Snow Machine Spring Buying Programs

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If you’re in the market for a new sled, it’s a good time to check out dealer’s snow machine spring buying programs before you hit the snow next winter. The “gotta-have-it” guys and gals who want the hottest machine on the snow next season will find plenty of temptation and a lot of cool options and buyer incentives available now. 

Some manufacturers like Ski-Doo have special packages only available in April, during their “Spring Fever” event and are offering a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty to those that purchase now.

Arctic Cat has their “Ride More Spring” sales event through April 20, with available extended warranties and special financing options. Arctic Cat says it would be easier to explain what they didn’t change on their newest machines, so expect to see plenty of tech and comfort upgrades on new models.

There are a multitude of great incentives to get buyers in to take a look, including Yamaha’s long (score!) 4 year warranty and special Polaris anniversary editions.

Cool new programs from the big names are bringing excitement and very good deals back to these spring buying programs. Their appeal diminished for a while, with several years of low snowfall in the heart of sled country and tougher economic times for the consumer. When the economy lagged, people began keeping their old sleds longer, reluctant to spend money upgrading.

This spring there’s a lot more available…and not just in the number of sleds to consider, but because dealers are in it to win by offering more discounts, rebates, extended warranties, special engine options, free gear with purchase, and the best of new clean technology for lower emissions and sound.

In this year’s buying programs you’ll find a lot to consider, from Polaris’ new console and Rider X at sale prices through mid-month with an extended 4-year warranty, to Yamaha’s Limited LE editions and sales events featuring $600 offers of real Yamaha parts and accessories, a gear bag, and favorable financing.

Trade shows are a great resource for one-stop shopping. The manufacturers Sneak Peak Tour is in full swing, and most shows are free to attend. It’s an opportunity to talk directly with factory reps or get the early buzz on the newest models and details on buying programs. Sleds from Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha are featured in every show. Running simultaneously, there are Sneak Peak Tours this month in the Midwest/Mideastern U.S., the Western U.S., and in Canada. 

Photo credit: Kyle Tapio #318 races during the snowmobile hillcross event at Winter X Games Aspen 2015 at Buttermilk Mountain on January 24, 2015, in Aspen, Colorado. Tapio finished sixth in his semifinal heat. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post via Getty Images)