First Snow: Where Readers are Riding

Mar. 01, 2005 By ORC STAFF
This month's shirts are headed out to Kevin Reinholtz and Corey Pierce from Washington State and John Hogan, New Foundland Canada.

Send us a picture of your riding this season - tell us when, what, who; and we'll send you a brand new limited-edition Off-Road.com t-shirt, snowmobile-style. (We have Small & Medium sizes too, so we'd like to hear from the youth!)

This was in Bear Paw, near Mt Baker, Washington. I'm 13 and I'm riding a 2000 Polaris RMK 600 136" track. I love this sled - it is awesome. I can go pretty much where I want. If you want some good riding, go to Bear Paw - it is awesome. 

Kevin Reinholtz
Everett WA

Corey Pierce agrees with Kevin's choice of riding area. Here, he bails at Bear Paw himself. Corey started up the hill on a 2000 Polaris RMK 700.

Here are a few pictures of the ride I went on to a cabin, located at the bottom of LEWIS HILLS, located on the West Coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Our snowmobiling season here usually starts in early December and if all goes well, we ride until late April. Our trails up here are maintained and groomed by the Bay St. George Snowmobile Association, which allows us easy access to the back country where you can play on the hills all day.

John Hogan, New Foundland Canada

We went riding on January 9th with several of our club members to the
Togwotee Pass Wyoming area and found some good snow to jump and play in, not to mention getting some sleds stuck in it. You gotta love it!!

This is Ken Hostteter and Roger Weber trying to help themselves off the top of a big drift.

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Jay Andresen
Riverton Wyoming


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Larry Oelberg
Wataga Illinois

This pic was taken in Wataga, Illinois on Thanksgiving Day. We had a good snow fall of  7" on the day before. That evening after the snow stopped and the temp cooled down in the mid 20s, the sledding was good. I belong to the Prairie Drifters Snowmobile Club and some of the club members and myself rode until midnight. It was a beautiful evening,  with fresh snow and a full moon, you just can't get any better than that. This ride will be considered a bonus due to the fact that snowmobile riding in this part of the country does not usually begin this early. I do feel optimistic however and I feel this is just the beginning of a good winter.

Grand Mesa, Colorado
October 28

Jim Scogin

After Wednesday night and Thursday's weather moving through area left us with 13 inches of snow on the Grand Mesa just east of Grand Junction, Colorado! With the temps and forecast prediction it looks like it's here to stay for the winter. Used our Tucker Sno-Cat to extract our vehicle from a snow drift on the road out about a mile to highway 65. Haven't seen snow this early in the year that's gonna stick around for the winter. Let it snow, let it snow! The picture was taken from our camera at our radar site located on the Grand Mesa.
Ogden, Utah
October 22

Greetings All, Here at Triple S Polaris in Ogden Utah. We had first snow on Oct 22 04. I just had to take the new 900 RMK 151 for a short spin, I told the Dealer. HeHee. Well that turned into 15 miles and most of the day off,Sorry boss. Here are a few pics.                         

Denny and Jack

North Pole, Alaska
September 27, 2004

This is actually our second snow here at Eielson Air Force Base. We are located about 20 miles from Fairbanks AK and about 8 miles from North Pole Alaska. It snowed here most of last night but this is about all that is left because the temperature still gets in the 30's during the day and it only gets down to the mid 20's at night. There is snow up in the higher elevations but we are only at about 450 ft. I have my new Arctic Cat F7 EXT ordered so I am looking forward to a snowy winter.
Paul Jorae

Summit, Alaska
September 19

WE WENT RIDING 3 WEEKS AGO IN SUMMIT ALASKA, SO I THINK THIS WOULD PROCEED MY FELLOW IN STATE FRIEND IN EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE. WE HAD SOME BEAUTIFUL CONDITIONS WITH UP TO 4 FEET IN SOME PLACES AND SOME AWESOME POWDER 20 MILES IN THE MOUNTAINS, SOME PLACES HAD 2 FOOT OF POWDER, THANKS AND I HOPE YOU PUT SOME PICTURES IN THERE FROM ALL OF US IN ALASKA, GREAT MAG , KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK GUYS AND GALS, THANKS,
TIM COLLETTE

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