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    The World's Longest Trail Opens in 2017

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    For nearly 25 years, there has been a movement in Canada to construct a multi-use trail that spans the entire country. That dream will become a reality in 2017, when the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) opens. Also known as "The Great Trail," the TCT will be roughly 15,000 miles (24,000 km) long, making it the longest recreational trail network in the world. When finished, the trail will cross 13 provinces and territories, running from Newfoundland in the east to British Columbia in the west,...
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    Sympatex Announces 100% Recycled Membrane

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    Later this month, Sympatex Technologies will reveal an exciting new textile at Lineapelle, the international leading trade fair for leather goods in Milan (Sept. 20-26, 2016). It's an innovative new membrane that is made of 100% recycled materials. Sympatex textiles are commonly used in snowmobile gear/apparel due to their waterproof and windproof properties.PTFE-free and PFC-free, the Sympatex recycled membrane is made of polyether-ester that represents no health hazard and can be recycled ...
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    Biggest Sweepstakes on Snow!

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    American Snowmobiler and Polaris are teaming up to bring you the best opportunity to win some of the coolest new prizes anywhere! We worked with some of the hottest products and coolest people in the biz to bring you SnowStakes 2017! What can I win? The Grand Prize is not one, but TWO new Timbersled conversion kits! Nobody wants to ride alone, and we had you in mind when we were first trying these kits with the likes of Chris Burandt at his Backcountry Adventures locale in beautiful Buena Vista...
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    K100 Now at NAPA Auto Parts Stores

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    Kinetic Fuel Technology Inc. (KFTI) announced that both the gas and diesel versions of K100 Fuel Treatment now will be available at NAPA Auto Parts stores nationwide. K100 is a fuel additive that prevents freezing of condensation and phase separation of fuel that sits unused for an extended period of time. The organic formulation of K100, developed almost 50 years ago, chemically alters the molecular makeup of the water molecule, changing it into a combustible chemical that burns out the system ...
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    Woody's Charity Golf Outing Raises $13K+ for Pink Ribbon Riders

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    For seven years now, participants of Woody’s Charity Golf Outing have gone above and beyond for the Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR), a small 501 C 3 non-profit organization that provides direct financial assistance to men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. On Friday, Aug. 12, International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), maker of Woody’s traction products, held their 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing in Freeland, Mich. An impressive total of $13,103 was raised by the 29 team...
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    Carver Performance Acquires Deycore Enterprises

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    Carver Performance has purchased the complete inventory from Deycore Enterprises, and the acquisition adds KYB/HPG shock parts to Carver's lineup products. KYB shocks are produced in Japan and used exclusively on Ski-Doo stock snowmobiles. With the addition of KYB, Carver Performance now offers a wide range of suspension options for all major snowmobile and ATV/UTV brands. The company also services and stocks parts for FOX, Walker Evans, and Ryde FX. Carver Performance will continue to opera...
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    Polaris Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    At the recent Polaris National Sales Meeting held in Nashville, Polaris Industries Inc. held a cermony to induct three new members into the company's Hall of Fame. The new inductees included Mike Malone, a retired company executive, and two outstanding Polaris dealers: Valley ATV of Danville, Ohio, and Teixeira’s Polaris of Hyde Park, N.Y.  “We are honored to pay tribute to special individuals like Mike and the outstanding dealers that were inducted this year into the ...
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    X Games Aspen Announces 2017 and 2018 Dates

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    Returning for the 16th year, X Games will take over Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., Jan. 26-29, 2017. In 2018, X Games Aspen will take place Jan. 25-28. The premiere action sports competition features the world’s top snowmobile, ski and snowboard athletes and an interactive festival village experience. All action sports and festival elements will be free to the public.        In addition to the world’s top action sports athletes, X Games As...
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    Tucker Hibbert and Team 68 Help Make Walk for Wishes a Success

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    Tucker Hibbert and Team 68 helped Make-A-Wish Minnesota reach its goal at the 10th annual Walk for Wishes event. By contributing $10,342, Team 68 shattered its original goal of $6,800 and took home the honor of being the top fundraising team. This past Saturday, nearly half of the 218 people who joined Team 68 participated in the 5K walk/run at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. In total, the event has raised over $96,000 to fund the wishes of kids diagnosed with life-threatening medical condi...
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    TLR Cup Tour Announces New Points Structure

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    The TLR Cup Tour released a point structure for the upcoming ice oval snowmobile racing season. Over the course of the nine-race series, drivers will be competing for points in all of the qualifying rounds in addition to the TLR Cup final. Bringing extra thrill to the upcoming season is the addition of point racing for both the Outlaw 600 class and the new Factory Stock 600 class.A very exciting addition to the upcoming race season is the opportunity for a racer to earn “bonus points.&rdqu...
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    ISHOF Announces New Inductees

    Posted 9 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Eagle River, Wis., has announced their class of 2016. Five individuals and one snowmobile club will be inducted into the ISHOF the weekend of September 23-24, 2016. You can find more details on Induction Weekend at www.ishof.com. American snowmobiler would like to congratulate all the member of the Class of 2016 for their dedication and stewardship to the sport of snowmobiling. Each has had a profound impact on the industry through their effo...
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    Arctic Cat Announces Q1 Results

    Posted 9 months ago by Emily Hare
    Arctic Cat Inc. reported that snowmobile sales were down 30.4% ($40.5 million vs. $58.2 million in the prior-year quarter) in the fiscal 2017 first quarter ended June 30, 2016. Overall, Arctic Cat reported a net loss of $10.6 million, or $0.81 per share, on net sales of $104.9 million for Q1. The impact of unfavorable foreign currency exchange movements year-over-year was $0.20 per share. In the prior-year quarter, Arctic Cat reported a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.08 per share, on net sales ...
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    DSG Backcountry Riding Clinics Announced

    Posted 10 months 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 10 months 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,&rdqu...
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    Curve Industries Hires Cody Schuster

    Posted 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 year 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 year 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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