West Yellowstone Snowmobile Expo 2012, A Weekend In Recap
This past weekend we had the opportunity to spend five days in West Yellowstone, Mt. It was the 22nd annual showing of the West Yellowstone Snowmobile Expo, and it was full of 2013 excitement. The weekends events featured the main show, with vendors from across the country. Klim, Motorfist, Slednecks, Polaris, Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, Yamaha, 509, Mountain Addiction, Mountain Fit Hoods, CMX, SLP, and XXXModRods were all in attendance. The weekend also included snow cross, snow bike, and WSSRA drag races.
The other featured event for the weekend was the Octane Addictions Best of the West freestyle show. West was the first of two stops for this event. We had the opportunity to be one of the premier sponsors of the event, along with the likes of industry favorites such as HMK, Bikeman Performance, CA Pro Skis, WPS, and Bulldog Decks. The weather proved to be a challenge at the first stop with a pretty steady breeze and snowflakes the size of golf balls. Sam Rogers and Willie Elam were the crowd favorites and came to put on a show, even with the shoddy weather. All the riders in attendance had flip trips in there bag, but because of the winds only a couple riders pulled the trick out. After next weekend, the "Best of the West" will be crowned in Jackson Hole.
We spent the rest of our weekend out on the snow. Testing some new 2013 gear from vendors. Thankful for the storms that blew in on Saturday night during the freestyle, we were left with 2-3 feet of deep fresh blower pow. Sunday, brought some passing sunshine and meadows full of pow turns, while Monday and Tuesday brought some scratches and a sweet pine scent as we bashed the trees. Avalanche conditions couldn't be worse at the moment so riders out there please be careful, and check your local avalanche conditions.
Check back later this week for product reviews of the gear that we got our hands on, along with more information from this up coming weekend at the World Hill Climb Championships at Jackson Hole. One last thanks goes out to Josh Skinner and Justin Stevens for all the help this weekend, along with Tyler Johnson of Octane Addictions. With your help fellas we are making a strong entry into the industry.