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Mountain Sledder | November 14, 2018

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USDA Reports No Comments On Chugach NF Land Management Plan Lost or Altered

October 31, 2018 |

The USDA Forest Service has acknowledged that due to software update, there was a problem with comment submissions appearing correctly, including some appearing to be related to issues in the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests, rather than the Chugach National Forest, for which they were intended.Read More

Get Avy Savvy! Avalanche Gear and Training 101

October 29, 2018 |

It’s a fresh season with new dreams and goals. However, before heading deep into the backcountry, it’s time to arm yourself with information about avalanche gear and training! Now is also the best time to test out all your gear, and make sure that you and your riding buddies are all on the same page with regards to skills and best practices this winter!Read More

Buying a Used Sled — Do’s and Don’ts

October 26, 2018 |

Most guys don’t go out and buy a brand new F-350 Super Duty for their first set of wheels. It’s usually more like a rusty Madza 323 with a leaky gas tank, or some other P.O.S. with hardly any brakes and even less chick magnetism. The same holds true for sledders buying a used sled.Read More

Mistakes I’ve Made in Avalanche Terrain

October 22, 2018 |

I’ve made some serious mistakes in avalanche terrain, and I knew damn well they were bad ideas at the time I made them. Thankfully, nobody was hurt—but they could have been.
In an effort to help foster an environment of open, honest communication, I am sharing the following mistakes that I’ve made.Read More

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Nov 10, 2018

October 19, 2018 |

Fernie, BC will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) at Traynor Hall on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes both avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics.Read More

509 Volume 13 Review

October 18, 2018 |

Traditionally, 509 films have featured a combination of athlete segments and footage partitioned into separate riding trips. But for 509 Volume 13, they’ve gone out with the goal of riding every month of the year, and the footage is shown sequentially. It’s a neat concept, loosely called, “Chasing the Endless Season.”Read More

Boondockers Fifteen Film Review

October 14, 2018 |

When the snow isn’t great at home, it’s time to hit the road; and that’s just what the crew in Boondockers Fifteen did. An exceptionally low snow year prompted the Boondocks riders to search for adventure in new locations. And—as usual—they found it.Read More

7 Tips on How to Become a Sponsored Snowmobiler

October 10, 2018 |

The number one question I get at shows, dealer opens or on the snow is: “How do I get sponsored to ride my snowmobile?” Well, I hope I can offer some help to athletes looking to work in the snowmobile industry with these 7 Tips on How to Become a Sponsored Snowmobiler.Read More

CKX Nieva One Piece Suit Review

October 5, 2018 |

At a glance, the CKX Nieva One Piece Suit looks very much like many other one-piece suits out there. BUT, it has what I’m convinced is the greatest feature I’ve ever seen on a one-piece—a zipper going from outside of the knee to hip, over the butt and down the other side—a full, zippered butt-flap.Read More

Sledder Slang 101 – Part II: Riders and Techniques

September 30, 2018 |

To the inexperienced ear, sledder slang may sound like pure gibberish. But knowing these words and phrases is important. Use a term the wrong way and you can easily be identified as a “newb”. To avoid that disaster, here’s Sledder Slang 101 – Part II.Read More