I'm new to the site and would like to introduce myself to the forum. I'm an avid backcountry snowboarder that has been jealous of snowmobilers for quite some time. Skinning in 2-6 miles just to get to where you want to be is great exercise but also a pain in the ass. I'm a big moto head and have lusted after a sled for a few years now. I'm on this forum to get some advise on what type of sled I should purchase. I'm looking for something used that will haul both myself and one friend into the backcountry. Prob going to spend somewhere around the 3K mark. Below are some of the questions I had.
What size sled should I look for if I plan of hauling two people plus ski gear out into the backcountry (sometimes not on a groomed trail)
Carberated or Fuel injected? (elevation may varry from 5k to 8k)
Any other information you can share would be greatly appreciated.
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I would try renting a sled for a day to see if it's something that is going to work. The new ones that are capable of riding two aren't very capable in the mountains. The mountain sleds have a VERY small seat. Two people is pretty much impossible, even more so when you are carrying gear.
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