Marty's Articles

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…

Snowmobiling Is the Tie That Binds

Getting out on the mountain to enjoy a fresh snowfall with a group of like-minded, powder loving individuals is one of our greatest thrills. Sometimes we don’t realize it until years or…

The Cost of Weight Loss – Aftermarket Parts vs Body Modification

Like most who delve into the world of sled modification, you are probably looking for better performance—usually via either weight savings or increased power. It's time to take a look at the…

The Early Days of Mountain Riding: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…Mostly the Ugly

While it is hard to comprehend someone going through life without knowing that the Beastie Boys fought for their right to party, here are a few other things that this new generation…

Introducing Your Spouse to Mountain Sledding (Without Being Murdered)

When I first met my wife, she wasn’t a sledder. The transformation over the last 15 years to her full-blown obsession with mountain sledding has been an interesting voyage for us both.…

A Day on the 2019 Polaris 850 RMK – Our Demo Ride Experience

You have a relaxing weekend planned with your wife when the phone rings and a voice says, “Hey, you want to come down and try out the new Polaris 850 RMK?" What…

Riding a Snow Bike 101 for Sledders and Dirt Bike Riders – Old Guy, New Tricks

Loaded with a head full of assumptions and preconceived notions, the plan was put into place to demo a snow bike for a couple of days