Enter the Wild on a Snowmobile
Snowmobiling is sort of like riding a motorcycle on snow, and many would argue a lot more fun. Driving through a silvery forest on a beast of a machine gives a rush that gets people hooked.
The wintry wilderness is every bit as magical as stories make it out to be, and a roaring engine between your legs brings a whole new aspect to entering it. Whisking through snowy scenery is accessible during all six winter months, but the most favoured time is the spring with long sunny days that bring out the best of the immense natural beauty along the routes.
No Sweat, Driving Is Simple
The best way to get into snowmobiling is to take a guided tour. First-timers will be given a driving lesson, which is pretty straightforward: throttle on the right hand, brake on the left. With normal anticipatory driving, the brake is rarely needed.
Experienced drivers might want to rent a snowmobile on their own. If heading out unguided, make sure you’re familiar with the route and can properly handle your vehicle, as the most tempting racer skidoos are too powerful and risky for casual drivers.
From Safety to Addiction
Safety is an issue that is never to be taken lightly when operating a snowmobile. Helmets must be worn at all times and sufficient safe distances kept between drivers. Put extra consideration into clothing, as it might get cold after a while. Dress well – and we’re not talking stylish here – tuck your shirts into your trousers, gloves into sleeves, and zip your fleece, jacket and trousers all the way up.
Snowmobiling is a lot more physically demanding than most expect, since ground features are often far from smooth and require constant knee flexing as well as balancing with the upper body.
After the first 15 minutes, when the initial nervousness is gone, you catch yourself speeding through beautiful landscapes on a machine you had never even mounted before. The thrill of it all is an exhilarating feeling that causes addiction. Sleds away!
Wild & Free
To be truly free, all you need is the untouched wilderness and a touch of madness in your blood.