The Coolest Things You Can Do on a Track and Two Skis
Snowmobilers are a special breed of daredevils. Is taking your snowmobile out into the wilderness in zero-degree weather dangerous enough? Definitely. Do snowmobilers like to take it farther than that? Also definitely. Much farther than that! If you’ve been mountain riding or seen the Winter X-Games, you already know it: snowmobilers are some of the craziest riders out there. But if you need to have the point proven, or you just want to see some amazing videos, check out these 7 awesome snowmobile tricks!
Awesome Snowmobile Tricks: The Basics
One of the first tricks you might see folks attempting is the wheelie. How about these awesome wheelies on the mountain tops of British Columbia?
Not every trick is about showing off your finesse. Sometimes it’s just about finessing your way out of a sticky situation, like a row of trees you don’t imagine are going to get up and move any time soon.
The Heavy Hitters
Okay, so we’ve covered some of the basics, and you can probably do at least a couple of these. How about some stuff we’re only going to see the pros do? Take a look at some of these amazing snowmobile tricks!
4. Daniel Bodin’s Seat Grab Indy Backflip
There are few legends in the world of snowmobiling like Daniel Bodin. He is an athlete in the truest sense of the word. One of his greatest moments was this seat-grab Indy backflip by at the 2017 Winter X games. He went on to win the Gold in 2019… don’t worry, we’ll get to it in a bit!
3. Caleb Moore Winning the Silver at the Winter X Games
Caleb Moore was a rider well-known for his innovation and his daring skills. He definitely proved both of those with this incredible Superman Seatgrab into Carolla and ending with a no-handed landing. It doesn’t get much more nerve-wracking!
2. Heath Frisby’s Legendary Front Flip
In the world of snowmobiling, folks are always pushing themselves to the limit. For the incredible folks competing in the Winter X-Games, this is maybe truer than ever. We see constant leaps forward in what folks are capable of like the world’s first-ever front flip on a snowmobile performed by Heath Frisby in 2012.
1. Daniel Bodin Winning the Gold in the Freestyle Competition, 2019
So, sure we might have already talked about Bodin’s legendary skills, but we had to give it up for him a second time with this run. Bodin won his first gold in the freestyle competition back in 2011. Almost a decade later, Bodin came back fired up more than ever and performed these mind-boggling backflip combos! When they say no rest for the wicked, they must be talking about Bodin!
The Coolest Way to Have Fun in the Snow
If you’re reading this, you probably already know that there’s no better way to have fun in the winter than by riding a snowmobile. Learning tricks can make it even more fun, but just make sure you’re always practicing with a buddy and doing it safely! We don’t all land the front-flip on the first try!