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YouTube has provided us with yet another gem. We found two videos of an old Honda snowbike prototype called the EZ Snow – available after the jump.

We don’t know much about this cool little snow tamer, but it appears to be based off a scooter called the EZ 90 Cub.

You probably won’t see any of these buzzing around the trails near you, but it would be great if Honda could develop something similar off of its CRF250R or CRF450R dirtbikes. That would be ridiculously fun to try.

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the invention of the sprocket wheel/track system, the J. Armand Bombardier Museum (bombardiermuseum.com) in Valcourt, Que. inaugurated a temporary exhibition – The ingenuity of J. Armand Bombardier…the sprocket wheel/track system.

This mechanism helped revolutionize transportation over snow and difficult terrain and it’s still in use today.

“It’s important to remember that during that era, the roads weren’t open in winter,” says J.R. Andre Bombardier, the youngest son of the famous inventor. “One of my papa’s main objectives was to do something to solve the incredible isolation of the villages and to make it possible to travel during this long, painful season. Out of those goals came the invention of the sprocket track system which, in turn, launched the snowmobile industry.”

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Excuse us for a moment as we go all gossip rag, but we’ve recently come across some photos of Prince William and his gal pal, Kate Middleton, frolicking about on a snowmobile.

Like most of do once or twice a year, the pair was vacationing in the French Alps and decided to go for a spin on a Polaris sled. We can’t quite make out the exact model, but the bodywork suggests it’s powered by 550cc fan-cooled Twin.

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The U.S. Census is going all out to make sure everybody is counted – even courting the help of ATVers and snowmobilers.

At the recent Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, a U.S. Census employee manned a booth as he looked to hire people to reach residents who live off the beaten path using snowmobiles, ATVs or anything else that gets the job done.

“Here in Maine, our effort is to get at those places where we know you’re not going to be able to get in your car and drive there,” U.S. Census employee David Slagger told the Bangor Daily News. “So we figured, people that come to the Sportsmen’s Show might have ATVs or four-wheel drive [vehicles] and could possibly be interested in working for the Census Bureau.”

According to Bangor Daily News, one resident will require a census worker to take a 16-mile ride into the woods and then snowshoe or hike another mile to find him.

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The final round of the 2009-2010 Amsoil Championship Snocross Series took place March 19-21 at Lake Geneva Resort in Wisconsin.

Polaris rider Ross Martin put on a clinic in the Pro Open final, finishing ahead of a pair of Ski-Doos piloted by Brett Turcotte and Tim Tremblay. You can read our race recap right here and you can watch the entire 14-lap race below the jump.

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