10 Reasons Not to Miss the 2015 Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV and Powersports Show
The Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show is always a much anticipated event for powersport enthusiasts across Ontario. If you're into sleds, quads, side x sides, trailers, new technologies or really anything to do with the outdoors and motorsports, you're not going to want to miss it!
The show takes place October 23rd through 25th at the Toronto International Centre and boasts over 500,000 square feet of motorsport-inspired enthusiasm. Everyone who is anyone in the industry will be at this show. Sure, there are great deals but better yet, it's an opportunity to gain knowledge by speaking with the great people who are passionate about providing all of us with a great powersports experience. Come on out and level up your own powersports expertise!
***Update - Make sure to bring your camera phone. Ontario Tourism, Klim and Ontario Snow Goer Magazine are holding a contest at the show. The grand prize is an all expenses paid trip to ride the trails at an as yet to be announced region in Northern Ontario with OSM magazine. AND you'll get fitted up with brand new Klim gear. Search for the hashtag #TripWithOSM or CLICK HERE to learn more!***
With so much to see and do here are 10 ways to level up by attending the show.
1 - The Freestyle Show
Athlete and X-Games Gold Medalist, Heath Frisby is back again and will be leading the freestyle show preforming massive tricks including the gnarly backflip. Everything about this show is impressive and action packed including the Dayco-sponsored 120 snowmobile races & ATV Mud Bogs! Arrive early and get a front row seat!
2 - OFSC, District & Destination Pro's
32,000km of trails that lead to thousands of destinations—this is your opportunity to get the lowdown and local knowledge on the trails and places to ride. You're going to be blown away by the knowledge these people have! They are there to help you so make sure to ask any questions you may have. Like last year, permits go on sale October 1st through the OFSC's online site – click here to get yours.
3 - Royal Distributing
With over 25,000 square feet of sale space, Royal Distributing brings an entire store of items offering some the hottest deals on all sorts of must-have gear. If you are looking for a new helmet, suit, boots or gloves you'll find them all here. Carbides, tracks, skis and studs too! If they don't have what you need you can always order it so be sure to pick up a catalogue.
4 - Custom Snowmobiles & Powermodz Crew
The custom snowmobile display includes both snowmobiles and side by sides this year and is sure to wow the entire family. Each year the Busted Knuckles crew brings something new that pushes the limits of what we thought was possible. The PowderModz Youtube crew of Ottawa will be filming episodes right at the show, stop by and meet Louis and get your mug on the show.
5 - Manufacturers
We've come a long way since last year and there is a lot of new stuff to see. You're going to want the chance to check the new, first ever adjustable carbide Pilot TS ski from Ski-Doo; sit in the seat of the 5-speed manual Yamaha YXZ1000R side by side; ask about the impressive design of the Polaris AXYS sleds and admire Arctic Cat's XF Cross Trek's versatility. We're also going to see Honda, John Deere, CFMOTO, Kubota, Kawasaki and much more!
6 - OFATV and Clubs
With recent changes to the off-road vehicle act permitting UTV and 2up ATV riding on municipal roads it is important to verify with local clubs and municipalities that they have enacted by-laws to permit use. The passionate folks from the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs will help you get on your way by providing on-the-ground knowledge of great rides. This is also a great opportunity to find out about trying a winter ATV experience.
7 - Used Snowmobile & ATV After Market & Used Parts
If you're in the market for a used snowmobile or ATV this is a great opportunity to find some of the best deals of the year. The selection is diverse and covers all manufacturers and model years giving you lots to look at and decide on. If you can't find what you're looking for here stop on by and check out Sleddealers.ca. Make sure to check out the used parts section and dig through the bins, you're bound to find something you or a friend needs.
8 - Vintage Snowmobiles
Over the last few years I've always taken the time to stop and admire each of the vintage snowmobiles. It amazes me how far our snowmachines have come. You will really enjoy each snowmobile's uniqueness and how well they have been cared for. Best of all you might even find one of your previous sleds triggering an instant flashback!
9 - ORPS Parts
Jim and the team at ORPS Parts from Newmarket, Ontario are known for providing some of the best service in the industry. They cover Sled, ATV, UTV, Bike and Marine industries. ORPS parts always extends the offer to bring the parts you need and to meet you at the show—all you have to do is send them an email.
10 - Lodges & Resorts
It's easy to get complacent with the volume of things to see but make sure to stop in and chat with the fine people from one of the various lodges / resorts. These people are at the show because they want you to have an amazing motorsport experience. There is nothing better than being welcomed by fellow powersport lovers while on a riding adventure. I'll bet that you will find a experience that will make great memories.
Finally make sure to hunt me down at the show! I'll be volunteering at the Northeastern Ontario Tourism booth as that's where I call home. If I'm not there ask around, I won't be far!