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Best Snowfall Prediction, Reports and Resources: For Snowmobilers

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 Half the fun of snowmobiling is chasing the snow. If you rely on weather.com or accuweather.com, we have some much more reliable tools to help you spot incoming snow potential, how much fell and where you need to head for the best snow conditions.  Best Snow Resource For Midwest We have been a long-time supporter of John Dee and the weather information he brings you. All of his forecasts are free and well-detailed. He has a graphic that breaks down the next 4 days and long-range with potential future storms. If you want details, his forecast text highlights what is going on with...

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3 Reasons To Keep Your Delayed Snowcheck Snowmobile

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Why You Should Keep Your Delayed Snowcheck Snowmobile Photo by Kourtney Gundersen from Pexels It’s been a record year for snowcheck orders and a record year for delayed deliveries. It’s a painful place to be for both sides. If you were part of the record snowcheck this year, chances are high your snowmobile is delayed. It’s quite a bummer but don’t rush to cancel that delayed sled, even if it is scheduled to come past the bulk of the riding season. There are many financial reasons why it’s best to hold out for the sled you ordered.  1.The price of the 2023 sleds...

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Winter Outlook 21-22

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The big question before snowmobile season starts is how will the snow be this winter?  It all started with Farmer’s Almanac making the seasonal forecasts but as tools have gotten better, much larger operations and professionals try their hand at the seasonal prediction.  These are more for fun than anything but we can hope as technology gets better, the predictions get better as well.   As a whole it looks like a great winter for snowmobilers in the Midwest and Northeast.  Deviation between all the different forecasts is not large.  One thing we have going for us this winter is...

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Types of snowmobile trailers: Pros and Cons of each

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If you want to get the most out of your snowmobile experience, chances are you will need to go where the snow is. Using a trailer is the best way to transport a snowmobile, and come wintertime, you’ll find all sorts of varieties on the highway.   At the core, there are two types of snowmobile trailers, open and enclosed. The open trailers are all very similar, whereas the enclosed trailers can differ quite a bit!   Open trailers: An open snowmobile trailer is a flat trailer elevated over the axles for the width of two snowmobiles. Style-wise, they only differ...

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5 Great Beginner Snowmobiles For 2021-2022

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Updated: 6/27/21 Getting into snowmobiling may be intimidating, but buying a new one can be both affordable and give you a warranty to keep you on the snow. The manufactures have done a great job building entry-level snowmobiles and this year feature technology that was only available on top of the line machines years ago. 1. Arctic Cat Blast ZR $8,255 The Blast is back for the 21/22 season! Arctic Cat entered the mid-size market last year with its Blast series, and it's a hit. It features a 397cc engine and 121" track. It's great for people with a smaller build...

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