week, saying it's never too early to start thinking about the next race season. We couldn't agree more! The upcoming TLR season will bring the premier ice oval snowmobile racing series to four U.S. states and two Canadian provinces for nine rounds of adrenaline-pumping race action. New to the lineup this year is the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt, and TLR is looking forward to being a part of this world renowned event. Here&...
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    Join Tucker's Make-A-Wish Team!

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    This August, snocross champion Tucker Hibbert will lead a team of his fans, friends and family at the 10th Annual Walk for Wishes event in Minneapolis, sponsored by Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Team 68's goal will be to raise $6,800 – the average cost of granting one child's wish. The 5K walk through Minnehaha Park will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6. Those who are interested in participating may donate at least $20 to earn a spot on the team and a limited edition Team 68 t-shi...
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    BRP Reports First Quarter Results

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    BRP Inc. reported its financial results for the three-month period ended April 30, 2016. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The complete financial results are available at www.sedar.com. “Our financial results for the first quarter were delivered in line with our expectations and are consistent with our outlook,” said José Boisjoli, BRP president and CEO. “We had solid retail momentum worldwide in the first quarter of fiscal year 20...
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    International Snowmobile Congress - June 9-11, 2016

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    This weekend (June 9-11), representatives from national, state and provincial snowmobile organizations will gather at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Rapid City, S.D., for the 48th Annual International Snowmobile Congress (ISC). Snowmobiling contributes an estimated $30 billion of economic activity in North America alone, but the sport is not without its challenges. The ISC provides a forum to discuss international issues faced by the sport. More than 400 snowmobile...
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    Ski-Doo Announces 2017 MXZ X-RS Iron Dog Model

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    OEMs always seem to keep something up their sleeve. Today Ski-Doo announced the 2017 MXZ X-RS Iron Dog as part of their new model lineup. For those demanding the ultimate in durability from a 600cc sled, the 2017 MXZ X-RS Iron Dog varies little from its initial rugged design in model year 2015. In fact, other than color, the sled is nearly identical to the offering released for 2015. The following specs remain the same: RAS 2 front suspension REV-XS RS chassis with adjustable forward steeri...
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    Colten Moore Injured in Nitro Circus Crash

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Professional freestyle competitor Colten Moore has been on tour with Nitro Circus this year, performing death-defying stunts in front of thrill-seeking crowds on five continents. In mid-May, however, Moore crashed his snowmobile while trying to land a backflip during a performance in Brisbane, Australia. According to a post on his Instagram account (@colt45moore), Moore suffered a few broken bones and punctured lung in the accident. Moore also posted two photos of himself recovering in an Aust...
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    Polaris Offers Aid to Wildfire Victims

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris Industries Inc. is doing its part to help those affected by the recent devastating wildfires in Canada. Today, the company announced that it has donated $10,000 through the Canadian Red Cross, plus the use of five Polaris Ranger utility vehicles and Polaris generators to aid in the recovery efforts in the Fort McMurray region. “It was important to us to help the communities of Alberta and the Fort McMurray – where many Polaris riders live – to rebuild after the devasta...
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    Arctic Cat Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    On May 25, Arctic Cat Inc. visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, New York. In honor of the occasion, Christopher Metz, Arctic Cat’s Chief Executive Officer, spoke and rang the opening bell. Check out the video of the event below.Arctic Cat also displayed one of the fastest snowmobiles for model year 2017 – the new ZR 9000 Thundercat. Powered by the all-new 9000 Series C-TEC4 – a turbocharged 998cc, 4-stroke triple cylinder engine – the Thundercat boasts one of th...
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    Polaris Donates $107,000 to Improve Trails

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris has once again partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to improve trail conditions in two national forests. A $107,000 donation from Polaris will be used by the NFF over the 2016 and 2017 field seasons to improve motorized recreation opportunities on two off-highway-vehicle (OHV) trails, including one in Minnesota that's used by snowmobilers in winter. The first project will target the 148-mile long Soo Line North Trail, which crosses approximately 52 miles of the Chippe...
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    Arctic Cat Delivers Virtual Reality Experiences

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    When snow is scarce, sledders have to come up with creative ways to get their snowmobiling fix. One solution is to use one of the hottest new tools on the technology market – virtual reality (VR). That's exactly what the Arctic Cat 360 experience does. At event displays and dealerships, Arctic Cat Inc. has been offering consumers fully immersive, virtual rides via Samsung Gear VR headsets powered by Oculus. By donning the headset, snowmobilers of all ages get to experience the heart-...
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    Polaris President and COO Retires

