A quarter-century ago, the team from Snow Goer, Snow Week, Snowmobile and Snowmobile Business magazines tried its hand at TV with a regional snowmobile show called Snow Goer Television.Typically aired on Saturday mornings on broadcast channels in select markets, it aimed to spread the good message about snowmobiling.
Frankly, none of our staff were very good at being on-camera hosts – despite the tireless work by Rick and Deb from Dobson Video Productions to somehow make us look and sound good (talk about putting earrings on a sow!). But we had fun and hopefully entertained a few people along the way (OK, maybe only Phil entertained people).
Here’s a look at the second episode from the Fall 1996 season, featuring coverage some new 1997 Ski-Doo MXZ 670 and Polaris 600 Indy XCR, a spotlight on riding in Northern Minnesota, a tech tip, a focus on Kitty Cat racing and more. It even features some of the old snowmobile-related commercials from that era. That episode is posted below; click here to see Episode One from the same season.
2 thoughts on “Break Out The Popcorn For Snow Goer TV, Circa 1996”
Very nice, sled sales were around 260,00 then vs. 115,000 today. 600,000 in 1970, the hey day of sledding.
Do a show on the 1994 Polaris XLT 580 and 1997 Polaris Ultra SP 680 triples. 1993-1995 XLT was most produced sled by a mile, made up more sales than the other brands entire line up.
Other notables 1997 Yamaha SX700 triple, actually all the triples both single and triple pipe from 1994-2003 for all brands.
Do new sled sales from 1968-present.