November 2018

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.


Exclusive Tech
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Want to know exactly what the Polaris engineers were thinking when they built the 850 Patriot? We did too! Check out our Tech Editor's exclusive coverage!
Two 850s and an 800 square off with new suspension tech.
Luxury yachts for the snow ... bring a friend!
Some of the best snowmobiling in the West can be found near the Shoshone National Forest. We feature the Brooks Lake Lodge in this section of our Adventure Travel Guide.
Long winters, piles of snow and incredible trails! Check out the Missinaibi Expedition Tour!

Long Term Tests

The right mix for on- and off-trail riding is what you get with the Backcountry X. Its cMotion rear suspension is arguably Ski-Doo's best rear skid in many years.
The Mountain Cat was the toughest sled of all our demos for 2018. Many times throughout the season it took a lickin' and kept on climbing!

Regular Reads

Our Editor's monthly column.
West Report
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Does longer really mean better?
Where We Ride
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Mike Carr has logged more than 60,000 miles in 21 states and provinces, including his home state of Wisconsin. Every winter, he expands his riding horizons and shares some of his favorite places to sled.
To accessorize or not along with a few after market modification questions round out this edition of Ask the Experts. Also, we get some suspension set-up tips from pro rider Steve Martin.
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Pink was in! Yep, long before the neon of the 1980s and today's hi-vis, pink was cool!
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