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HAY DAYS is ON !!!

Posted on June 13th, 2020 in Sledder News

“After much discussion we’ve decided to proceed with preparations for Hay Days 2020 as scheduled.”

A letter form Sno Barons Snowmobile Club …

As communicated last week, we are providing you a status on the planning for Hay Days 2020. First we want to thank everyone who provided input, both solicited and unsolicited, on the importance of Hay Days to the powersports community. At the same time, we’ve needed to weigh health and safety concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and feel confident we could host an event that was both safe and worthwhile for everyone involved.

After much discussion we’ve decided to proceed with preparations for Hay Days 2020 as scheduled. While no one can predict what COVID-related challenges may still exist three months from now, we are hopeful the situation will continue to improve. Understanding it will take many months if not years for the nation to return to the pre-COVID freedoms we once enjoyed, our efforts over the three months leading to Hay Days will be focused on the changes necessary to safely conduct Hay Days recognizing a new reality where physical distancing, robust sanitation practices, and self-awareness must be front and center. We will also be closely monitoring the rapidly evolving state and local guidelines and their impacts on our plans. Please understand as the situation unfolds over the next three months, the possibility exists that we may need to revisit our decision.

Over the next few weeks as our readiness plans develop, we will be communicating regularly with exhibitors, food vendors, racers, staff, and our guests to set expectations and collaboratively develop the new protocols that must be diligently followed. Please monitor haydays.comfor the latest event-related information and expect our Hay Days event team to be reaching out with more information.

Sno Barons Snowmobile Club

 

NEW SNOWMOBILE MAKER TAIGA CONTINUES TO PUSH THE ELECTRIC BOUNDARY

Posted on May 5th, 2020 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

The buzz surrounding the start-up, high-tech snowmobile manufacturer known as Taiga continues to build momentum as we patiently and eagerly await our opportunity to squeeze the “juice” of this rechargeable sled. Until then, like you, we continue to read and watch what we can to learn about the progress of this next generation technology. The most recent was a segment produced by VICE Media, where the global media company spent a week at the Taiga Research and Development facility back in February of this year. While there, Taiga CEO and Co-founder Sam Bruneau explained how the company began, the challenges it faces and the exhilarating feeling of riding an electric snowmobile. You can watch the video HERE

SKI-DOO AND CAN-AM ANNOUNCE 90-DAY WARRANTY EXTENSION

Posted on May 5th, 2020 in Offroad News, Sledder News

Press Release: Valcourt, Quebec, April 29, 2020 – BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) has decided to make the current period a little more bearable by announcing a 90-day extension to all of its manufacturer limited warranty, expiring between March 15 and June 30, 2020, across all its powersports product lines (Ski-Doo®, Lynx®,, Sea-Doo® and Can-Am®).

This initiative is an indication of BRP’s commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience, even during these challenging times, and is part of the recent “Together, We Ride” project which is a reminder that tough times require new responses. Since some BRP dealers have temporarily closed or are partially open, we wanted to ensure that our customers can fully benefit from their warranty.

″In the current context, people already have a lot of other things on their mind. We didn’t want their warranties running out to be one of them, especially with reduced service department capacity. We wanted to make sure we make things as easy as we can by being the first OEM in North America to offer a 90-day warranty extension on all our powersports products,” said Delton Bohlman, Vice-President, Global Customer Services Parts & Accessories at BRP. “Together, We Ride is not just a catchphrase for us: we are all in this together and we need to do our part to help each other get through it.”

Customers who qualify do not need to take any action to be included in the warranty extension program, they will be automatically prolonged. The 90-day extension applies to all limited warranties and B.E.S.T. extended service coverage which are set to expire between March 15 and June 30, 2020.

INTERNATIONAL SNOWMOBILE CONGRESS CANCELLED – OMAHA, NEBRASKA IN 2021

Posted on April 16th, 2020 in Sledder News

After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, provincial, state and local authorities we are sad to announce the International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) 2020 will not be taking place. As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we can’t in good conscience risk the health and well being of our guests and those here at home.

If you have secured a hotel room with the Double Tree hotel as of Friday, April 3, 2020 the hotel will issue a blanket cancellation for all rooms blocked under ISC 2020. If you do not receive a notification from the hotel by Monday, April 6, 2020 please contact the hotel directly at 1-306-525-6767

Your registration fee for ISC 2020 will be refunded in the coming weeks via the original payment method.

Although this is a disappointment, we hope to see you all in Omaha Nebraska June 9-12, 2021. Nebraska will be taking over the ISC website from us very soon, so you’ll be able to stay up to date on everything ISC2021 by returning to this website in mid 2020.

We’d like to thank everyone that has supported us and our event over the years. – Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association

AMSOIL INTRODUCES ENGINE WARRANTY PROGRAM FOR SNOWMOBILERS

Posted on April 16th, 2020 in Sledder News

AMSOIL introduces their Runs on Freedom 2-year engine warranty program.

The crew at AMSOIL have launched a new warranty that supports snowmobile owners’ freedom to choose their lubricants without fear of voiding their new-snowmobile original equipment manufacturer (OEM) warranty. The AMSOIL Runs on Freedom Snowmobile Warranty covers engine repairs on new-model-year snowmobiles that use AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil exclusively for up to two years or 5,000 miles (8,000 km), whichever comes first.

Snowmobile owners are often led to believe they must use the OEM-recommended oil to preserve their factory warranty. The federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act protects American consumers’ freedom to choose the brand of parts and lubricants they deem best. It is illegal to tie warranty coverage to whichever brand of parts or lubricants they use unless the OEM provides them free of charge.

Not only is the law on the side of consumers, so is AMSOIL with this new warranty.

“This is a new-to-market warranty no other aftermarket snowmobile lubricant manufacturer offers,” said Dan Peterson, Senior Vice President of Dealer Sales and Marketing. “We’re so confident in our products that we’ll cover any repair to an oil-lubricated engine part in the unlikely event of an engine failure.”

The AMSOIL Runs on Freedom Snowmobile Warranty is a no-fault warranty and does not require participants to send oil samples or parts to prove an oil-related failure. Snowmobile owners who wish to file a claim must simply be verified warranty participants who exclusively use AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil.

INTERCEPTOR is a high-performance lubricant proven to resist wear and exhaust-power-valve sticking in today’s demanding snowmobile engines. It is specifically designed to deliver maximum performance in all makes of two-stroke snowmobiles, including Ski-Doo,*Polaris* and Arctic Cat.*

For full warranty details and to register, view the terms and conditions at www.amsoil.com/rofwarranty.