Marty's Articles

Riding in Silence in the Backcountry

I will admit, I love the sound of an engine at peak rpm as much as the next gearhead, but the thought of riding in silence is certainly intriguing.

The Rider

The Rider always felt at home here, resting at his favourite lunch spot—with the valley below and the rocky peaks above. It’s been thirty years, thought the grizzled mountain rider, since I first…

Would Your Riding Partners Be Able to Save Your Life?

Is your rider buddy equipped with the skills to use all that gear to save your life? Have they practiced recently, or are their skills rusty? Why not ask them straight-out: When…

509 Evolve Jacket and Bib Review

If you are a “two-piece” kind of person, then I highly recommend the 509 Evolve Jacket and Bib. When I find something that flat works, I tend to keep it—and the 509…

Bringing a Sled Wrap Design to Life

The final proof approval is, or can be, terrifying—how will your sled wrap design really look in person? It’s hard to tell what will look good on snow compared to the proof…

Our Fallen Heroes

The next time you are on the mountain, take a moment and reminisce about our fallen heroes—our brothers and sisters. Remember the outpouring of grief and the tributes they received. Think about…

Thunderstruck 17 Review

Thunderstruck 17 features bottomless powder, awesome backcountry freestyle, technical draws and trees and—of course—some of the most wicked chute slaying you will find anywhere. 

Do Be That Guy – Voice Your Concerns in Avalanche Terrain

It finally happened. I had to be “That Guy”. I had to voice my concerns in avalanche terrain and just say no. In my particular experience on this day, our group leader…

5 Things Sledders Should Do Right Now

With winter just around the corner, here are 5 things sledders should do right now to get ready for our favourite time of year.

Heatstroke and Bear Bites: Why Summer Sledding Sucks

That giant fireball in the sky is attempting to burn the skin off of your body. You’re shorthanded at work, trying to cover for everyone’s vacations. The snowpack is at a season…