A lot of riders in mountain states and provinces like to modify their sleds for their intended purpose, but you’d be hard-pressed to find more souped-up, tricked-out backcountry carvers and hillclimbers than can be spotted in Colorado.

Why is that? Because the riding in Colorado is typically higher in altitude than anywhere else in the Snowbelt. When clawing through feet of fresh powder in thin air above 10,000 feet, having a little (or a lot of) boost can be the difference between having a great day and being hopelessly stuck. Once you’ve added power, many riders theorize, why not add an aftermarket rear suspension, some lightweight components and a longer track to make it even more capable? Why stop there – doesn’t that highly customized rig need a customized look?

Again this year the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo and Snow Goer magazine will be celebrating such machines with its Rocky Mountain Extreme Machines display. Riders willing to bring their sled to the October show can apply, and the snowmobiles chosen will be not only being fashionably displayed, they’ll also be featured in the pages of Snow Goer magazine.

At the show, all attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite Extreme Machine, and the winner will be honored with a prize package and an award. Plus, those who vote also get a chance to win door prizes as well.

To apply to display your sled, email pictures and a description of each modification you made to your sled to aswanson@snowgosite.wpengine.com. Entries will be accepted until September 15. Even if you don’t have a sled to display yourself, come to the show and see these unique creations.

The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo will be Oct. 11-12 at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. For information visit cosnowmobileexpo.com 

 

2013 Extreme Machine owned by Preston Turk. Total aftermarket investment estimated at $32,000.
2013 Extreme Machine owned by Preston Turk. Total aftermarket investment estimated at $32,000.

 

 

 

2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Brian Lundstedt. Total estimated aftermarket investment: $25,000 to $30,000.
2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Brian Lundstedt. Total estimated aftermarket investment: $25,000 to $30,000.

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Steven Marlenee. Total aftermarket investment estimated at $35,000.
2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Steven Marlenee. Total aftermarket investment estimated at $35,000.
2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Rodney Grabow. Total aftermarket investment estimated at $4,625.
2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Rodney Grabow. Total aftermarket investment estimated at $4,625.
2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Cole Wilford. Total aftermarket investment estimated at more than $15,000.
2013 Rocky Mountain Extreme Machine owned by Cole Wilford. Total aftermarket investment estimated at more than $15,000.

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