Summer Snowmobile Life: Earning Your Turns - Part1


    Just how glamourous is the life of a Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert? It’s not exactly red carpets and limousines – especially once they’re off the snow. Like many other Ski-Doo riders, these individuals share the very same passion as you once the ground is white, but in the meantime, they’ll do anything to earn just one more ride.


    Jeremy Mercier
    Grand Lake, Colorado

    I get asked often how I get to ride almost every day during the winter months. The short answer is a lot of hard work. And some help with my sponsors.

    For as long as I can recall, my goal every year is to have my winter free to ride snowmobiles. The best powder days always seem to be midweek, so I can’t miss those, right? And for the last several years it has worked out. But it’s never a guarantee until all the sawdust settles in November.


    I spend 6-7 months of my year working anywhere from 60-80 hours a week, and sometimes more to save money for my winter. Not just because I want to ride every day, but it is also extremely cold where I live at 10,000 feet and doing the work we do is just not always possible from December to April... So, might as well go sledding, right?


    I own a small construction company that builds the shells of buildings for other builders. We also occasionally build houses from start to finish for some clients. It’s something I couldn’t do without my awesome crew. They are a hard-working bunch of dudes that are my good friends and sled buddies. It’s fun to share the same passion – work hard, play hard.

    With what free time I get during the summer I love to rip some single track on the dirt bike, hike, trail run, and spend as much time with the family as possible.


    So, next time someone says, “What a lucky guy I am getting to ride every day,” just keep in mind it’s been earned. It’s my way of earning my turns. I know there are many of you out there who have a similar way of feeding your Ski-Doo addiction. We’d all do just about anything for one more ride each winter. That’s our brotherhood. It’s that passion of the snowmobile community that makes this the greatest sport in the world!

    Dave Norona Trades Snow for Sand in Baja 500

    Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert Dave Norona takes on the SCORE Baja 500

    With another epic Ski-Doo snowmobile season melting away, I was on the hunt for a new summer adventure. Trading the snow dust of British Columbia for sand dunes of Mexico’s Pacific coast was a no-brainer for me.

    LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR THE SKI-DOO FAN

    You’re in a crunch. You need that last one thing for the Ski-Doo rider on your Christmas list. And they seem to have everything. Well, we’ve gathered a few things they would appreciate and that you should be able to grab at your local Ski-Doo dealership this week.

    GIVE NEW LIFE TO AN OLDER SLED

    Not everyone can upgrade to the newest sled as often as they would like (every year, probably). But you can significantly upgrade the performance and look of your current sled with just a few accessories from our collection. Here’s how you can take an older Summit and Renegade to the next level.

    Ski-Doo X-Team Racers Dominate Duluth

    BRP’s Ski-Doo X-Team racers opened the season in fast style by dominating the ISOC National Snocross series opener in Duluth, Minnesota. It started with Pro rookie sensation Elias Isohel winning the Dominator race on Friday night and continued with teammates Lincoln Lemieux and Tim Tremblay taking first and second in Pro Open on Saturday.


    Ishoel on his way to the Dominator win and $10,000

    Racing on Friday featured all the amateur classes capped off with the top 16 Pro Open racers running head to head in a bracket style competition for $10,000 known as the Dominator race. X-Team racers started the season strong when National Sport class racers Camryn Anderson and Brady Love hit the podium with 2nd and 3rd place finishes.