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Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith

State: Illinois
Sled: 800 Switchback Pro X
Favorite place to Ride: SnoBunnies trails iN preque Isle WI


Dustin's first solo snowmobile ride was when he was 12 years old on a friend’s Indy 340 that he wrecked within minutes and was in the ER with a broken arm and collarbone. Soon after that, his mother got him a 1994 Polaris Indy 440. When he returned home from his first snowmobile trip up north in the U.P., his mom asked him how it went. He said, "IT was the best time of my life!" Soon after, he purchased a 2001 Black XC SP 600 and put over 9,000 miles on it.


From 2013 to present year Dustin has purchased a new snowmobile or two sometimes each year since. Snowmobiling is a family event for him; just as all of my hobbies are. His father snowmobiles, his mother used to, his wife (Kendra), and his son (Derek) all ride. Also, as a family, the ride horses, four-wheelers, and side by side. His son is currently 7 and has been riding the snowmobile with us since he was 3 years old. Each one of these hobbies takes them for an adventure that you cannot see from sitting on the couch watching tv or playing on a phone.


Dustin and his family have a passion to be outdoors and venturing across the landscape whether it is on a track and skis or wheels or hooves. Besides spending time with his family while snowmobiling; the second-best part of it is when he takes new friends out and introduces them to the sport. Most of them have never ridden or have had little interest, but all of them enjoy the experience and now have their own snowmobile! Dustin really enjoys getting new people interested in the sport. The third reason he enjoys snowmobiling is every time we go; he meets someone new along the way and makes new friends. He has met thousands of new friends through snowmobiling some he may never see again but to him, they have become a friend.


If you see Dustin on the trails, be sure to say hi and add to his list of friends this season!