RC toys are extremely fun. Better yet, the technology we have access to today allows us to have some of the most advanced RC toys that can do things we have never imagined possible before.
If the area where you live has snow in the winter, I am sure the thought of playing with an RC toy in the snow has crossed your mind more than once. Well, I know for sure it has crossed my mind.
But then if you try searching for RC snowmobiles, you will find that for some reason, it is very hard to find a decent RC snowmobile. Yes, I admit there are normal snowmobile toys, but they are not remotely controlled. And pushing a toy on the snow may not seem like a lot of fun.
This is why I decided to make this article where I review the best RC snowmobile, including other toys that you can use on the snow.
Top 5 RC Snowmobiles
These are the best RC snowmobiles at a glance:
|Brand and Model||Scale||Recommended Age||Can Be Used on Snow||Controller|
|Blue KidzTech 1:6 RC Yamaha Snowmobile||1:6||8+||Yes||2.4 Ghz|
|RAGU RC Car Remote Control Vehicle||1:16||8+||Yes||2.4 Ghz|
|HAIBOXING RC Cars Hailstorm||1:18||14+||Yes||2.4 Ghz|
|Cheerwing RC Amphibious Car||–||14+||Yes||2.4 Ghz|
|Allcaca Waterproof Remote Control All terrain vehicle||1:18||8+||Yes||2.4 Ghz|
Blue KidzTech RC Yamaha Snowmobile
If you are looking for a well designed RC snowmobile that you can use during the winter, then look no further.
This snowmobile can be used not just on snow but on other terrains too, including indoors. However, it should be run on relatively even ground. Avoid using it on uneven terrains where there may be slopes, rocks, holes, etc.
Although not being super-fast, this RC snowmobile is super fun to play with.
It is a larger—1:6 scale—model, so it is relatively big.
It comes with real working tracks, turning skis, and suspension. The skis can also be swapped for a pair of tires for when there is no snow.
The control is working at 2.4 GHz, which means that you can race multiple RC toys at once without any signal interference.
Overall this is one relatively large RC snowmobile that is not cheaply made and—best of all—will bring lots of smiles during the winter season.
RAGU RC Car Remote Control Truck
Snow? This 1:16 scale monster truck is up to the challenge. The tires can tackle any type of terrain, be it, sand, mud, grass, concrete, or, you guessed it, snow.
It is a four-wheel drive, and the wheels are run by a powerful electric motor that allows the vehicle to move incredibly fast. It is capable of reaching speeds of 14.42 mph (20 km/h).
This truck is extremely fun to control and play with. What I especially like is the lateral drift—it is as if your RC truck does the moonwalk. Of course, it can also do 360-degree rotations, move back and forward, drift, and even move diagonally.
Since it is made for off-road terrains, and given the fact that it can also move very fast, the manufacturer has equipped it with a coil springs shock absorbers.
The remote works at 2.4 GHz, which means that you can play with multiple RC vehicles without having to worry about signal interference.
Drifting, making fun moves, and being an overall one great off-road vehicle is what this RC vehicle has been designed for. And even on the snow, it will not disappoint you.
HAIBOXING RC Cars Hailstorm
This 4-wheel drive RC vehicle is extremely powerful—it can reach up to 22.37 mph (36 km/h)
The vehicle is equipped with an independent suspension system that protects it against bumps and vibrations.
You can use this RC toy on almost any type of terrain, including snow. What is more, is that the vehicle is rated IPX4.
IPX4 means that it is able to withstand and resist water splashes coming from all directions—it is water-resistant (not waterproof).
The controller is working at 2.4 GHz, which will prevent any interference with other RC vehicles in the vicinity.
The RC car is well built and has a very sturdy feel to it. The really cool thing about it is that it comes with an extra rechargeable battery (so that makes two 7.4V Li-ion batteries) and four extra body pins—which, given how easy it is to lose them, is definitely a nice attention to detail from the manufacturer.
Allcaca Waterproof Remote Control All-Terrain Vehicle
This is truly one of the top all-terrain vehicles that you can use not just on land, grass, mud, but in water and on snow too. The 4WD system and the wheels’ design allow it to be very responsive and maneuverable on snow.
The waterproof designs will provide you with worry-free experience when it comes to using it on snow or water.
The plastic is ABS, which is wear-resistant and very durable.
This RC vehicle can run at speeds up to 9.32 mph (15 km/h). It can also be used around other RC toys, thanks to the 2.4 GHz remote controller. What is more, is the vehicle comes with an extra battery, which means that you will have two rechargeable 6V 700mAh batteries at your disposal.
You can also easily flip the car over if you go to a wall or just speed up in one direction and then stop it suddenly.
All in all, this is a very well built toy that can get anyone excited for the winter.
Cheerwing RC Amphibious Car
If you are looking for an RC vehicle that you can use on any terrain, this one will not leave you disappointed. It can be used on all types of terrain—sand, mud, grass, water, snow; you name it.
The waterproof design makes it capable of being used as a boat, too.
It is also capable of moving at a very high speed, reaching up to 12.42 mph (20 km/h).
The 2.4 GHz remote control can be used in close proximity to other controls, and there will be no interference.
Overall this amphibious RC vehicle is super fun to play and use. The controls are user-friendly, and although the controller does not seem to be one of the best controllers ever built, the RC car itself is sturdy and tough.
What to Look for in an RC Snowmobile?
There are several different aspects of any RC vehicle that should be considered in order to make sure you have made the right purchase.
First is the overall battery life. The choice here is obvious. The longer—the better. No one really wants an RC toy that they can play with for just 5 minutes.
Generally speaking, the higher-quality RC toys have a battery life of about 20 to 30 minutes.
Battery Charging Time
While we are on the topic of batteries—the charging time required for a battery to charge fully is another important detail.
Some batteries can charge pretty fast. The average time you will be looking at is between 60 to 90 minutes. However, certain batteries can be significantly slower to charge, bringing that time up to 3 or 4 hours.
And this is where having additional batteries may come in handy.
RC toys usually have between 30 to 100-meter control range.
The overall built quality of the controller and the frequency range it works on also matters. I would recommend sticking to the 2.4 GHz remotes as this will guarantee no signal interference even if you have 2, 3, or more RC toys being used at the same time.
This also can affect the responsiveness of the RC vehicle as some older and low-quality RC toys may have a slight delay between the input and the vehicle responding.
If you use an RC vehicle on snow, then there will always be the inherent danger of water getting inside of the vehicle and potentially damaging its internal parts.
Not all RC toys will be able to survive water exposure. Some may have certain water resistance capabilities, while others can be outright waterproof.
In my opinion, waterproof is the way to go—hence why some waterproof RC toys made this list.
With RC toys, speed has always been the name of the game. A faster RC toy is always going to be more fun and enjoyable to play with.
Some of these toys can go as fast as 10 or 15 mph.
But with the higher speed comes another problem – the vibrations and the bumps can damage your RC toy.
This is why you need a vehicle that has a suspension system installed to reduce the effect of vibrations, bumps, and drops. A good suspension system will also keep your RC vehicle stable and easier to control on snow.
The overall design of the RC toy is going to be super important, especially since you will be using it on snow terrain.
There is a high chance the toy may get stuck, fall, or roll in the snow. It would be best if you had a toy that has been designed to deal with such things. Also, a brightly colored body will allow you to spot and keep track of it a lot easier.
An RC toy that can move in multiple directions is going to be a lot easier to get unstuck from the snow.