American Snowmobile - Motor Mouths
    Posted 14 days ago by AmSnow
    Run it dry, or not? That is the question. There are many schools of thought on this most common end-of-season maintenance question. Let’s start with why you would consider doing this. If I don’t leave a full tank of gas in my fuel tank...
    Posted 18 days ago by AmSnow
    As the snowmobiling season winds to a close for most of us, American Snowmobiler magazine would like to say THANK YOU! We’d like to say thank you to the entire snowmobiling community for an unforgettable season. Each year is unique, and they all...
    Posted 18 days ago by AmSnow
    Editor's Note: This article was given to AmSnow from Bull Dog. Given today’s price of gas and the escalation of “car wars” power supremacy, vehicle owners are searching for even the slightest of improvements. So, do engine programmers...
    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    It’s the time of year for last rides, cleaning up the sled and… don’t say it… summer-izing! But OEMs are already teasing us about next season with Sneak Peeks of 2015 sleds and demo rides. Each sled maker has special offers to...
    Posted 29 days ago by AmSnow
    In the “2014 Powder Eval” story (Spring 2014, p. 25) American Snowmobiler rated five 2014 mountain sleds in the areas of weight, handling and hillclimb ability. Ski-Doo’s Summit 800 SP 154 was incorrectly credited with fourth place in...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    More control, precise handling and a smoother ride. Yes, I’ll take all of that! Find out just how one manufacturer is trying to deliver it right here! There’s been no lack of techy innovations for MY2015. We’ve got new suspensions, chassis...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    AmSnow Western Editor, Stephen Clark, had a chance to throw a leg over the 2015 Yamaha Viper M-TX. Here’s his take on his first ride. Mountain terrain has been long-ruled by the 2-stroke engine, and there’s no doubt creating a 4-stroke mountain...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    It’s no secret that Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes Area has long been a favorite riding destination for decades, but check out the secret eats we found on the Lake Country trails! Although warm temps and quickly deteriorating conditions made...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    "This could be called the Lake Geneva Shuffle," said Carly Aplin, ISOC's announcer, as a racer chased his sled down the first hill on Saturday at the Grand Finale at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wis. The new layout actually felt like...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    Constant documentation of our miles through life has become a cultural obsession. Snowmobilers may be a bit slower to embrace technology, but it’s obvious the latest tech gadget in our sport is here to stay. I’m talking about the POV (point...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    With temps climbing and snow disappearing faster than you can say “daylight savings” in southern Wis., it meant it was time to head up North… Waaaayyyy U.P. So we loaded up the sleds, kid and in-laws (Go big or go home, right?) and...
    Posted 1 month ago by Ross Halvorson
    The AmSnow team just returned from five days of riding, evaluating and photographing the 2015 sleds. Here are our top coolest things that are coming for 2015! Yamaha climbs the mountains. By introducing the Viper M-TX available in a 162-inch and 153...
    Posted 1 month ago by Ross Halvorson
    AmSnow’s Western Editor, Stephen Clark, had first crack at the new Ski-Doo Summit X T3 174. And he’s been nothing but impressed with the capabilities of the first-of-its-kind 174-inch tracked mountain masher! “We really put the 174...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    I’m not typically one to get cold on a sled, but there’s one piece of equipment I’m very glad I own. In all the years I’ve snowmobiled, only my feet have really ever gotten cold. I’ve owned dozens of pairs of boots, and I...
    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    So it’s that time of year again already. The sun’s out longer, temps are starting to warm, but we’re not quite ready to be done with the sleds just yet. Are you? If warm-weather blues have got you down, here’s a couple ideas...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    On Groundhog’s Day Punxsutawney Pete saw his shadow meaning six weeks more of winter. Snowmobilers in the Midwest know that those last weeks of winter can be iffy for snow and temperatures. While family and friends are hoping to start to see the...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Sunday kicked off the start of “Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week” which runs Feb. 9 – 16. It’s not very often in the state of Wisconsin that you find someone who has never sat on a sled before. But to my surprise, that’s exactly...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Ever wondered how to get started in vintage snowmobiling? You might already be there without even knowing it! AmSnow reader and vintage enthusiast, Tom Anderson, shares how his passion for vintage sleds began. Here’s what he had to say… ...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Production year one of any sled always reveals a surprise issue or two. No OEM is exempt from this as they’ve all had their fair share of unforeseen gremlins come out of the woodwork with first year models. Our latest gremlin happened on the 2014...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    AmSnow’ s Vintage Expert, Les Pinz, participated in the 24th Annual Waconia Snowmobile Show January 24 – 26 in Waconia, Minn. Better known as the Waconia Ride-In! Each year this themed event is put together by Midwest Vintage Snowmobile...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Just a quick weekend trip and you’ll see why Eagle River, Wis. is the self-proclaimed “Snowmobile Capital of the World.” With a Friday off of teaching for the Mrs., we trailered up early for what we hoped would be a bonus half day...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    "How cold does it have to be for you not to go snowmobiling?" Ironically, I received this question from a coworker last week. I told him I would let him know. This past weekend, eighty of the bravest and toughest snowmobilers I have ever...
    Posted 3 months ago by AmSnow
    January 18 kicked off International Snowmobile Safety Week 2014. So, what do we do to keep it safe on the trails? One of the first things the AmSnow crew always puts on before they ride is a chest protector. This type of protection is often overlooked...
    Posted 3 months ago by AmSnow
    Smoother ride, better cornering, easy-to-handle… we all want it, but do we achieve it? ‘What a hunk of junk!’ We’ve all said it numerous times after we’ve swapped our ride of choice for a turn on our buddy’s favorite...
    Posted 3 months ago by AmSnow
    Todd Krikke of Hudsonville, Mich. raced his way to the winner’s circle aboard his vintage Polaris at Sunday’s Vintage World Championships at the Eagle River Derby Track. Krikke looked in complete control of the race as he opened up a wide...