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2019 Arctic Cat iACT Suspension: See the Future


The future of instant suspension adjustment is now. See what Arctic Cat's iACT system is all about.

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Video Love: 2019 Arctic Cat ALPHA ONE


The most innovative snowmobile of 2019 (and perhaps the past decade) is worthy of this video love.

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Watch Lake Geneva ISOC Finale: Friday through Sunday


ISOC National Snocross Livestream from Lake Geneva by

Lake Geneva, Wis., is the final stop of the 2018 ISOC National Snocross Tour. Racing happens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Will Team Arctic continue to win with the same dominance seen all season? I'm betting on it!

Click on the image above to launch the Livestream window.

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First Look: 2018 Prowler Pro from Textron Off Road


2018 Prowler PRO from Textron Off Road. Photo by

While the stunning Wildcat XX might have grabbed the biggest headlines at the recent Arctic Cat-Textron Off Road dealer meeting in Las Vegas, it was another side-by-side that made the quietest (and perhaps most profound) impact.

I'm referring to the soon-to-be-released 2018 Prower Pro, a newly conceived utility side-by-side that emphasizes smoothness, quietness, quality and customizability.

Click for some info and pix.

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Tucker Hibbert's 2018 Iowa Snocross Recap


Tucker Hibbert was back and crushing it this past weekend at the ISOC National in Dubuque, Iowa. Check out the highlights on this short edit.

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Watch ISOC Snocross Live Today & Tomorrow from Dubuque


ISOC Snocross Livestream Dubuque Iowa like an ArcticInsider Yo!

Watch Team Arctic snocrossers rip it up again today and tomorrow in Dubuque, Iowa.

Just click on the image above to watch the livestream.

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2019 Arctic Cat ALPHA ONE System will change the mountain game.

One week after Arctic Cat launched its 2019 model line of snowmobiles, the sport is buzziing about the mind-bending ALPHA ONE rear suspension system.

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the revolutionary new system.

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Arctic Cat's ALPHA ONE with Rob Kincaid and Dave McClure


Arctic Cat's new ALPHA ONE rear suspension system in action with Black Cats backcountry masters Rob Kincaid and Dave McClure.

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Top-10 Things to Know About the 2019 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles


2019 Arctic Cat snowmobiles: The Top-10 Things to Know.

Arctic Cat just launched its 2019 line of snowmobiles. There's some new technology that...dare I say it...will change the game.

Here are the top-10 key things to know about it.

Click into next year.

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The Wait is Over: Wildcat XX


2018 Wildcat XX from Textron Off Road.

After a too-long wait and a couple premature introductions, the Wildcat XX is finally ready for prime time. Is it worth the wait?

Read on and decide for yourself.

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What Do You Wish For on an Arctic Cat Snowmobile?


What do you want on a new Arctic Cat snowmobile?

In two days Arctic Cat will take the wraps off its 2019 model line of snowmobiles.

Some Arctic Cat fans will be shock-and-awed.

Others will visit their dealer to lay down some cash.

And some will be disappointed. It happens every year.

It's understandable: Each of us has an idea in our minds what the next Arctic Cat snowmobile needs to offer US. We have high expectations. And if Cat doesn't deliver, we're disappointed.

So I want this post to be a place where YOU can tell Arctic Cat EXACTLY what you want on the next (or future) model line.

Click to see my wish list.

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Another 2019 Teaser Vid from Arctic Cat


Here's another teaser from Arctic Cat for its soon-to-be-released 2019 model line.

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Watch ISOC Snocross Live Tonight and Tomorrow from Mt. Pleasant, Mich.


Click Here to watch ISOC Snocross Live (and see Team Arctic kick some butt)

After last weekend's ISOC snocross national in Salamanca, NY, Team Arctic racers have captured more than 60 percent of all class wins in the circuit this season! And they've garnered more than 50 percent of all the podium places.

The same percentages are true in USXC cross-country.

Tune into the the ISOC livestream (by clicking on the photo above) today and tomorrow to see if the winning continues at the Mt. Pleasant, Mich., national this weekend.

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Wadena County Trail Breakers 50th Celebration


Wadena County Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club

Last month I had the great pleasure to spend a couple hours with members of the Wadena County Trail Breakers snowmobile club during their 50th Anniversary celebration.

It reminded me of how much our sport relies on the unselfish dedication of people who largely go unheralded, but without whom this sport ceases to exist as we know it.

Click for a few words and pictures.

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The 2019 Cats Are Coming 2.25.18


Sunday night we find out what Arctic Cat has in store for 2019.

Got any ideas what the future will bring?

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Snow Report for Feb. 20, 2018


Snow Depth report for 2-20-18

Winter has been hit-or-miss throughout much of the snowbelt this season, but it seems to have truly arrived in several areas over the past few days (with more on the way).

I was in the St. Germain/Eagle River area of Wisconsin over the weekend, and I've NEVER seen so many snowmobilers in one place. This despite less-than-perfect conditions.

If there isn't riding in your backyard, chances are it's only a few hours (or less) away.

Click HERE for the NOAA interactive snow depth site.

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Huss and Sottosanti Iron Dog Pre-Run


Just how gnarly is cross-country racing in general (and the Iron Dog in particular)? Check out this short video of Team Arctic's Micah Huss and Ryan Sottosanti final pre-race shakedown on a portion of the course in preparation for this year's race, which began two days ago.


The duo are currently sitting in sixth place, stopped in Unalakleet at mile 841.

Click HERE to jump to the Iron Dog website.

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I-500 Cross-Country Recap


USXC I-500 was good for (most) Team Arctic racers in 2018.

The USXC I-500 cross-country race concluded last Saturday at the finish in Bemidji, Minn. After three days and 500 miles of ditch, river and woods, Team Arctic racers notched 11 of 15 class wins, which is pretty remarkable.

Due to a couple untimely mechanical issues, the team didn't capture the overall win.

Alas... that's racing.

Click to see a few pix of (most of) the class winners.

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Product Spotlight: Arctic Cat Garage Collection


Arctic Cat Garage Collection

Got a man-cave that needs some more cool stuff?

The Arctic Cat Garage Collection might be exactly what you want.

Check these things out (along with the official ArcticInsider recommendations.)

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Q&A with 2018 Soo 500 Winners Zach Herfindahl & Wes Selby


Team Arctic Cat Zach Herfindahl and Wes Selby win 2018 Soo 500.

This past weekend, the Team Arctic/Christian Brothers Racing duo of Zach Herfindahl and Wes Selby captured a hard-fought, dramatic win in the 50th Anniversary Soo International 500 enduro. The last 100 or so laps of this race will go down as some of the best racing in the history of an already iconic event, with four sleds in the hunt to win plus an epic battle with Polaris’s Aaron Christensen during the closing laps.

It marked just the third time Arctic Cat has won the Soo, the first coming from Troy DeWald &  Jeff Luenberger in 2010 and the second with Selby and Brian Dick in 2015.

Click to read what it was like for the two winning drivers.

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