Performance Sled or Utility Sled?

What Are You Going to Do With Your Snowmobile?

Do you want a performance sled or utility sled?

Snowmobiles have been around since the 1920s, it’s been only recently that you could  consider asking yourself which style of sled you wanted. In fact, it was just over a decade ago that sleds for the mountain conditions of U.S. and Canadian mountains – deep powder and steep, high slopes – were designed.
Before that, if you wanted to tackle the Rockies or other Western mountain ranges, you did the best you could. Either you rode on short track sleds or found a way to modify the sleds yourself for deep powder adventures.

It’s a Different Ride on a Mountain Performance Sled

Simply put, snowmobiling up a steep mountain slope is harder than riding a snowmobile on a flat trail. So mountain snowmobiles like the Ski-Doo Summit & are designed for specifically that purpose. A performance sled features an engine with high power output. That gives you adequate force for climbing the inclines of the Western mountains.

The Ski-Doo Summit lineup is powered by a roaring Rotax engine. The throttle response has been improved.  The machine has even more crisp acceleration, and the high HP engine has the force to help you climb the slopes.

Narrow body panels, bottom pan, tunnel and running boards have all been designed for optimal interface with snow in mountain conditions. You’ll be able to maneuver through tight trails. And the tracks are designed with longer lugs for improved traction on slopes. Seating is designed for deep snow riding, and you’ll ride all day in comfort.

Utility Snowmobiles That Are Comfortable, Convenient and Affordable

Of course, snowmobiles aren’t just recreational vehicles. If you need a snowmobile to carry out your daily tasks –working in the field, or hauling cargo—the utility sled is a more practical choice than the performance sled.

These snowmobiles have longer and wider frames than mountain sleds. Their suspension is designed for heavy duty workloads, and they can carry a decent amount of cargo. They also have a hitch for towing sleds behind them. They are designed for lower speed applications.

If you own land and need easy winter transportation, the Ski-Doo Expedition Sport model might be your sled of choice. The suspension provides a refined ride on trail and on top of powder, giving you options and ease of travel. The sled has a lightweight and durable chassis design, which allows for precise control from a variety of riding positions. You’ll be able to take on a wide range of terrain, riding casually or aggressively.

Built with a powerful Rotax engine, adjustable ski stance, a 2-up seat with backrest and lots of other features, this snowmobile was designed for price-conscious riders who need the ideal utility-touring hybrid.

Come in today and let our snowmobile specialists help you choose the model you need.


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Ben Leben

Ben is in the sales department at Montrose Implement & Motorsports. An outdoor enthusiast, Ben is equally comfortable discussing ATV's and Side-by-Sides, Snowmobiles, Tractors and Implements.