Snow Goer is planning to shine a light on a fun aspect of the snowmobiling lifestyle by compiling a list of the best snowmobiling trailside pitstops in America. And, to make it the best list possible, we’re looking for your nominations of snowmobiler-friendly places with great food and fun atmospheres in great, trail-accessible locations.
What makes a great (or at least really good) snowmobiling pitstop, from our perspective?
- It must have food, not just drinks. And, if it has something that it’s known for (Best burgers? Some unusual appetizer? Fish fry? A certain sandwich or entre? The world’s best chili?) that’s even better.
- It should have a location that a snowmobiler can ride right to, have a meal and then continue their day of riding.
- It should have a snowmobiler-friendly atmosphere and attitude – the sort of place that welcomes us in.
- Ideally, the pitstop has an area set up to handle our gear – a place to hang you jacket and helmet where they can get dry out and warm up.
- When you pull up to it at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of February (for example) it’ll have a bunch of sleds parked outside.
- This isn’t about lodging establishments. Certainly, a pitstop can have lodging, but this list is about being a good trailside place to stop for lunch or dinner; lodging shouldn’t be a factor, pro or con.
So, what is your favorite snowmobiling trailside pitstop? If you have a favorite you’d like to nominate, either send an email to email@example.com or fill in the comments box below this story. And, if you would, don’t just give us the name of the joint – tell us in a sentence or two what makes it special. Then look to an upcoming issue of Snow Goer to see if your favorite pitstop, with your nomination, made the list.
Thanks for your help. And, as we like to say, bring on the snow!