Hi all, first-time poster but hopefully not last time as I hope to purchase my Skidoo forever sled and keep up with the forums. I've read a bunch on these forums and got some great information but don't feel like I have quite enough to make a commitment on a 2022 sled yet. So I'm coming to you all for some more advice, ideas, and opinions. I have a wide range of riding conditions and styles that I'd like to do and not even sure there is one sled model that will fit all of my needs but that's why I'm asking.
Here's what I need:
Ride two up in comfort with passenger backrest and handwarmers/deflectors on trail
Haul a sled with ice fishing/camping gear on trail and slushy lake snow
Access remote areas for back country skiing, this means breaking trail in deep snow on road cuts and hauling a sled on the second pass.
I'm in the US mountain west. I won't be playing in deep powder (unless the sled is truly capable of that). I will only be straight lining it through deep snow but will be going up hill.
My initial thoughts are an Exp SWT would cover most if not all of these but I'm nervous of the 4 stroke (with turbo?) weight in the deep stuff. Other Exp models I should consider? Is the Renegade and option? Does it have a passenger seat option? Should I forget it and buy two used sleds?