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    Wahkon Welcomes You

    On December 13, 2014, snowmobilers will head to Wahkon, Minn. for the second annual SNOWfest. SNOWfest is a celebration of snowmobiling wrapped around a snowmobile film festival.

    “SNOWfest features the best snowmobile action films. This year’s films literally bring the art form to a higher level with tighter chutes, bigger drops, and the best riders in the business, showing how to take no prisoners,” says Steve Dubbs, event organizer and Chairman of the Wahkon Arts & Film Board.

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      BBA Chile Snowmobile Adventure

      Most snowmobilers spend August pining for the upcoming winter. A lucky few, however, get to join Burandt’s Backcountry Adventure (BBA) carving through fresh powder in South America’s Andes Mountains.

      This August BBA is offering three-day riding adventures in the heart of the Andes in Malalcahuello, Chile. If you choose to embark on this undoubtedly epic adventure, you will fly into Temuco, Chile where a BBA representative will pick you up and take you to the lodge. This is a ride-in, ride-out facility, meaning you can hop on your sled at the lodge to the vast snowy playground.

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        2014 Arctic Cat M9000Arctic Cat has partnered with Amber Holt for a series of 2014 Arctic Cat Mountain snowmobile demo rides. If you want to ride with the Backcountry Basics expert, the following dates and locations are available:

        March 9-11 – Beaver Creek Lodge – Logan Canyon, Utah (outside Logan Utah)

        March 15-17 – West Yellowstone – Yellowstone Arctic Cat (Expo)

        March 22-24 – Seven Devils Lodge – Council, Idaho (SW corner of Idaho and on Oregon border)

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          SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge LogoOnce again the Keweenaw Research Center at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. will host the SAE Snowmobile Challenge. This year’s event will be the biggest ever as a record 21 college and university teams have registered. The event takes place March 4-9, 2013.

          Arctic Cat, BRP (Ski-Doo), Polaris, and Yamaha are gold level sponsors of the event. Staff from all four manufacturers will be involved, with many serving as judges and reviewers of the competition.

          The intent of the competition is to design a snowmobile that will primarily be ridden on groomed snowmobile trails. The use of unreliable, expensive solutions is strongly discouraged! Modern snowmobiles are engineered to meet the current standards for noise and emissions. Teams are expected to add innovative solutions for improving on performance of the base sled that they start with. Design judges (written and oral) will be looking for innovations and incorporating that into their scores.

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            International Snowmobile Congress logoSnowmobile club volunteers from the United States, Canada, Sweden and Russia will be getting together June 5-9, 2012 in Sturbridge, Mass. at the International Snowmobile Congress (ISC).

            The ISC is a place for sharing accomplishments, solving problems, discussing new ideas and talking about our sport. It’s the largest snowmobile meeting in the world and brings volunteers the world over to meet with snowmobile manufacturers, groomer manufacturers, journalists, government representatives and other sledheads.

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