Mark Your Calendars for an Amazing Snowmobiling Events Season
There is no shortage in America of people who love speed, sleds, and winter sports. At TMS Parts we want you to enjoy the best winter riding experience by attending awesome snowmobile events across the country. Having an excellent riding season isn’t only about what you’re riding. It’s also about where you’re riding.
But maybe you don’t have time to research and plan which snowmobile events you want to attend. Check out this list of 10 snowmobile events that are on our calendars this year!
Where Do You Want to Start Your Snowmobiling Adventures?
December-February, Big Lakes, Alaska
While the registration period for “The World’s longest, toughest snowmobile race” is over, that doesn’t mean you can’t catch some of the excitement.
Riders put their skills and endurance to the test on over 2,000 miles of rugged Alaskan terrain during these events. Snowmobilers face the elements as well as each other for a shot at the glory of beating the world’s toughest snowmobile race.
Come see riders who live and breathe snowmobiles, and enter their raffle for a chance to win a new sled or even a tiny house!
East Coast Snocross
January-March, All along the East Coast
East Coast Snocross puts on some of the most exciting snowmobiling events and races all over the East Coast. Each race takes advantage of its state’s own geography and beautiful sights.
This year ECS will host their first event in Southern New Hampshire. If you’ve never visited this beautiful state, this might be the perfect opportunity to see some majestic mountains and get your adrenaline pumping!
Take a look at their event schedule to see where and when you can join the fun.
USSA Prostar Cup
January-March, Midwest, and Canada
The United States Snowmobile Association is the longest running sanctioning body since organized snowmobile racing began. They have a long-standing history of excellent and exciting snowmobiling events. They have sanctioned races in over 25 states across the country and even Canada.
Think you have what it takes to win? Sign up today to test your skills against some great riders in a competition that has stood the test of time.
Take a Friend Snowmobiling!
January 19th, Hudson Crossing, NY
Are you a newcomer to the sled scene? The snowmobile clubs from Saratoga and Washington County are hosting a Take a Friend snowmobiling event. Beginners can get tips from more experienced riders and test them out on the trails.
If this isn’t your first rodeo, it’s a great chance to give advice to new riders who are just starting to explore snowmobiling events. Just think of all the things you wish you knew when you started sledding.
Bring a friend along and spread your love for this great sport.
Best of all, it’s FREE! There are no entry or admission fees, just show up and get ready to have fun!
Annual Moose Jaw Safari
January 19th, Harbor Springs, Michigan
On the third Saturday of January, the Harbor Springs club hosts their annual Moose Jaw Safari. No registration or trail permit is required for vintage sleds at this event. You just need to show up at the right time and get ready for an expedition!
The ride is about 30 miles through wintery terrain to beautiful Lars Lake (about a 2-hour ride out). Witness some of the finest trials you’ll ever come across in Michigan and make sure to try the famous Bean soup waiting for you at the finish line.
What more could you ask for from a snowmobiling event?
Lake George Winter Carnival
February, Lake George, New York
Every weekend in February, come to Lake George for fun with the whole family at their annual Winter Carnival! There are ATV races and a polar plunge for the daredevils in your family. Kids can enjoy pony rides and marshmallow toasting on the beach, and plenty of great food and fireworks for everyone to enjoy.
There’s no reason you need to choose between having fun in the snow and having fun with your family. Check their event calendar to see everything there is to enjoy.
A Snowmobile Parade For the History Books
February 1st, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Have you ever wanted to be part of snowmobiling history? Join this once in a lifetime experience at Sault Ste. Marie as the city attempts to break the world record for the longest snowmobile parade in history! They need at least 1,048 snowmobiles (you read that right) to partake in this event and get their name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
It’s a snowmobiling event for the ages!
If you’re interested in going down in the history books check out their facebook page. Make sure you give them a like and stay updated on their progress.
51st Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race
February 2nd Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
So what do you do the day after you get in the Book of World Records? Well, how about going to see “Nascar on Ice”? February 2nd is the 51st Annual International 500 Snowmobile race, and it is one of the biggest snowmobile events for racers in the world!
Watch some of the fastest sleds in the world break speeds up to 100 mph and prepare to be awed when you learn that they put this together every year with 100% volunteer effort. These volunteers do it all with their passion for sleds and speed, and it’s sure to be a great time. But don’t just take our word for it, go see why Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan says, “if you enjoy NASCAR you will love the I-500 Snowmobile race!”
Snowmobile Expo and Powersports Show
March 15-17, West Yellowstone, Montanna
Santa comes in December, but there’s no reason you can’t start next year’s wishlist early, right?
Visit the Snowmobile Expo and Powersports show to see all of the newest innovations in snowmobiles and motorsports from the biggest names in the industry.
If you’re not interested in the new stuff, it’s also a great chance to come and show off your vintage sled! Enjoy the vintage snowmobile races at one of the classic snowmobiling events, and see how fast those beasts can still fly through the snow.
10th Annual NYSSA Vintage Sled Show
April 27th, Niagra Falls Convention Center, NY
Got love for the old school? Head to the Niagra Falls Convention Center to check out some incredible vintage snowmobiles! Held in conjunction with the SLEDNY education forum this event is the place to be for any and all lovers of snowmobiles.
This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded riders who have a passion for the sleds of yesteryear.
Which Snowmobiling Events are You Heading to This Year?
No matter what kind of rider or spectator you are, there are all sorts of great snowmobiling events taking place this year. Get prepared, get your family and friends, and get planning now to make the most out of your winter season.
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