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The rubber tracks used on off-road military vehicles had proven practical in winter weather, and Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Quebec, Canada initially adapted this design to create large multi-passenger vehicles.
Over time, Bombardier refined his design. His first "Ski-Doo" sold in 1959 and Bombardier Industries remains a leader in the snowmobile industry today.
In this article we'll take a look at how snowmobiles work and find out how they serve as recreation and transportation in cold climates.