In September, Arctic Cat announced a contest to give four lucky enthusiasts the chance to be the first to ride the all-new 2024 CATALYST snowmobile platform. There were so many entries, Arctic furthered the invite count and chose six! The cool thing about the announcement of the winners for me, I recognize half the names as regular followers of ArcticInsider! Congratulations!
The following winners will be headed to one of my favorite western riding spots, Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Wyoming, to join Arctic Cat on their 2024 Model Year photoshoot. These lucky winners will get to experience everything I loved about model year photoshoot events including:
Western Riding – Togwotee Mountain Lodge has a great facility with everything you need on-site. The cabins are fantastic, food is excellent and there are guides and rental snowmobiles available. Let’s not forget about the great on- and off-trail riding and beautiful mountain scenery which are all top notch.
Behind-The-Scenes – It’s quite the feeling to roll in to the Photoshoot “compound” as an invited guest. The thrill of seeing an entire line-up of yet to be seen pre-production snowmobiles all lined up in front of the semi-trucks really amps up the anticipation to ride. Plus, you’ll get to see the massive coordinating it takes to pair all-new gear to all the riders and snowmobiles for every photoshoot session. Whew!
Celebrities – You’ll meet all types of riders on the Arctic Cat photoshoot team that help pull off some of the spectacular photos. The first time you attend a meal and sit down next to a pro rider you’ve followed on Social Media, videos or the YouTube, will be one you’ll remember forever. By the end of your stay, those Pro racers and Backcountry riders will know you by name and share stories of your day ride experiences together.
Hurry Up and Wait – You may even get asked to be part of the photo or video shoot which is always a thrill to see your mugshot in marketing assets like catalogs, websites, videos or social.
Congratulations again to the winners!…take some notes and share them with me when you get back and Ill share your experience here.
JIM ELLIS (9+ YEARS RIDING EXPERIENCE)
PAUL HEIN (9+ YEARS RIDING EXPERIENCE)
BOB KLAPPERICH (9+ YEARS RIDING EXPERIENCE)
ROCKY MILLBURN (9+ YEARS RIDING EXPERIENCE)
TRENT SEARLE (9+ YEARS RIDING EXPERIENCE)
SARA THIELE (4-5 YEARS RIDING EXPERIENCE)