Top 5 Snowmobiles For Beginners
By Krawdaddy Jones

Posted: December 10, 2021

With snow finally rolling in, you may be envious of other people with their snowmobile horsepower. A snowmobile is a big investment, though, so I’m gonna walk you through 5 models that are good for beginners, for all of their different reasons. Thank you to Snowmobile.com for all your resources! Weeeeee!

2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500

 

This particular vehicle does incredibly well in the used snow-mobile market, and is a safe and reliable starter for beginner mobilers. Because it does so well second hand, this means you can snag one at a more accessible price point, and still enjoy all of the features that make it a classic first choice. The specialized frame, suspensions and component placement ensure that you’ll feel like a real racer. Designed to handle rough terrain, corners, and deep bumps, this heavy duty Arctic Cat works for any type of terrain. For more on this Snowmobile and where to get your own click here.

 

2012 Polaris 550 IQ Shift

 

While not looking especially modern, this snowmobile is built upon the classic foundation of mobiles past, while picking up a few modern updates along the way. You pull a chord to get this puppy going, and the fan-cooled engine has that vintage mobile feel. Although, the exhaust isn’t that intense. Spacious ergonomics allow you to lean over far while still maintaining speed and comfortability. This vehicle is not as plush as some of the other options, as the shocks aren’t soft and fluffy in their suspension. For more info and where to get your hands on this mobile, click here.

 

2017 Yamaha Phazer RTX

 

With a sport performance engine class, lightweight seat and dual shock CK Rear Suspension, this mobile is a great choice for an adventurous beginner. An incredibly, silky smooth 180 horsepower motor accelerates to top speed quickly, because of the swiss watch technology that contributed to it! Yamaha has a history of dependability when it comes to their machines, and the classic build of the machine ensures comfort while riding. More info and where to get this amazing machine found here.

 

 

2012 Arctic Cat F5 LXR

 

Another Arctic Cat success, this snowmobile has a 2-stroke, horizontal in-line engine. With power as well as a great ride, this sled is perfect to make your way into the snow. Great suspension and comfortable seating ensure a comfortable ride that you’ll enjoy on any terrain. The starter is electric, and the carburetion is fuel injected, so you balance convenience, comfort and power with this sled. To learn more and find out where to buy, click here.

 

2019 Ski-Doo Tundra 550F

 

Last, but definitely not least, let’s take a look at the Ski-Doo Tundra 550F. ROTAX 550F engine, 2 cylinder and a max engine speed of 6,800 RPM create a powerful ride that’s comfortable and durable. The dry weight is about 483 pounds, and the front shock has motion control. This reliable vehicle can get you through harsh winter conditions, while still keeping in mind the agility and the accessibility of the sled. To see more specs and learn more about this snowmobile, click here!

 

 

 

Hopefully this list will help you narrow down your search for the perfect beginner sled this winter season, and again thank you to snowmobile.com for all of the amazing details that help me compare these vehicles.