Polaris has formed an exclusive partnership with WeatherNation to give snowmobilers free access to weather and travel information that allows riders to learn about weather conditions, forecasts, snow cover, trail conditions and more from their computers or handheld devices, according to a press release from Polaris.
By visiting the Polaris WeatherNation Web site,
http://riders.polarisindustries.com/, or through the Riders menu on the Polaris Snowmobile Web Site, snowmobilers can access live-time information, including maps of North American snow cover, snow depth reports, weather forecasts, live doppler weather data, views of snowmobile trail systems across the United States and Polaris dealership locations.
Riders will also be able to determine the distance between any two points they plot on a map.
“To help snowmobilers enjoy their riding to the fullest, we’re providing them access to a wealth of information to help them find the best snow for their favorite types of riding,” Polaris Snowmobile and PG&A Division Vice President, Scott Swenson, said in the release. “Through our exclusive partnership with WeatherNation, we’re helping riders plan their snowmobile trips and find snow and weather that will lead to great riding experiences.”
Swenson notes Polaris hopes its partnership with WeatherNation will benefit all riders, not just those on Polaris snowmobiles.
“We want all enthusiasts to have the best experiences possible,” he said in the release, “so we encourage Polaris riders to visit the site and share the URL with their friends via FaceBook.”
Riders will have access to even more Polaris WeatherNation resources in future releases, when snowmobilers will be able to view trail maps of Canada; locate restaurants, gas stations and lodging across North America; use the “Plan a Trip” feature to access – and save to their computers – information about travel routes, lodging and other services. Riders will eventually be able to download this information to devices such as a GPS or SmartPhone. Also riders will be able to post comments about their riding experiences and upload photos of their trips.
Later this year, Polaris plans to introduce Polaris WeatherNation tools to serve the needs of Victory motorcycle riders and Polaris off-road vehicle enthusiasts. This information will likely include information about ATV trail systems across North America.