SnowTrax TV Rides Ski-Doo Summit Sleds with Jeremy Mercier

SnowTrax TV host Luke Lester and their crew headed to Colorado this winter to ride with Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert Jeremy Mercier.  They sampled the Summit X with T3, great Rocky Mountain tree riding and talked avalanche safety.


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by Dave Norona, Backcountry Expert

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I was fortunate to spend some time on the Summit X with T3 last season and knew right away it would be a game changer. The guys and gals at Ski-Doo asked me to write a little thing about what it’s like to ride for people thinking of moving to a 2016 Summit X or Summit SP with T3.

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Ashley Chaffin’s Take on the Ski-Doo Summit with T3


If you’re thinking about buying a Ski-Doo Summit with the 3 inch lugs – as a Summit X or Summit SP, here’s my experience this season riding at home in Alaska and a few weeks with the Ride Rasmussen style team.

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Jeremy Mercier’s Take on the Ski-Doo Summit with T3

by Jeremy Mercier, Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert

10644202_10203743624687920_2367787138463245789_oBRP asked me to give them a recap of my experience riding my Summit X with T3 this season since the T3 is now standard on X sleds and an option on SP models.  You’re considering buying one, so here’s my take. 

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Backcountry Experts on their Season Riding T3 Summits

10991699_10155236898955103_5657410838057091826_oThe T3 package for Summit sleds makes a difference. A big one. For all types of riders. That’s why for 2016 we have expanded the technology to all Summit X sleds and made it an option for Summit SP sleds. We asked our backcountry experts – who have ridden these sleds extensively and even helped develop them – what they’re like to ride.

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2016 Ski-Doo Mountain TV Commercial

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The 2016 Summit and Freeride Sleds

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Life is the Adventure!

By Dave Norona, Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert


I have a motto which I’ve used my entire life: “Life is the Adventure”! I use this term when life is up or down and this winter, for most, it has been down. We have these awesome new Ski-Doo Summit sleds sitting in our garage, and Mother Nature has decided to play a little trick on us. Some snow here, then some rain, and finally rising temperatures; it can be frustrating to say the least! After all, you didn’t purchase that wicked ride to sit on it in your garage!

Read on for how I get through these tough times…

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Day in the Life of Ski-Doo Backcountry Experts [VIDEOS]


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We are proud to have great people representing us as Ski-Doo Backcountry Experts. They’re not just leaders in backcountry riding, but they’re great ambassadors for our values and for the sport as a whole. You know a lot about what they do on snowmobiles – but what is their typical day like?  Watch these videos capturing a “Day in the Life” of Bret Rasmussen, Carl Kuster, Rob Alford and Ashley Chaffin.

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Mercier: Dealing with Your Snow Anxiety

By Jeremy Mercier, Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert

Mercier carvingI’m usually the most tired the morning of a big powder day. Reason being is I can’t sleep a wink if I know its going to snow. And of course I’m always wondering at 2am where its going to be the deepest…

So I now have this routine where I use a few of the many online resources to target deep powder adventures.

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