Here are a few photos that I ran across from my first trip snowbiking in McCall Idaho. I guess this was in February 2009 and we were doing a story for MotorcycleUSA with JC Hildebrand, 2 Moto and Pro Moto Billet. The bikes were an incredible amount of fun to ride. There was a little bit of a learning curve, but I picked most of it up fairly quick. It is hard to describe the sensation of the bike on snow, it is not quite like anything else. It is sort of like riding a Jet Ski in sand dunes.
We rode a Suzuki RMZ450 and also had a Gas Gas 300 along. Both were fun. It was interesting how the GG still had all the positive aspects of two stroke handling, while the Suzuki was king for outright power.
You can see where one bike fell in a hole. Six bikes had already passed over this area, but just a foot or two to the left was a big void where the snow had melted away from the rock. The snow collapsed from under the bike with no warning. This is a good example of just how important it is to be properly prepared for outdoor winter conditions.
Some of these photos are mine and others from MotorcycleUSA.com. A couple ended up in the Klim catalog.