Colorado Snowmobile Expo Oct. 11-12 Hosts Swap, Seminars & More

Virtually all things snowmobile related – and mountain sledding focused most specifically – are being pulled together this coming weekend, October 11-12, in Denver, Colorado, at the 29th annual Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo.

The event, hosted by Snow Goer magazine in coordination with the Colorado Snowmobile Association, will feature more than 70 displayers inside the National Western Complex main building, plus a large snowmobile-related swap meet on Saturday, indoor educational seminars both days, autograph sessions with backcountry stars and more, making it a can’t miss event for snowmobile enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area.

Inside The Hall

“This show really has it all,” said John Prusak, editor and publisher of the Snow Goer, “from big displays of the new sleds to large dealer booths where folks can get the best deals on jackets, bibs, boots, gloves, helmets and other wearables; from performance-oriented aftermarket Rocky 7displayers selling everything from turbo kits or lightweight components, to trailer manufacturers and dealers giving people top options on how to haul their sleds.”

Plus, there are displays featuring various exciting riding destinations from throughout the Rocky Mountains, plus snowmobile clubs, video makers, avalanche safety apparel, dirt bike conversations, clothing manufacturers, machine modifiers and much more, he said.

“If you’re looking for a new or used sled, a way to make it perform better, stuff to use while riding it or new and interesting places to take it, you can find it all this weekend at Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo,” Prusak said.Rocky 5

See the list at the bottom of this post for a rundown of exhibitors. Full information about the event can be found at

Get Educated, & Meet The Stars

The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo also hosts a number of seminars on a variety of topics to help sledders ride better, improve their personal safety, tune their snowmobile or better understand technology.

The seminars, arranged by Steven Marlenee of the Colorado Snowmobile Association, include Dale Petefish talking about backcountry survival; Eric Woog of Vohk Performance on machine performance and clutch tuning; Jim Phelan and Brian Tudizzle Cox on action video production; and Matt Entz on jumping and dropping basics. The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Racing circuit will tell folks how to get started in racing, while representative from Klim will explain clothing technology. One of the famous Zollinger brothers from Zbroz Racing will share suspension tuning secrets, and Entz will return with Kim Long to host a women’s riding clinic.

Rocky Mountain Show BurandtPlus, there are four other added treats. Brian Lundstedt of Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness will conduct a seminar on proper beacon use, and will also host an indoor beacon park throughout the weekend to allow people to learn to properly use this vital avalanche survival tool. Meanwhile, backcountry riding heroes Chris Burandt and Bret Rasmussen will hold separate backcountry riding clinics, sharing with riders the tips to make them better traverse the backcountry. And on Sunday, renowned trainer Mike Duffy will host a four-hour Avalanche Awareness course.

The exact times and places of the seminars are found at COSnowmobileExpo/workshops.

One big new addition this year is the backcountry riders autograph session, featuring the aforementioned Burandt, Entz, Phalen and Rasmussen, plus a who’s who of other riding stars from all brands of snowmobiling, including Jared Sessions, Brandy Floyd, Mark Mesenbrink, Brandon Chimenti, Sahen Sknner, Jaya Lange, Jonny Buschmann, Rob Kincaid, David McClure and more.

Plus, the Rocky Mountain Extreme Sleds display is back, but this year attendees will be asked to vote for their favorite machine, and they’ll get a chance to win a prize just by voting.

Don’t Forget The Swap

Another key attraction to the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo at the National Western Complex is the huge swap meet, held on Saturday, Oct. 11. The swap allows riders to buy and sell their sleds and related gear in a large outdoor parking lot beside the building. It grows every year and is expected to be packed again in 2014.Rocky Mountain Snow Swap

Consumer/shopper entry to the swap meet is included in your ticket purchase. Those seeking to sell their goods should contact Dennis Lynton of the Colorado Snowmobile Association at as soon as possible to reserve their space. Rules for the swap and other details are available by clicking here. That link can also lead you to the Swap Meet Registration Form.

The Colorado Snowmobile Association hosts the swap, and it serves as a fundraiser for this important grass roots organization. But it also helps create a fun, festive atmosphere at the Snowmobile Expo overall.

The Exhibitors

Here’s a list of the indoor exhibitors scheduled to appear at the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo, though more keep getting added daily. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 12.

Albany Lodge
Alpine Motorsports/VOHK
Arctic Cat
Arrowhead Mountain Lodge
Backcountry Access
BGV Marketing
Blue Ribbon Coalition
Boondockers Film
Buck’s Sports Products
Cendant Cellular Therapies
Charge Harder
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Colorado Powersports
Colorado Snowmobile Association
Complete Trailers
Coulter Lake Guest Ranch
Creede/South Fork Visitors Center
Earth X
Electric Mountain Lodge
Extreme Sleds display
First Place Parts
Full Throttle
G-Force Power Sports
Grand Lake Chamber
Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse
High Riders Snowmobile Club
IceAge Performance
Impacted Wraps
It Works Body Wraps
K Mod
Kurts Polaris
Lite Trax
Mile-Hi Snowmobile Club
Mount Princeton Resort
Mountain Addiction
Mountain Skillz
Mountain States Electric
Peak Powersports, Inc.
Power World
Rocky Mountain Xtreme
RPM Motorsports
Saratoga Lodge
Ski Doo
Skinz Protective Gear
Sledz Racing
Snow Goer Magazine
SnoWest Magazine
Spirit Lake Polaris
TD Outdoor Gear
Thunderstruck Films
Timbersled of Colorado
Trails West Mfg
True Adventure Gear
Tyler’s Back Country Awareness
Universal Storage Systems
Vickery Motorsports
Xtreme Sleds
Zbroz Racing





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