American Snowmobile - Motor Mouths
    Posted 16 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Being the best rider you can be is a year-round task for snowmobilers. Click here to find out how Klim riders Cole Wilford and Jared Sessions stay in peak riding condition so they’re ready to conquer the mountains when RMSHA season finally arrives...
    Posted 19 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Searching for a cure for your summertime blues? Check out these must-see summer snowmobile events from the heart of the Midwest! First, I have to apologize as we’re a bit late on the uptake for this one. But the Three Lakes Shootout held in Three...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) announced a portion of the $10 million trail funding investment from the Canadian Government will be used to improve infrastructure of Ontario’s more than 30,000 km of Snowmobile Trails. “By...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    3 shop sessions to get you ready for winter By now you’ve undoubtedly taken all the steps to properly store you sled through the summer. So, are you just going to sit around waiting for snow? Heck, no! Read on to find out what AmSnow’ s editors...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    Have you ever wondered why snowmobile trails open when they do? Here are a few factors you might not know about that influence the start of the snowmobile season. As snowmobilers go, we’re ready to rip the pull cord at the first sight of flakes...
    Posted 1 month ago by AmSnow
    Like the tires of a car, your snowmobiles track is what makes it go… and stop, turn, etc. And like a car’s tires, your track will eventually need to be replaced. Here’s how you’ll know when! It’s summer, unfortunately...
    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Many of the snowmobile industry’s biggest accomplishments in the consumer market can be traced back to the race tracks. We once again look to the track to see if there’s evidence of what all the media outlets (including AmSnow) have been saying...
    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Once the snow is gone, it’s time to take inventory of all your equipment. There’s one very important piece that’s often overlooked by snowmobilers. What is it? Snowmobile trailers are often an afterthought! We go through sleds with a...
    Posted 2 months ago by mboncher
    In case some of you are keeping tabs, BRP has started getting serious about affordability. I know, I know, sleds are still expensive, but we all know that we have to pay to play. However, if the moves BRP is making in its other segments are any indication...
    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    As media types, we’re always on the lookout for the ‘next big thing.’ Snow bikes certainly aren’t anything we haven’t seen before, but one company is making big waves and credits the snowmobile industry for their success...
    Posted 3 months ago by AmSnow
    Just because the snow is gone doesn’t mean you’re done with snowmobiling! Here’s how the AmSnow staff stays involved with the sport we love year-round. You can too! Associate Editor Ross Halvorson joined the Menomonee Falls SnoBirds...
    Posted 3 months ago by AmSnow
    On Friday, April 18, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publicly acknowledged the using ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines. The use of ethanol gasoline increases exhaust temperatures, thus indirectly causing component...
    Posted 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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...