Bush: A different memory

1966 SkiDooIn 1958, Joseph-Armand Bombardier designed the modern snowmobile. Bombardier is considered the father of snowmobiling who began commercial production and marketing of the Ski-Doo snowmobile in 1959.

The Ski-Doo Olympique line was launched in 1964. The stylized design took advantage of the increased speed and performance offered by the Austrian made Rotax engine. When the line was discontinued in 1979, over 265,000 units had been sold.

I drove one of these day in and day out across beautiful snowfall in fantasy forests of northern Canada. I often towed a small trailer on skis carrying my chainsaw and survival gear.