SNOCRUISE EXPERIENCE with WEATHER


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SNOCRUISE gear!

Here in the Saskatchewan winter you need the best gear available. Here is a link to our gear that is available with  SNOCRUISE rentals this year. We have various sizes available.

HJC Full Face Helmets: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge, XXXLarge

NO FOG masks:  STD & XL

The Original NO-FOG
High Performance breath deflector

no fog

2 piece suits:

  • Small 

  • Medium 

  • Large  

  • XLarge

  • XXLarge

  • XXXLarge

 

        no fog

Winter boot sizes:  

  • 7    

  • 8   

  • 9   

  • 10  

  • 11 

  • 12 

  • 13

 

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SASKATCHEWAN
WEATHER
Here is some common weather links:

The Weather Network Weather Camera

Saskatchewan camera locations link below:
SASKATCHEWAN HIGHWAY and AIRPORT CAMS




Humboldt Prince Albert North Battleford Rosetown Rosthern

Saskatoon Spiritwood Watrous


Aberdeen Asquith Dalmeny Duck Lake Hague Laird Martensville

Prud'homme Rosthern Saskatoon Shellbrook St. Louis

Vonda Wakaw Waldheim Warman
 

ADVERSE SNOWY WEATHER
Adverse weather, 25 years of riding in the Nisbet Forest and these are all the pictures that I have of us riding in snowy weather.
Weather, in Saskatchewan we do have the occasional storm but they have never interfered with our snowmobiling. Even our temperatures often dip down into the -20's C sometimes usually over night hitting the -30's for several days at a time, but it is a dry cold, not the humid wet air that feels super cold, chilling your core like in other parts of Canada. This is why in SASKATCHEWAN we have such
unusually dry powder  that is so much fun to ride in!

14-02


We were not fighting the real cold on this day but definitely noticed the wind come up in the afternoon. Here is a snap of us exiting the forest near the location of the Old South Tower and it was starting to snow. Out in the fields we were in a pretty cool little storm wandering from tree line to tree line for bearings and shelter...yahoo!!

14-01

2013


This was as diverse a day for weather as what we experienced back in 1990, except when the blizzard was in full force we were out riding the groomed trail near Duck Lake. In the shelter of the trees it was a beautiful even sunny day at times, but largely out in the open there was times where we could only see 20 or 30 feet ahead, barely able to make out the groomed trail. Our tracks from the ride out were completely blown over by the time we turned around and headed for Duck Lake.

2006


This leaves 2006, our plan is to take one of the longer rides, 160-180 miles [260-290Km] from Macdowall across country to Emma Lake for lunch and back on the 4th of March. Sunset Bay has a top restaurant in the area and it's a pretty cool hike that we sometimes have done a few times a year.  There was storm warnings that hit Saskatoon after we trailered to Macdowall. We had rode through the Nisbet to get to Shellbrook, taking the time to hit some new spots, that we often by pass just because we're in a hurry. When it was time to leave the restaurant at Emma Lake it was starting to snow. We were leaving pretty late, it was 4:30 PM, at least a couple hours later than usual. We left the gas station at Emma at 4:37. When we rolled into Shellbrook it was nearly 8 o'clock and it had been dark for several hours. Many times we had to just follow tree lines in the both the forested areas and in the rolling forest fringe fields. The "invisible" rolling hills at a steady 50 to 60 Km/hr were at their peak for excitement and our tracks filled in just as fast as we could make them, running boards filled up and snow piled up on top of the hoods covering the headlights all the time! It was not cold but rear ending the sled in front of you, or getting left behind was the biggest concerns. The next leg of the journey was to get from Shellbrook to the Nisbet, it was only a few miles but it took some extra time, once a scrub pile came out of the dark snow storm into our peripheral.......we finally recognized something familiar, from here we high balled'er through the forest and back to Macdowall!

2004


In 2004 we have a group of sport bike riders from the U.K. who practice with our gear and in
big time minus temperatures are fog free!

2003


In 2003 we headed out in a fog of all things, which made following the leader easier said than done, but interesting just the same!

It cleared up by dinner time and we considered it to be a unique day and didn't mind it at all. It would be different if our lives were at stake and if we got socked in and had to stay in a Hotel room for days on end.

1997


In 1997 it snowed on us pretty good for part of the day on a couple of occasions, but being in the forest we just followed along the trails and corridors which was fool proof, at least we knew where we were and there were no cliffs to fall off off! In this picture we had just crossed the North Branch and have stopped to look back at the fort...where is the fort??

 

 

1995


In 1995 a snow storm came up near the end of the day, and we were outside the forest in an area unknown to us, but we were able to follow our tracks back just before they were filled in! On the way back we threw our compass down on the ground when we were in question at one point. You would have to follow the links to persons "LOST" to learn more of that story! You could Google the 4 LETTER "L" WORD for more of the story!

1990


In the spring of 1990 we arrived at the forest on a very snowy day, but then part of the day was sunny, then back to snowy, then it was sunny again! We rode in the storm at for awhile just following the contours of the Nisbet rolling hills and tree lines. Then we stopped for a breather when visibility was down to only a few feet, and we waited for one member straggling behind trying to follow our tracks. Here we discovered the remains of an old homestead. It looked to us like we could see a small lake on the other side of the encompassing this old timers yard site through the storm. It was some 10 to 15 years had passed before we were to ever come across the same site, and discover it's location on a sunny winter day! It was a day to remember and luckily I had started carrying a camera to record it.

EXTREME COLD WEATHER
This is some of the extreme weather that we have in Saskatchewan, and as you can see some diverse groups from much warmer climates did just fine!

03-04


Group from the U.K. The temps were -26 to -28C everyone's just steaming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03-09


We take off from Duck Lake after we had breakfast. It was a cold morning and unloading in the dark early in the morning was not a must. Our plan is the 2 of us to ride over to St. Louis for their poker derby. When we left Duck Lake it was still -32C! When we arrived in St. Louis, signed up had some hot lunch and ventured out on the trail, short of the tracks by locals who marked the trail the day before... we were the first out on the derby!

07-10


-34C, one chap and some woman from France, we stopped late in the evening out of exhaustion! It was go go go no time to undress and eat just ride while the daylights burn 'n. We rode back from the depths of Nisbet for an hour in the dark! Another
fun part of snowmobiling......if you know where you are!
This group practiced the night before with the No-Fog masks and
gear. LOOK.....no fogging!

 

 

11-05


-29 to -25C and we're just cooking, ride 'n the Nisbet can be a work out! Snocruise could offer pony rides apron special request.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-03


This was a day where the weather was our friend, however Old man Winter was giving us day time temperatures starting at -34C or so. We unloaded around noon at -31 and backed up into the forest out of the wind. Out in some larger meadows and on a small lake the wind could be felt, but all dressed up no one was cold, partly the key was convincing the Dutch to use their  "body english!" (Translate that!) But I think that by unloading and getting started  with our ride "out of the wind", was a significant factor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-11


We start off at minus -31C. It is sunny but Old man winter is starting to drag on with record cold temperatures. I modify our "Flight Plan!" from the "Ultimate Ride" to a fantastic ride that plays its cards close to home base.


How do we stay warmed up? One word nicely sums that up stuck stuck stuck and more stuck! Unlimited meadows of powder snow means one thing, you will be riding your Iron Horse (aluminum and plastic!)  or you will be digging it out!


How do we stay warmed up? Another word nicely sums that up Jump Jump Jump and more Jumping!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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