If you want to stay up to date on all of the latest news, tips, gear, and anything else involving the world of snowmobiles, there are a few great magazines out there that will give you all of this and a whole lot more.
My name is Chaz, and I’ve been deeply involved in snowmobiling for decades. I grew up in Colorado’s snowy mountains and have been an avid snowmobiler and skier since well before I could drive a car.
In this post, I’ll show you a handful of my favorite snowmobile magazines to keep you well-informed whether you are a seasoned rider or just starting to get into it.
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SnowTech is one of my personal favorite snowmobile magazines, and I know many other riders who agree. This is one of the most well-respected publications in the industry and has been around since 1968!
The magazine is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about snowmobiling’s technical side. They do a bunch of high-level reviews on machines and different equipment to provide in-depth information you can use to make a buying decision.
SnowTech is my go-to site if I am thinking about purchasing a new or used sled and want an expert opinion on how it rides and what I can expect in terms of performance. It’s also full of good advice and opinions as well.
The long-running history of this mag sets it apart from many others, but it still delivers quality and reliable information with every issue. Their website is a great resource, and the print edition of SnowTech is published five times a year.
2. Snow Goer
Another awesome snowmobile magazine that has been around forever is Snow Goer. It’s a highly trusted publication that has been heavily involved in the snowmobiling world since the 1960s.
Snow Goer consistently publishes some of the best information about the sport that you can find. They do a lot of useful sled tests, and this makes the magazine a reliable resource for anyone looking for a new machine.
The magazine also provides how-to stories on everything from basic maintenance to safety to riding techniques. It’s a good option for anyone who is just learning about their sled or wants to become better informed.
One of my favorite features of Snow Goer is that they dedicate a section of their publications to travel destinations that will give any snowmobiler a healthy dose of winter wanderlust. They have some great writers on staff, and the articles are always fun to read.
Snow Goer also has a great website and has adapted to the digital world nicely. Even if you don’t want a physical mag, their site is worth exploring.
SuperTrax is a good choice for gearheads and experienced riders. It’s a very popular magazine with anyone who loves to learn about snowmobiling’s technical side and wants to dive into performance and mechanics.
The magazine delivers in-depth reviews that go above and beyond the basics. They also provide a lot of great information, even though it might be a little over the average rider’s head.
I like their snowmobile comparison features. The magazine will compare two somewhat similar sleds in a straight-up, head-to-head style that gives you a good idea of some pros and cons that might be otherwise difficult to realize.
SuperTrax has gone pretty heavily digital in recent years, and a magazine subscription will only get you four issues a year. They do have a ton of great content online and even have their own TV channel.
4. OSM – On Snow Magazine
On Snow has been one of the top snowmobile magazines in Canada for decades, and it now has a fairly broad reach throughout the rest of North America. It’s a great resource for the snowmobiling lifestyle and offers a good variety of content and stories.
The magazine uses trusted industry professionals and experts, which is appreciated when reading a gear review or assessing a new sled. Their technical writing isn’t always the most engaging, but it’s still super informative.
One thing I really like about SuperTrax is its photography. They seem always to get amazing shots that will have you chomping at the bit to get out in the snow on your sled. I used to put some of their pages on my walls when I was a kid.
OSM also has great destination and travel-style articles that I always like to read. Even if you don’t have the opportunity to go to far-flung locations to ride, it’s fun to read about to get you stoked on the winter.
SnowWest is another solid magazine that caters to everything involving the sport of snowmobiling. This publication acquired American Snowmobiler a while back, and if you are familiar with that mag, SnowWest is somewhat similar.
I like SnowWest for their gear reviews the best. They will tackle smaller items such as belts, buttons, and basics, which seem to get lost in some of the other magazines. They’ll still give you a large number of sled reviews and comparisons as well.
SnowWest seems to have a little bit of everything without directly catering to any particular niche in the industry. This is good for the rider who wants to be generally informed, but I don’t think it quite captures the lifestyle as well as some other publications on the list.
It’s still a quality magazine and has a significant digital presence as well. Their website is packed full of videos and other relevant content that any rider can use to narrow down a buying decision or become better informed.
No matter if you are an experienced rider or just somewhat interested in the sport, snowmobiling magazines are a great way to learn about the latest news and trends in the industry. They can also give you an honest opinion when you’re thinking about making a new purchase.
Even though physical magazines are slowly dying off in our digital age, all of the mags you’ll see here offer both print and digital versions that you can access for your convenience.About Chaz Wyland