If you haven’t lived under a rock for the past 20 years, you will have heard of sled-skiing. If you haven’t heard of sled-skiing, get out from under that rock and watch this video of Krazy Karl Fostvetd and crew absolutely slaying sled laps in Braap Ski 3.
For the rock dwellers, sled skiing is basically when you use a snowmobile, loaded up with all of your gear, to access terrain otherwise challenging to reach. Although snowmobiles are not cheap, epic lines that become available to ski make taking out a second mortgage on the house worth it.
Once you have a snowmobile, you have to find a way to load up all of your gear and still drive the requisite distance to get to where you are able to ski. Here at SKIER we thought we would save you some time by putting together a list of the best snowmobile racks on the market today.
MoPros – Diamond Series Mark III
- Can also carry snowboards and cargo bags
- Lifetime Warranty
- Has to be drilled into your snowmobile tunnel
- Often sold out
Cheetah Factory Racing (CFR) – Link It Up 2.0
- Moderately priced
- Available in different sizes for different tunnel lengths
- Can also carry snowboards, cargo bags, AND powsurfs
- Ties into the Ski-Doo Linq system (don’t have to drill into your snowmobile)
- Canadian company (support local yo!)
- Need separate accessories for carrying different boards and luggage
- Difficult to warranty
Ski-Doo Linq Ski/Snowboard Rack
- Uses Linq system (don’t have to drill into your snowmobile)
- Easy to swap out for tunnel bags
- Easy to lose pieces
- Difficult to secure wide skis and snowboards
DIY Ski Rack
- There are easily accessible blueprints online
- Impress people with your carpentry/handyman skills
- Almost always janky
- You built it, is it going to work?
At SKIER, we like to use either Mopros or CFR racks but there are options out there for everybody!