Anyone that’s ridden a snowmobile, especially one that’s been made in the last 5-10 years, knows that they’re one of the most amazing machines to ride. The power that has the potential of taking you up to speeds well above 100mph if you so desired. But that power combined with the immense traction from the massive tracks ranging anywhere from 136-173 inches long, you can also climb hills like you wouldn’t believe.
Well, the mad geniuses at MotorFist decided to go out and prove just how badass snowmobiles are, and their ridiculous climbing abilities. They took an older Polaris Snowmobile out to the “Big Nasty” Pro Hillclimb to take a crack at the same hill used for the Pro Bike competition. Mind you these are the extended swing arm, paddle tired, sometimes nitro fueled purpose built dirtbikes that compete on this hill, so it’s no joke.
This wasn’t in the middle of winter mind you in the snowmobile’s natural habitat. This was summertime, in the dirt, and you might wonder why the hell you would run a snowmobile in the dirt? Well normally you wouldn’t want to, at least not for long periods of time. But for short spurts like this, there’s nothing wrong with it at all other than needing to thoroughly clean out the track and tunnel. Matter of fact when you think about it, that massive track is just a big paddle tire so the contact patch on the sled is hundreds of times larger than on the bike. I don’t ant to ruin the video but let’s just say it’s most definitely worth a watch.