Extreme Snowmobiling–Snowmobile Paragliding

Snowmobilers seem to be able to adapt any sport to include the use of a snowmobile! The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) credits British Columbia native, Eric Oddy, with pioneering snowmobile paragliding. See: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/flying-snowmobile-extreme-sport-pioneered-by-b-c-man-1.1328090 Paragliders use a harness with inflatable wings to be able to take off like a bird and fly. In snowmobile paragliding that […]
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Carl Eliason

Carl Eliason was born in Saynor, Wisconsin in 1899. Since a disability kept him from participating in many things, such as hunting and fishing during the winter months, he dreamed of a machine that would carry him through the woods where everyone else walked with snowshoes. Carl experimented with snowmobiles like the one invented by […]
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1960 – Hetteen Crosses the Arctic on a Polaris

Have you ever dreamed of challenging the wilderness? It takes courage, knowledge and determination to survive against the elements, plus, more than that, it takes a good reason–or a dream. Edgar Hetteen, sometimes called the grandfather of the snowmobile, was such a dreamer. He, along with his brother-in-law, David Johnson, started Polaris Industries, and then […]
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