March 5-10, 2018

KRC Keweenaw Research Center

The Clean Snowmobile Challenge is a Collegiate Design Series Competition of SAE International. Engineering students from participating schools reengineer a stock snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise while increasing fuel economy—all while preserving the riding excitement demanded by snowmobile enthusiasts.

The Challenge also includes a zero-emissions category for battery-powered sleds used in a scientific mission. Another category employs a diesel engine for snowmobiles used in a more utility work profile.

The Challenge is held annually at Michigan Tech's Keweenaw Research Center.


Allison Mills
Michigan Tech News and Information

Event Coordinator
Jay Meldrum
Michigan Tech Keweenaw Research Center


A snowmobile gets ready to race.

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