for the first time in a couple seasons we actually got some really good snow in my area I mean we're talking a couple feet of snow on the ground so when the opportunity came up to go somewhere else to ride I was actually a little disappointed because it's like we're just getting good here at home why would I want to leave but the opportunity to arrive was in New Hampshire and I've never been to New Hampshire and it to be perfectly honest I don't know anything about New Hampshire I didn't really even know where it was located other than on the East Coast it's really not that far from home for me it was only about a nine-hour Drive and it's kind of nestled away in this little this little pocket that I know is good for snow so even if it's half as much as they say it is it's still gonna be good so let's just go check it out it's such a beautiful spot where Tall Timbers is located right in the forest they got tons of really nice-looking cabins the rooms we stayed in were connected to the lodge and we're just beautiful this is really a snowmobile Mecca I mean you can tell just by the trailers and trucks in the parking lot and the sleds parked all over the yard that this is where people come to snowmobile even on a Tuesday unloaded the sleds out of our trailer and then we met up with the crew that we were gonna be riding with and our original contact for this trip was Nick Boston AK who is a Regional Sales Manager for Polaris in this area Nick brought along with him a good friend of his Keith Davis who is a district retail manager for Polaris as well and he was going to be kind of our off trail guide on the second day the big cheese for today's ride though was gonna be Len Johnson who is really close friends with Nick has been for many many years and is what Polaris calls a brand ambassador he doesn't work for Polaris but he is a very close contact with klaris and gives them a lot of feedback he was gonna be our guide for the trail day because he's local and knows the trails better than pretty much anybody else around here then we'll jump down on the trail do a loop come up four miles up to the scenic Vista from there we'll head those have lunch get rolling so if we want to get the views off of these scenic vistas we want to snow tracks to be a part of this experience for many reasons so one I've never had the opportunity to share this beautiful north country with them but secondly they do such a phenomenal job working alongside with Polaris and then providing unbiased reports and feedback on our products as well as our competitors I think that Lucan team do a great job at helping us understand you know what everybody wants that we were gonna do a loop through Pittsburgh work our date way down through Dixville up to Dixville peak and one of the reasons I wanted to bring you guys to theirs because it's got some really epic views and it's challenging and LAN had like a 200 mile day planned for us that we were gonna travel through Vermont through Maine see every possible site that you could see in the area unfortunately we had to chop that down a little bit because we do have a TV show to produce and that takes time but the trails are really they're vast and you start looking on a map there is a lot of trails intertwined through the area I mean we were on lakes in some points we were on narrow trails that were Bush trails even some single track because I ride Polaris long bills and I take my time to get them set up so thing they're perfect for the conditions of that day or whatever it is that's what's nice amount of clearance is the adjustability but alright with other guys who are riding other brands which are great but I'm like try my brand try what I'm riding and I give them itan of the key and go ahead and try it out take it for a burn and we'll go out and ride and switch back and forth all day long between all these different manufacturers and stuff and then you listen for the feedback what they like what they don't like and I provide that feedback information back to Polaris the more I learned about New Hampshire the more I really start to like this state on their license plate it says live free or die that's their slogan I mean you don't get much more America than that right but a couple other things I learned hey you can open carry anywhere and also they have no sales tax and no income tax so I mean talk about a free state to just go and live your life however you want being up on top of the mountain was really beautiful I mean it was a little bit overcast in snowy so the views weren't as good as what they said they could be but that's pretty typical and that's something I completely understand but you know the windmills are right there which is kind of cool to see hands a frozen rope so you're on Dick's little piece right now they call these birds Canadian Jays which is kind of funniest like Canadian bacon but now lens said just hold your hand out dive out you look put some food in your hand and hold it out and they'll land I'm like that's not even gonna happen I can stand here for a week and maybe one would land people have tried this before it wasn't kidding these these birds would swoop down and land on your hand like two and three at a time it was so weird it was really neat it was a neat experience on the mountain well an ambassador for Polaris is really somebody that lives in rides and just lives the ultimate experience that we provide on our products right does their best to share their experiences with other riders so that we can introduce new riders to our sport or other riders that might not be on a player's product have them better understand what we're all about the ride the handling you know the flotation so many things that we we have going for us right now and you know again haven't been here for 16 years though since we've launched taxes it's just been an awesome ride and I can't even tell you I we're so thrilled with the the chassis and now you had the 850 Patriot in there and it's just a man talk about a recipe for success so I own a 2000 19 players and ext a 50 with the Patriot motor in was blown away the suspension the handling and the engine the fun factor that players delivers is completely above and beyond what I experienced with other song just know other brands make stuff that rides good yadda yadda but the fun factor that klaris provides is a step above that in my opinion on a ride back from the mountain lookout we came upon a weird spot this great big hotel like like old hotel that's I guess got a lot of history in the area we came in on a golf course that have been abandoned years ago was all overgrown and it was just such a cool spot honestly this big old building they're just sitting kind of dilapidated people don't do this anymore I'll stay home and watch TV back in the twenties of 30 to make it a stones of this nature that make sense reasons like the central mega stone going for here it is this would be an awesome resource snowmobile asking anybody who's watched snow tracks watched me on snow tracks knows me at all knows that the switchback