I do my best to try and explain how amazing the feeling is to ride a snowmobile to those that have never ridden before. That feeling of side-hilling into a big open bowl of untouched powder when the sun is perfectly gleaming off the snow, your favorite tunes playing in your ear, and knowing that you have a machine between your legs that will literally take you anywhere you have the skills to take it. Carving back and forth with just the slightest shift of weight, catching small face shots of snow at each turn. It’s almost euphoric in a way under the right conditions and for those of you that already ride, you know exactly what I’m talking about. However, I still feel as if I don’t do it any justice.
But I came across this video that I feel like in just under 3 minutes provides a pretty damn good representation of that feeling. Professional and die hard snowmobiler Keith Curtis took what appears to be a stock Polaris PRO RMK 800 out to Revelstoke, BC after a killer storm and got “freshies” all over the hill. You might remember Curtis because he won the 2016 Jackson Hole Hillclimb Championships in a couple different classes, both of which also on the Pro RMK Axys chassis which we couldn’t be bigger fans of and even own one identical to the one used in the film. There’s just something about the soundtrack, the snow conditions, the sled, and the riding ability of a professional doing some very technical riding that paint the perfect picture. If you can watch this video and not want to get out and try it for yourself, you might need someone to check your pulse because there might be a problem.