Scoping Zones in Early Season

By Jeremy Mercier, Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert

This time of year can be brutal for us snowmobilers. Just enough snow to tease us but not enough to ride. I like to take advantage of this time to get into shape and explore new zones on foot before the real snow arrives.

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Rob Alford is a powder riding legend.  He’s one of the first sled film stars and became known for his ultra smooth smooth style and ability to go big – and doing it on Ski-Doo snowmobiles from the start. We’re proud to have him as one of our Backcountry Experts.  What’s a winter day like for Rob?  And what tips does he have for snowmobilers like you?  Take a watch…

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How Ski-Doo Backcountry Experts are Preparing for the Season


We are in those last days where everyone out West knows the snow is coming.  So what have our Backcountry Experts been doing to get ready?  Here’s what’s been going on with Rob Alford, Ashley Chaffin, Jeremy Mercier, Dave Norona and Jay Mentaberry.

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Day in the Life and Tips from Bret Rasmussen [VIDEO]

We spent a few days riding with mountain snowmobiling legend Bret Rasmussen as part of our Backcountry Expert video series. We’ve got some great riding tips for you, plus a glimpse into what a day is like for the man behind Ride Rasmussen style.

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Day in the Life of Ashley Chaffin and Tips [VIDEO]

What’s it like being the most high profile extreme woman snowmobilers? Find out in our Backcountry Expert video series with Alaska’s Ashley Chaffin. Spend a day with her, and get more tips on being the best rider you can be.

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Why To Buy a Summit SP

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You’re a mountain rider. You want a sled that’s the best.  You want the mountain sled that more riders bought with their hard-earned money than any other last year.

You want a Ski-Doo Summit SP.  Here’s why:

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Welcome Jay Mentaberry as Backcountry Expert

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Hey everybody, I’m Jay Mentaberry and I’m really excited to be a Ski-Doo backcountry expert. I should probably tell you a little bit about me. Here goes.

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Welcome Jeremy Mercier as Backcountry Expert

By Jeremy Mercier

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My name is Jeremy Mercier and I live in Grand Lake, the Snowmobile Capital of Colorado. We not only have access to some of the best riding in the state, the area also welcomes snowmobilers with open arms – it’s legal to ride snowmobiles in town.

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FREE 2014 Avalanche Seminars from Ski-Doo


For the fifth straight year, we are working with Ski-Doo dealers to deliver snowmobile-specific avalanche awareness and safety education courses throughout North America. This year’s schedule features more than 55 free events in Rocky Mountain states and provinces. There are alos seminars in the Midwest, due to demand by sledders who often travel to ride out West in avalanche country. The seminars start in late September and run through December, are usually combined with an open house or special mountain-riding event.

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SnoWest Podcast Featuring Ski-Doo Backcountry Experts

SnoWest magazine editor Ryan Harris hung out with a few of our Ski-Doo Backcountry Experts at Hay Days, including Bret Rasmussen, Carl Kuster, Rob ALford and Dave Norona.  This podcast [about 25 minutes] has great insight into mountain riding and sleds, including their take on the Summit X with T3, their best riding tips and what modifications they make to their sleds.

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