I saw is one of my all-time favorite snowmobiles I like to kind of think it was the Swiss Army knife of sleds you can do anything and it got really proven on the trails in New Hampshire I mean we rode a hundred miles on awesome trails all day and I was riding a switchback assault with a 2-inch paddle and couldn't have been happier the 850 was just ripping it was amazing as they all are and I could keep up with these guys on their full-blown trail sleds so certainly that says a lot for the Switchback in my opinion 94.7 a little bit of track spin I think you were off trail with it's not anything lie along with everybody else was starving I molester we get very angry if we don't eat so I was getting pretty hangry and pretty pretty famished so the guys took us to this little local place called the buck grub pizza pub fantastic name by the way just to end the day off with some food and it was a great spot I mean it was full of snowmobilers and I haven't seen a restaurant that full of snowmobilers in a long time it just had a really cool kind of you know early 90s vibe to it but with better sleds and I love that that that's the the heyday of snowmobiling and it really kind of brought it all back being here in Pittsburgh New Hampshire waking up on my second day in New Hampshire the plan for the day was to ride off trails and I was very curious to see just how good off trail riding around here to be we were promised about a foot of fresh snow is gonna fall the night while we were sleeping about six inches came which is still darn good but where we were headed to apparently the conditions were gonna be a lot deeper so the plan for the day is to drive about 20 minutes from the lodge and unload our sleds at a trailhead and then ride the sleds into Maine to the area we were gonna be riding off trail so we're up in northern Pittsburgh right now near the Canadian border we're gonna hop on East inlet down here we're gonna take that about twelve miles out into the woods and then we're gonna hop into vein and rips bit stuff out that way when the reason we had to do that is actually a very important one it is not legal to ride off trail in New Hampshire unless you have access to private land or have permission to be on private land but in Maine you can ride off trail pretty much anywhere and it's completely cool I'm rusty at mat cruncher I'm a trail guy but I'm gonna suck it up and get it done and have some fun and I'm wearing my trio gear cuz I don't have that country gear but I do have an assault 144 so I should be okay and perfect weather perfect temperature we brought with us a switchback assault and an indie axe seat and the idea is that our camera guy was gonna ride the end Exe on the first day I'd ride the assault both days but really an armed cane was necessary and luckily for me Nick and Heath both brought extra arm case so there was never a sled missing for what we wanted to do we got our own trail side tech today how do you beat that yeah do a little belt deflection because loose belt means he knows snowmobiles inside and out I mean I've ridden with him over the last 20 years I've seen him tear an engine apart on the on the trail you know I'm put it right back together but again he's a he's a heck of a rider a heck of an ambassador to the sport it's an honor to have him out here with us this is why everybody needs a win man there was a lot of snow I mean they promised us like eight feet on flat ground and I think that's probably under exaggerated there was nothing but snow and the arm case had really no issues getting whoever we wanted to go they wanted to bring us up into this tight tree area that was kind of on the side of a hill it wasn't really steep but the trees were closer together than they are a lot of times so getting there with no track pads to follow it ended up causing a little problem so I wrote the switchback assault I let mark my camera guy ride the rmk and I ended up getting the assault wicked buried like bad buried so luckily for me mark is not just the camera guy but he's also a friend and he wasn't gonna leave me stranded there to dig myself out for the entire day so he came over and and we got the Switchback assault out we got her rolling again and got the group back together and made it to the spot we wanted to get to but if there's one thing I learned real quick that Maine carries some heavy duty snowman in these backcountry areas once we got up on the side of the hill we kind of set up a bit of a base camp with the camera sleds and everybody kind of had a location and then Nick and Heath and I we just took off and we're ripping through the trees and we kind of were just playing in the deep snow finding spots to get the skis up couples got stuck here and there in the trees and it was a really really fun time you know build up some sweat fog a few goggles and some just some great stories and great laughs and this is really what it's all about just getting out with your your friends and enjoying the good weather the wildlife Pittsburghers a great place to ride it's over the years devolved into what I call one of the ultimate snowmobile destinations in New England and a lot of us because it's geared towards the snowmobile you've got great accommodations like tall timbers and great food the buck rub pub and all the other places around town but you've got gas stations you've got a repair shop a local dealer that sells parts people there just come on up come up and enjoy Pittsburgh couple the areas where we in I will say were really the deeper than a switchback assault was ever intended to ride in but it still got there and once we were there and you can get some momentum and keep the sled moving it was a blast to ride there was a couple spots I had to jump on an 850 rmk and that was cool too and and and wean those are great sleds everybody knows how awesome they are in the mountains but a bunch of the area's we were in I wanted to ride the assault because it's just such a fun challenging sled to ride in really deep snow it gets the skis up like crazy at wheelies it can pop over stuff and catch air if you were to pick one area where you could almost rely on snow year in and year out this is it we're sitting on a bunch of snow but I would hazard a guess we're on top of six eight feet of snow right now and it's just gonna keep on coming and coming throughout the year it's it's incredible stories like this one are such a fun time I mean I left home where there was lots of snow on the ground went to a state I'd never been to a knew almost nothing about found even more snow we've had some of the best trail running I've ever done some the best off trail riding I've ever done got to meet new friends Nick Heath and lend all around the exact kind of a trip that you want when you go snowmobiling but I will say these trails are also open side by side so these guys already know I'm coming back in the summer if you enjoyed that video make sure you hit the like button and then subscribe to snow tracks TVs YouTube channel that's constantly being updated with fresh content

