Stand-up snowmobile WS250 widescape
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‘World’s First’ Standup Snowmobile: Widescape WS250

The 250cc WS250 Origin is part snowmobile, part enduro motorcycle, and part MTB. And it’s more affordable than that Timbersled you’ve been eyeing for years.

Widescape is a new powersports company out of Canada. This week, it unveiled its first entry to the winter class of ATVs — the WS250 standup snowmobile. We’re told that it’s lightweight, nimble, relatively quiet, and ready for off-trail adventures.

Its creators claim that the WS250 is the world’s first standup motorized snow sled. We can’t speak to that, nor could we find any information about how fast (or slow) this thing is, but here’s what we can tell you.

Stand-up snowmobile WS250 widescape

Widescape WS250 Standup Snowmobile Features

The modified snowmobile from Widescape sounds pretty similar to a 250cc motorcycle in terms of weight, dimensions, and oomph.

It weighs in at just under 200 pounds, and the handlebars stand a little more than 4 feet off the deck. It’s slender enough that two can fit comfortably within most truckbeds. And it’s short enough to transport on the rear hitch rack of most SUVs.

As for power, the WS250 isn’t exactly a Timbersled, but its four-stroke EFI, direct-drive CVT drivetrain and luggy 38mm tread should be enough to disrupt some pristine backcountry powder.

“[It’s] the perfect junction between the snowmobile, the enduro motorcycle, and the mountain bike,” Widescape founder Felix Gauthier said. “We created it for those who are always searching for more freedom to push their limits and stray from the beaten path.”

Stand-up snowmobile WS250 widescape SUV hitch mount

Key Features

  • Compact profile
  • Reactive steering, buoyant skiing
  • Heated grips
  • Anti-slip platform
  • Cold- and shock-resistant construction
  • USB port (optional)
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Specs

  • Engine: 4-stroke EFI, electric start, liquid-cooling
  • Displacement: 242 cc
  • Drivetrain: Adapted direct-drive CVT
  • Front suspension: 140mm travel, 40mm stanchion
  • Rear suspension: 100mm travel
  • Chassis and tunnel: Aluminum with nonslip surface
  • Fuel consumption: < 0.8 gal/hr
  • Body:  HDPE plastic
  • Dimensions: 7.2′ L x 2.6′ W x 4.3′ H
  • Weight: < 200 lbs.
  • Stud height: 1.5″

Stand-up snowmobile WS250 widescape

Pricing & Preordering Info

Widescape is now accepting preorders for the 2023 Origin Edition WS250, which starts at $6,750 MSRP. Initial shipping is fall 2022. Take note: At the time of writing, the brand limits sales to the U.S. and Canada.

To stay up on the company’s latest developments, head to WideScape.ca and follow @gowidescape on Instagram or Twitter.

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.