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Arctic Cat Roger Skime SnowWhile most of us are only dreaming of seeing enough snow at this time of year to warm up the sleds, Arctic Cat headquarters in Thief River Falls, Minn. got an early gift from Mother Nature.

Arctic Cat sent us a picture of VP Snowmobile R&D, Roger Skime going out for his first ride of the year. While it’s nice to see somebody having fun, we are currently turning an alarming shade of Arctic Cat green with envy. We figured we’d share this so called gift with all of you.

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KLIM Technical Riding Gear will hold a free-to-the-public Avalanche Education Clinic at the KLIM headquarters in Rigby, Idaho on Monday, Nov. 21 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Those interested in attending should RSVP immediately for a chance to win a pair of KLIM PowerXross Gloves! KLIM will be providing free pizza for all attendees.

“The first-ever Avalanche Clinic at KLIM will feature a casual presentation of avalanche awareness and backcountry survival skills from some of the most knowledgeable backcountry experts in the area,” KLIM says in a release.

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To raise money that supports the Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF), a one-of-a-kind 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Sno Pro in 50th Anniversary trim will be auctioned off on eBay beginning Nov. 24, 2011.

Of all the 50th Anniversary edition F1100 Sno Pros, this was the very first built during production. This is an all-new snowmobile decked out in classic Team Arctic colors and autographed (and documented) by every Team Arctic racer in attendance at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary celebration in Thief River Falls, Minn.

There is no other Arctic Cat snowmobile in the world that has so many autographs from Team Arctic racers along with five autographed boards that document the signatures, and the years, the racers were with Team Arctic.

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Boondockers Films and KLIM Technical Riding Gear have teamed up to bring a unique fundraising event to Southeastern Idaho. With their Boondockers 8 Movie Premiere and Raffle Fundraiser benefitting Nathan Blaylock’s young family the two companies, along with dozens of powersports industry brands, look to generate maximum funds for Holly Blaylock and her children.

Nate, who was KLIM’s Snowmobile Promotions, Events and Sponsorship Manager, died in an auto accident in August and left Holly and their four children behind. Just a month before the accident, Nate and Holly had welcomed their first daughter and fourth child into the world.

“This fundraiser event will not only bring one of the most anticipated snowmobiling movie premieres to Idaho Falls, but 100 percent of all proceeds will go directly to Holly Blaylock,” KLIM says in a release.

The Nathan Blaylock Fundraiser and Boondockers 8 Movie Premiere is set for November 11, 2011 at the Paramount Theatre in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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On September 30th, members of Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MNUSA), the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM), and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with representatives from Midwest Sports Publishing Association (MSPN) officially dedicated the North Shore State Trail as the C.J. Ramstad North Shore Trail. The ceremony took take place at the C.J. Ramstad North Shore Trail Martin Road parking lot in Duluth. Minn.

“This is a tribute to my friend and commemorates the legacy of one of snowmobiling’s most enthusiastic advocates – C.J. captured the soul of snowmobiling with his writing and photography,” says Terry Mattson, president/CEO of Visit Duluth. “Winters may come and go, but the tracks C.J. left will always remain”

Former MNUSA President Greg Sorenson initiated and lobbied for the name change, it was carried by Minn. Rep. David Dill and State Senator Tom Bakke and got a buy-in from Minnesota DNR. The state legislature agreed to approve the change only if the cost of replacing all the signage found along on the 146-mile trail from Duluth to Grand Marais, Minn., was funded by the private sector.

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