Last Saturday Jim and Jerry took some very special friends on a private ride with the Polaris Demo Tour film crew and some brand new 2015 Polaris Snowmobiles! Even though the conditions weren’t the greatest everyone did an awesome job and it was definitely an adventure to remember. Can’t wait for Round 2!
Snowmobile season is here, but that doesn’t always mean the trails are open. Make sure before you go riding to always check with your local snowmobile club on the conditions of the trails before you ride them!
Even though there’s snow on the ground the conditions on the trails may not always be suitable for riding, and that can lead to a messy situation. Here’s a list of common abbreviations you’ll encounter when researching snowmobile trail conditions and what they mean:
CL-S – This clubs trails are Closed for the season – Riding this clubs trails on anything is considered trespassing!
O/S – Trails for this club are Closed – Trails will open soon for the season!
B/P – Trails are Closed and Being Prepared for your winter riding experience.
W/S – Trails are Closed but ready to ride, the club is Waiting for Snow or trails may have been open and are now waiting for conditions to improve so trails can reopen.
Limited – Trails are OPEN for this club but conditions are Less than favorable. Riders can expect mud, rocks, stumps, corn stalks and water on the trail at any point. Many trails may have deep ruts in farm fields and open areas. Trails are probably not groomed and some sections of trail may be Closed. Trail base will be very thin. Use Caution if you are going to ride the trails.
OPEN – Trails for this club are OPEN Grooming has begun or will begin soon. Your riding experience should be favorable!
Dan G. sent us this awesome photo that his dad took of our very own Jim Appolson snowmobile racing at Eagle River back in 1989! Dan is currently in the process of restoring this exact sled for the Snowmobile Hall of Fame Snowmobiling Museum and has been sending us updates on his progress, stay tuned for some sweet before and after shots and his story in an upcoming blog post.
This week SuperTrax Magazine fell in love with Polaris’s all-new AXYS platform. Click here to read their full (rave) review and find out exactly what made them decide to convert!
Sledhead 24/7 has gone back in time in order to create an awesome short video of the history of snowmobiling! Watch as the sport evolves over the past 60 years from its farming roots into a recreational sport for the whole family and then finally into the adrenaline-pumping daredevil racing and stunts we get to enjoy today, first introduced by the good ol’ Polaris Thrill Team!
This Veteran’s Day, Polaris RZR shared a video and project they collaborated with a special organization on, and it’s more than worth watching. Warfighter Made is a nonprofit that helps injured veterans regain their FREEDOM through recreation. Now it’s time for YOU to help their mission – If Polaris reaches 50,000 views of this video today they will donate an additional RZR to the efforts – If they reach 100,000 views, they will donate two.
Watch the video, share their message, and help us help those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our FREEDOM.