5 Places to Buy a Snowmobile in Northeast Wisconsin
February 11, 2019
Avid snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts will passionately argue the best way to get through a winter in Wisconsin is to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you spend time in the crisp, cool air snowshoeing, skiing, ice fishing, or something else, the Badger State has an abundance of snow sports to offer.
However, one of our members’ favorite outdoor winter sports is snowmobiling–and, while we love all winter activities, snowmobiling holds a special place in our hearts. There’s something about sledding through the Northwoods … the fresh powder capping the pine trees … the thrill of the ride … and the camaraderie of fellow snowmobilers as they cruise the trails.
If you’re looking for a new snowmobile this winter, we have your go-to list of local spots that snowmobilers browse around for new sleds.
5 Spots to Shop for Snowmobiles in the Fox Valley and Green Bay
1. Ken’s Sports, Inc.
- W2520 County Rd JJ, Kaukauna, WI 54130
- New or pre-owned
- Arctic Cat and Polaris
Located in Kaukauna, one mile off Highway 41 at Exit 146, Ken’s Sports carries Arctic Cat and Polaris brands and sells both new and used snowmobiles. The business started off as a service station and from there added snowmobiles as a product offering due to their location and popularity of the sport.
2. Ecklund Motorsports
- 325 N. Mall Dr., Appleton, WI 54913
- New or pre-owned
- Ski-Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, Arctic Cat
Nestled in the loop surrounding the Fox River Mall, Ecklund Motorsports offers primarily Ski-Doo snowmobiles, but carries Yamaha, Polaris, and Arctic Cat brands as well. The dealer is also known for being the largest carrier of Ski-Doo parts, accessories, and clothing in the country and can repair and service snowmobiles on site.
3. Team Motorsports
- 1890 Mid Valley Dr., De Pere, WI 54115
- New or pre-owned
- Polaris, Ski-Doo, Yamaha
Offering new and pre-owned snowmobiles, Team Motorsports in De Pere sells a wide array of Polaris snowmobiles and parts, with some Ski-Doo and Yamaha snowmobiles as well. The dealer proudly offers exceptional customer service and can provide maintenance and customize products to fit powersports enthusiasts’ needs.
- 3000 Spirit Ct, Appleton, WI 54913
- Primarily new
An expert on the Yamaha brand, Powersports1 offers the latest snowmobiles to help Wisconsinites enjoy winter. The business takes time to understand each customer’s individual needs to help him or her find a snowmobile that matches planned uses.
5. Team Winnebagoland
- 5827 Green Valley Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54904
- Primarily new, some pre-owned
- Yamaha, Polaris, Ski-Doo
Visible from Highway 41 in Oshkosh, Team Winnebagoland has a large selection of brands in various price ranges to fit your snowmobiling needs. From Yamaha and Polaris to Ski-Doo, Team Winnebagoland can provide new or used sleds, service and maintenance, and parts and accessories.
9 Common Questions When Buying a Snowmobile
Before you stop into a local snowmobile dealership, take some time to find out what’s important to you before investing in a new sled. Below are some common questions and criteria snowmobilers should find out before sealing the deal.
- How fast can this snowmobile go?
- Do I need a 2-stroke or 4-stroke engine? What’s the difference?
- How much does this snowmobile cost?
- Why type of snowmobile do I need? (Trail, crossover, mountain, etc.)
Additionally, if you’re looking at a used snowmobile, you should find out the sled’s history just as you would a used car. Perform an inspection on the snowmobile in a well-lit area and ask for service records.
In addition to the questions above, ask things like:
- Where was the snowmobile stored? Outdoors or in a covered area?
- How was the snowmobile transported? (Enclosed trailers offer the best protection)
- Has the engine ever been replaced?
- What type of oil is used?
- Why is it for sale?
Hit the Trails with Confidence!
No matter the brand or type of snowmobile you decide on, owning a new or new-to-you snowmobile means you can jump on your sled and enjoy Wisconsin winters whenever conditions allow. If you are in need of financing options or simply aren’t comfortable dipping into your savings, contact the team at Unison Credit Union. Unison’s U Choose Loans are perfect for snowmobiles–or whatever you desire–from parts and maintenance costs to snowmobile trailers with the ability to borrow up to $30,000.
Applying is easy. Complete an application today or stop by one of Unison’s six convenient locations in Kaukauna, Grand Chute, Little Chute, Wrightstown, or De Pere to talk to a Member Advisor about the best financing option for you.