October 2019

American Snowmobiler magazine is North America's leading magazine for snowmobile enthusiasts helping readers get the most out of this popular family sport. Each issue offers exciting coverage of new snowmobiles, accessories, tech tips, travel destinations, races and events, and is written by the top writers in the snowmobile field.

2020 Buyers Guide

We know there are a lot of options, but these are the top choices from the AmSnow test team.
Best Gear
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Smart options for snowmobilers facing nature's toughest conditions

Sled Reviews

A first-rate ride for the backcountry, the Expert Package on the new Ski-Doo Summit X takes the mountain sled to new heights. Created with extensive rider feedback the Expert is the antidote for many of the ailments found in the mountain sled category.
After putting this sled through the trenches, we’re sure it’s the most playful sled Polaris offers, largely due to its KHAOS rear suspension. With a longer front track shock, a relaxed limiter strap and a slightly steeper rail profile, this suspension provides great front-end lift and light handling.
Cat's new monorail suspension is easy to handle and may be a boon to small riders.

Regular Reads

Changes for the better -- and for more fun!
Ignition
Page 6
Ride to the light
Trailside Tips
Page 38
5 steps to help new sledheads adjust their track tension
Pre-Season Tips
Page 40
Get your human machine running with these off-season exercises for snowmobile readiness.
Tech Notes
Page 42
Bringing your sled out of hibernation; here are a few simple steps to get your sled ready for another season.
Ride Smart
Page 48
Learn more about avalanche safety, and avoid avalanches by planning your rides.
Page 52
What’s new for you? Skis, helmets, shovels & more!
Family Time
Page 59
Gearing up the family - start early! Tips for finding your kids gear
Close Calls
Page 62
A dangerous line and a steep fall can’t stop mountain man Robert Nielsen
Travel
Page 64
Traverse City, Michigan; Pepin County, Wis.; The R.A.P. (Round Algonquin Park) Tour, Ontario
BackTracks
Page 66
Arctic Cat Kitty Cat a Sno Pro wannabe
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