The story of Sno-Jet snowmobiles starts with humble beginnings, but they grew to be one of the leading manufacturers during the 70’s. Sno-Jet first began in 1964 when four men (Maurice Fillion, Paul-Emile Roy, Gaetan Theberge and Mr. Pelchat) decided to take a home-built snowmobile to production. In 1965, Sno-Jet was born and the first 25 snowmobiles were released. Business instantly boomed and they were soon producing thousands of sleds. To keep up with the demand, the original owners decided to sell to the Glastron Boat Company, based in Minnesota. Sno-Jet soon after revolutionized racing by building the first oval track specific snowmobile (Thunderjet), instead of repurposing an existing model like everyone else was doing. The results were amazing and soon after other manufacturers were doing the same to keep up. The first Sno-Jets were powered by Hirth and Sachs engines, like many of their competitors at the time. They soon transitioned to Yamaha motors when Hirth began exiting the market. After the oil crisis and poor snow conditions, Sno-Jet sales dwindled and were put in a financial crisis. They were soon sold off to Kawasaki who were looking to enter the snowmobile market, but were only able to stay afloat until 1977. Today, Sno-Jet snowmobiles are a favorite among vintage riders and collectors.
If you’re a Sno-Jet fanatic, you need to have access to the best parts to keep your sled running for many more decades to come. At Dennis Kirk, we carry the most aftermarket snowmobile parts. We keep them all in stock and ready to ship to you the same day that you order. That way, you can get your Sno-Jet back on the snow as soon as possible. And when your order is over $89, we will ship it to you absolutely free. Also, feel free to contact our knowledgeable Tech Team if you have any questions on which Sno-Jet parts are best for your machine.