Polaris Snowmobile Adventure in New Hampshire & Maine

34 thoughts on “Polaris Snowmobile Adventure in New Hampshire & Maine

  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Should try Northern Maine (the County) , You haven't seen snow till you go there.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    you guys should go to beaver Creek Lodge highly recommend it

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    You’ve already posted this video. I watched this shit weeks ago… wow this page has gotten pathetic. I’m done. Non stop trail junk and now reposted videos. Unsubed. Bye

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    ive been to those windmills

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Wasn't lying on the last video I commented on!!! I told you Maine wouldn't disappoint!!! Pretty damn awesome you guys came over here to Maine!!! Yesssaaahhh!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Hear in Canada we call the birds Gorbies…very cool bird

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    I was there when you guys were. I went into Boosebuck ME and people were talking about you guys being there.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Best episode since the season premier and ranks right up there with my all time favs

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Awsome ! Come ride with us in Aroostook County, Northern Maine , You will not be disappointed! Just got in from a 250 mile day trip! The clubs up here pour everything we have into making the best of every flake that falls. Last your we had groomers running till Darn near May. Check out the World Record ice carousel on Long Lake , never a dull moment up here! Thanks for all you guys do !!!Big Fan!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Glad to see that you guys are in my neck of the woods. I saw you guys on the trail

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Love seeing you guys in Pittsburg I ride from there every weekend

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Just a quick correction. It’s great here in Maine, though you CANNOT just jump off trail anyplace you please! Landowners don’t appreciate that and since we rely on the generosity of landowners for our very trails, best not piss ‘em off! We’d like to keep our trails open, thank you very much! We also don’t have a speed limit here, as opposed to New Hampshire’s 45 mph. They conveniently failed to mention that in their story. Looks like they failed to abide by that law in many parts as well!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    I'm from Maine nice to see people enjoying the outdoors this was a great video I felt really nice watching it

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Glad to see that you had a great time in New England hope to see you and snow trax get your Vermont trail pass and enjoy both states come back again enjoy more time with us findmany more trails to ride perfect conditions every day during the week our favorite days to ride Pittsburgh has 4 groomers running continuously every night

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    I live I new Hampshire and was up on dixville peak last weekend I love this show i wish i could have meet you i love riding in the backcountry and know some good parts around there

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Maine isn't completely open to off trail riding. Yes, there are some good spots but you need to trailer to a large portion of the areas. A lot of trails are available because of land owners and most of them don't want you off the trails they allow.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    shoulda gone up tot the bowl in NH

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Go NH! Haha great video man. I live in central NH so the snow isn't as good. Sledding is sledding ahaha

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    You have to watch your speed the game wardens out there waiting for you.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Thanks for coming North!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Saw you guys on the trail. We have a camp below spruce cone cabins. You guys need to visit magalloway bowl when it opens back up.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    I really hate to be that guy but you can't just ride anywhere in Maine. There are places you can ride off the trail but since 98% of the trails in Maine are on private property you better know what you're doing and where you are. That being said go check out Aroostook, it's A+ riding.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Pittsburg is awesome I ride there all the time alot of my friends and family dont ride backcountry but when I do I always go to Maine…

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Off trail is ALLOWED in Maine. However this does not mean ditchbanging along Route 2 or in a neighborhood. This means in the mountains riding on deep snow, not young tree growth. Join the Maine advocates for responsible backcountry facebook page.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    In Maine we call those birds Gorbys. They hang out around camps. When you show up after a week they'll be there very soon to see what they can get for scraps.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    NH resident here. it’s the best.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    New Hampshire has some pretty awesome trails.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Y’all need to get up to vilas/onieda county Wisconsin snowmobile capital of the world!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    You guys ever go to the Adirondack mountains in upstate NY?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Sounds like my kind of riding

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Jackson Zenk, you are correct.  Millanocket, Greenville, Jackman, fort kent, Rangley too.  I rode from millanocket to fort kent 272 miles in a day on my 2006 apex gt only going 32 miles in the wrong direction.  when you miss a turn at 100 mph and don't realize it for 5 miles that's 10 miles out of the way, if you don't miss it again ripping back lol.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    make a vid with arctic cat

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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    No speed limit in Maine on the trails as long as you remain right of center and in control enough to stop if a fish and game officer pops out and flags you to stop.  do not lock up the track and cross centerline of trail or you will get a ticket.  but go 100 mph all you want just stay in control of your machine, and ride within the limits of terrain, surroundings, visibility, and skill level.  And have fun.  Maine rocks I love NH also, just 45mph speed limit is a bit hard to follow and still stay warm and awake…..lol

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