7 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Snowmobilers

Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers, or just one unforgettable gift, any of the ideas on this year's list are sure to put a smile on the face of the snowmobile lover in your life.

Christmas is a time for giving. But sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect thing, even if socks are still the ultimate gift. If you have someone on your list who loves snowmobiling in Ontario, look no further. Here are seven great gift ideas for the snowmobiler(s) in your life.

Check out our updated list for last minute gifts here!

2019 OFSC Trail Permit 

2019 OFSC trail permit sticker courtesy of Matt Sullivan

This may not be a surprise gift, but having someone take care of your permit for the upcoming season is a real pleasure. This purchase is only available online now and there are discounts for purchasing early. Save money and make a snowmobiler happy—a winning combination.

TrakMaps SD Card

Trails are constantly changing so it's important to have the latest maps. TrakMaps SD cards are available for Ontario as well as many other provinces and regions. Maybe there’s a trip being planned for another province such as  Nova Scotia, where up-to-date maps would be imperative. Check out the TrakMaps website to purchase the right SD card for your snowmobilers specific GPS unit.

Snowmobiles for the next generation

What could be better for a young rider than a new snowmobile? Regardless of age, there are options for all. Most manufacturers have models in the 120cc class. Whether it’s the Yamaha SRX 120, the Polaris Indy, the Arctic Cat ZR 120 the new Arctic Cat ZR 200, the newly reborn Yamaha Snoscoot, or a 550 Fan Class snowmobile, there are a lot of choices for sleds to introduce the younger generation to the sport. Consider rider skill, physical size, and where they will be riding before purchasing. Do some research online, read reviews, and if possible find someone who has been through the experience of buying a snowmobile for a youth to give you some guidance.

Base Layers 

The development of technology in snowmobile clothing has been a blessing. Both snowmobile manufacturers and aftermarket companies have worked hard to keep us dry and warm. The first place to check is Klim. Here's a list of all Klim dealers in Ontario. Ski-doo also has a great selection of base layer options for men and for women. Gamma Sales and Kimpex both offer a wide selection of all kinds of snowmobile accessories. Contact your local dealer to see what they carry—here's the complete list of places in Ontario that serve snowmobilers to get you started.

A Weekend Getaway

Whether it's an annual trip to one of Ontario's famed Tour Loops or there's been talk of exploring some new ground this year, a gift certificate to one of Ontario's best snowmobile-friendly destinations is surely a welcomed way to show you care. Here's a recent list of popular snowmobile destinations and another that includes all hotels, motels and resorts on or near OFSC tours

Luggage Mounts and Accessories

Gone are the days of bulky backpacks, saddlebags, and wearing the same clothes for five days straight. Manufacturers have made carrying luggage and extra fuel a breeze. Check out Ski-Do's Linq system line as well as Sled SolutionsPowderkeg LLC, Gears, Skinz Protective Gear, and Dennis Kirk. Help your loved ones stay comfortable and fresh.

Polaris Ride Command App

Here's a super affordable (cost: free) gift that every snowmobiler wants, whether they know it or not. Really, you're giving the gift of knowledge here. So after the torn gift wrap mess is cleaned up, whisper in their ear “Polaris Ride Command App.” This app allows snowmobilers to post conditions, find other riders, and more. Posts expire after 24 hours, so it's always up to date—should prove to be a great tool this winter. 

With winter just around the corner, we hope you get your holiday shopping done soon. Then you can focus on more important things, like making sure that your sled is ready for the Christmas break. Let it snow!

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What A Ride covers stories, events and perspectives from the worlds of motorcycling, snowmobiling, ATVing and boating. Motorized adventures, full-tilt, 24/7.

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