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    MINNEAPOLIS (May 16, 2016) – Polaris Industries Inc. today announced that Bennett Morgan, President and Chief Operating Officer, has retired. Morgan joined the company in 1987 and took on increasing roles of responsibility, including leading Polaris business units, until he was promoted into his current role in 2005. “Bennett dedicated his career to growing Polaris into the global powersports leader we are today. We thank Bennett for his significant contributions over the l...
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    Arctic Cat Announces Q4 Results

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    Arctic Cat Inc. released its financial report for the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter that ended March 31, 2016. Although the OEM experienced an overall increase (22.7%) in net sales over the prior year, the end result was a net loss of $16.9 million, or $1.30 per share, on net sales of $121.4 million. In the prior-year Q4, Arctic Cat reported a net loss of $21.5 million, or $1.66 per share, on net sales of $98.9 million. “Our fourth-quarter sales rose versus the prior-year quarter, but fell s...
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    Polaris Racers Win RMSHA Points Titles in 8 Pro Classes

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris hillclimbers turned in strong performances at the final Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) event of the 2016 season, clinching points championships in eight of the 12 Pro classes, including three Stock titles and all four Mod championships. At the Crazy Horse Hill Climb on April 22-23 in Alta, Wyo., Polaris racers on AXYS® RMK® sleds won five Pro classes, claimed 50% of all podium spots, and swept all three Pro King of the Hill crowns. Keith Curtis won fou...
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    Schreck to Retire from Polaris Board of Directors

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    MINNEAPOLIS (April 22, 2016) – Following 16 years of service, R.M. (Mark) Schreck, has announced his decision to retire from the Polaris Industries Inc. Board of Directors, effective immediately, after the 2016 Annual Shareholders meeting.  Schreck’s extensive engineering and manufacturing background and mastery of the research and development process proved invaluable over a period during which Polaris launched numerous new products and designs.  Schreck served as the Chai...
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    Polaris Snowmobile Sales Up in Q1

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris Industries Inc. reported that 2016 first quarter snowmobile sales were up 2% over the first quarter of 2015, no small feat considering the mild weather in many regions this past winter. Additionally, ORV (off-road vehicle) and snowmobile-related PG&A sales, combined, increased 2% in the 2016 first quarter compared to the same period last year. Snowmobile wholegood sales increased 2% due to the acquisition of Timbersled in the second quarter of 2015. International ORV/Snowmobiles segm...
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    Cor PowerSports Wraps Up Cross Country, Hillcross & Hillclimb Seasons

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    The 2016 Cor PowerSports racing season wrapped up at Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen, Minn., this past weekend. Here are some of the class winners from the event: Cross Country Pro Stock: Bobby Menne (Polaris) Pro Factory 600: Casey Pries (Arctic Cat) Women: Savannah Landrus (Arctic Cat) Snowbike: Josh Koschak (Timbersled) MESC Hillcross Pro 800 Stock: Taylor Ehresman (Arctic Cat) Pro 800 Mod: Paul Bauerly (Ski-Doo) Pro 600 Stock: Paul Bauerly (Ski-Doo) Pro 600 Mod: Alec Plaisted (Pol...
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    Camso Releases New Mountain Snowmobile Track

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    Camso (formerly Camoplast Solideal) has unveiled a new track for mountain sleds. It's called the Conquer 280, and what sets it apart from other mountain tracks is that it's lightweight with a shorter (2.8-inch) lug. A couple of weeks before its release, AmSnow had the opportunity of seeing the track in action firsthand while the legendary Chris Burandt tested it out in the mountains of Buena Vista, Colo. What we witnessed was greater traction, flotation and agility in deep snow. "T...
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    Polaris to Sell ATVs, Snowmobiles Online in India

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    According to a report on www.rushlane.com, Polaris snowmobiles may soon be available for purchase online in India. Polaris Industries’ Indian subsidiary recently entered into a partnership with Snapdeal, one of India’s leading online market places. Snapdeal will sell 18 models of Polaris ATVs, but Polaris plans to eventually add snowmobiles and commercial vehicles to the online platform as well. From the report: Through this association, Snapdeal has established a presence in the a...

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