Ouch, are you getting hosed. Our local Polaris dealer sells the 4 quart ( US ) - 3.78 litre jug for $52.99 ( CAN ) which is the MSRP. This year they started selling bulk at $11.25 / litre. That's full litres - 4 will fit in the blue VES jug.
Sorry, don't have any suggestions for an alternative. I am one who believes that " motor oil is motor oil ". Get the cheapest ' variable exhaust ' grade injection oil you can find.
I use Amsoil in my sled. I just got the sled so I can not tell you if the oil works better than other oils. I have just had incredible results with my cars using amsoil. So that is all I use now. I am beginning to understand you get what you pay for generally. I want to run the best oil I can buy so I avoid some problems later. Good luck.
skidoo mineral oil runs cleaner than ves.7000miles and no problems on modified sled clean valves once a year.amsoil can have problems with bearing overheating.crank bearings will be blue from being so hot.but some people swear by it and never have problems but some motors dont like it