October 2017

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.


If you're on the fence about buying new, then this is the year to do it! We'll help you pick your 2018 ride.
West Report
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The AmSnow West crew tests the best mountain-climbing 800 sleds.
He pint-size sleds help keep passion for sport alive in youth.
Comparing the new 800 C-TEC2 DSI to the old Suzuki 800.
These sleds are happy to go on the trail and off! They are the best crossover sleds in the industry, and this comparison puts truth behind what we consider "real" crossover machines.

Long Term Tests

The Thundercat is truly "freaky fast"! Like, "get you your dinner before you ordered it" fast. It handles well too.
Polaris faithful wanted and needed something to compete with the race replica sleds from Cat and Ski-Doo, and the XCR delivered!
What's more fun than riding a fast, flickable, fear-canceling, corner-slicin, brilliantly engineered sled? OK, maybe that's a little much. Or is it?
Who says you can't have a 4-stroke in the mountains? The turbocharged Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX 162 is changing minds!

Regular Reads

Big industry shakeups!
Page 6
Best of the Best photos
Page 8
Industry news, reader pics and more!
| Page 68
We want it! And so should you!
Tech Notes
| Page 74
New Ski-Doo starting system gives mountain riders relief.
The 'A' for your 'Q'
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If you want to stay at a place that seems like it should be a movie set for an epic Western, then this is it! The riding here is just as incredible as the setting.
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Les Pinz tests a 1973 Evinrude with 10 miles!
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