I'm looking for recommendation for a snowmachine for my wife. The old bird is in her late 50's and likes to get out to the cabin on weekends. Although riding double on my Expedition is cozy, I think she would like her own machine. We are not far from the Petersville groomed trails and would like to see the sights and explore. She has been riding her ATV for years so gets the idea of don't get stuck. We do have a run of less than a mile to the cabin front door that requires my "breaking trail" after a snowstorm. She should be able to follow in my wide tracks. We would ride about 300 miles per year max.
My thoughts are:
stable (wide ski stance)
not big power
relatively high windshield
long seat so she could ride 2 up to shuttle visitors to the cabin
Under $3,000. Less is better. Remember not a high mileage rider.