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The ultimate ski vehicle

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Thread Starter 

You think you've got the ultimate ski vehicle?  Check out this add-on equipment:

 

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You hadn't seen those yet?  They've had variations of those things out for awhile now.

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Well, this you can switch on the fly, it just attaches right to your tires.  Yours they are actually replacing the wheels entirely.  Either way, I can see certain people having a use for this.

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I suppose if I was a rancher in the snow zone this might be attractive, but I find plenty of skiing where the roads get plowed. Pretty cool though.

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Yeah, that's who I was thinking of.   But, might be handy on a trip up to Polebridge.  

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That's all well and good, but the best skiing is accessed past the end of the road.

 

Ultimate ski vehicle: Bell 412EP

 

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Somebody always has to bring a helicopter into these "ultimate ski vehicle" threads, don't they?  rolleyes.gif    I thought I'd do it early and get it over with.

 

The Bell 212 and 412 aren't the fastest, but they're among the safest. They have two turbines and can fly on one.

 

 

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This was a pretty sweet ride that dropped in for the cub scout party last weekend.  No emergencies, just part of the showyahoo.gif

 

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post #8 of 12

Yeah, those definitely aren't the same as other systems. I remember Ken Block's car from a couple years ago (and others like it, including a bicycle-based version), but not having to replace your tires is a nice advantage. Plus these aren't even out yet, so they haven't been around for years.

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Car Rollkas!

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a 4wd should be enough

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

You hadn't seen those yet?  They've had variations of those things out for awhile now.

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The local cat skiing operator has this setup on a Suburban.  The staging area is at Purgatory, but the cat terrain is quite a ways back in the Nat. Forest.  They send the cat out early because it is slower and to pack the road, then the customers take the chair up, get in the Suburban and zoom back to catch the cat.  It is a nice ride and hauls ass.

 

FYI: The cat operation (presumably including the 4-tract Suburban) is currently for sale.  If interested contact San Juan Snowcats.


Edited by mudfoot - 7/27/12 at 8:52am
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I've heard the CS Irwin snowcats have flat screen TVs, that's luxury!

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