Buying Your Own Snowmobile

So maybe you’re wondering…where can I buy my own snowmobile in Ontario? The best place to start is the read the Spring Preview (February) and Buyer’s Guide (September) issues of various snowmobiling magazine to familiarize yourself with the new snowmobiles available through the dealer networks of the four sled manufacturers — Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo (BRP) and Yamaha.

Dealers: Buying a snowmobile is much like purchasing a car. Each of the four sled brands has a network of dealers where you can select from current and used sleds, hear expert advice and get service done. Just as with buying an automobile, these dealerships are conveniently located around Ontario and also offer parts, accessories and clothing. Dealers are also a good source of snowmobiling information about snowmobiling and how to contact the local snowmobile club.

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Typically, the four manufacturers introduce their new model line–ups each spring with special offers and packages, while the main selling season is the fall of each year. Dealers often have a mix of current, new non-current and used sleds for sale.

Used Sleds: Many used sleds are for sale privately in newspapers and buy and sell publications. One convenient way to buy a used snowmobile is to visit for non-current or used snowmobiles. It’s a user friendly way for you to shop, compare and buy online from an affordable selection that otherwise might not be accessible or available to you. It’s important to check over a prospective used sled thoroughly before buying.

Contributing partners for this Ontario snowmobiling site include: Intrepid Snowmobiler, Murphy Insurance, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, Ontario Tourism, Snow Goer Media, Supertrax Media.

About Craig Nicholson—The Intrepid Snowmobiler

Popularly known as The Intrepid Snowmobiler, Craig Nicholson is an International Snowmobile Hall of Fame journalist who specializes in recreational snowmobiling activities. Craig has snowmobiled in every region of Canada and many states. His one-of-a-kind tour book, “Canada’s Best Snowmobiling – The Ultimate Ride Guide”, chronicles his adventures, as does his website and Facebook page.

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