Snowmobiles are the ultimate winter recreational vehicle. Snowmobiles consist of a rear tread for power in the back and two skis for steering in the front. This makes the vehicles excellent for travelling on snow and ice regarless of trails or conditions.
The first snowmobiles were developed along with the automobile. In the early 1900's the northern parts of North America did not have an elaborate road infrastructure like today. Because of this people needed vehicles for traveling in the winter and often cars were adapted to use skis as front tires to make travel more convienant.
In the late 50's small engines came to market. This led to smaller snowmobiles, the first being produces by Bombardier. This began snowmobiles as a recreational vehicle. Today snowmobiles are used for racing, hunting or simply exploring untouched wilderness.