Snowmobiles or motor sleds are more common in the north of Finland, but sometimes one can see them also in the south archipelago, where they fit well for transport along ice in winter time. The main image shows a snowmobile parked in a winter store area of boats. The CI shows a snow mobile arriving and a skier leaving the shore.
A snowmobile, also known as a motor sled, motor sledge, skimobile, snowscooter, or snowmachine, is a motorised vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow. It is designed to be operated on snow and ice and does not require a road or trail, but most are driven on open terrain or trails.
Older snowmobiles could generally accommodate two people; however, most snowmobiles manufactured in the last twenty-five years have been designed for a single rider. Snowmobiles do not have any enclosures, except for a windshield, and their engines normally drive a continuous track at the rear. Skis at the front provide directional control. Early snowmobiles used rubber tracks, but modern snowmobiles' tracks are typically made of a Kevlar composite. Originally, snowmobiles were powered by two-stroke gasoline internal combustion engines and since the mid-2000s four-stroke engines have also entered the market.
A great TOM choice with three types of transportation. The inclusion of the sky is an important element in your main. It's a fun image; when the boats are out of service, the snowmobiles take over. I like the Ci even better with both the skier and the snowmobile in action. Both activities are also quite popular around here. Now that we still have lots of snow, even though it's melting fast, the snowmobillers are everywhere, even around our house. Our big snowmobile adventure was hauling son & granddaughter up Paulina Peak so they could ski down. Regards, Pat
There are different kinds of transport in your pictures - winterly ones, and I like the "seasonal contrast" between the boats and the snowmobile. The informative note makes this an interesting contribution to our theme of March.
Greetings from very very rainy, grey and cool Germany! Have a nice weekend!
I am sure this will be the only snowmobile contribution to the theme Lasse, I rode one once many years ago on a short trip to Lapland. I thought it was a fantastic experience, but I am sure for you its just a means of transport.
ellelloo (2019/03/16 14:43:23): Of course I think snowmobiles is just one way of transport. However, I have never driven one. :-)) I have been in Lapland only in late summer time.
very nice image of that snowmobile taunting those laid up boats. :)
Yes, a snowmobile is a means of transportation but also a fun recreation. I've never used one, but I have lots of American friends who use them just to enjoy flying through the snow.
Take good care,
I guess we make all sorts of transportation for all kind of weather conditions. I have never been on one snow mobile. We were looking into going to Yellowstone in the winter where you would have to take the snow mobile to go in the park.