October 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.


Dynotech tests the newest Ski-Doo big HP motor. This one has guts!
Is it a trail sled? Is it a mountain sled? These crossovers do it all!
How will snowmobiling survive? With family involvement! Right-sized sleds get everyone in the game!
Three of the hottest new 2019 powder sleds do battle!

Long Term Tests

Throughout all the Real World testing we put our demo sleds through, the Switchback XCR stayed right at the top of the heap.
Renegade XRS
| Page 20
Trail beasts of any size will have a hard time catching this wily crossover. This sled combines Ski-Doo race-sled DNA with the new 850 E-TEC motor and ease-of-use in a longer 137-inch Renegade chassis.
The M-TX 153 with 3-inch lug is wicked fast and was our High HP Heavyweight of our demo fleet ... AGAIN!
Ski-Doo got the recipe right with the correct amount of motor, beefy suspension, reinforced chassis and ergonomics. This was our test riders' top pick.

Regular Reads

Manufacturers use throttle and brake
Tech Notes
| Page 82
Ski-Doo's new 900 ACE Turbo is the real deal! Technical Editor Olav Aaen takes us through the new motor in the 4-stroke turbo market.
Where We Ride
| Page 86
Mike Carr has logged more than 60,000 snowmobile miles in 21 states and provinces, including his home state of Wisconsin. Every winter, he expands his riding horizons.
| Page 90
The Elite will change all your ideas about snowmobiling. That was the slogan back in 1973 when Ski-Doo came up with side-by-side seating in this innovative sled.
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