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Mountain Sledder | August 21, 2018

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Posts ByMarty Anderson, Author at Mountain Sledder

Heatstroke and Bear Bites: Why Summer Sledding Sucks

August 21, 2018 |

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 low. This can only mean one thing: We are in the middle of two months of the worst snowmobiling of the year. Here’s why summer sledding sucks.Read More

Snowmobiling Is the Tie That Binds

August 9, 2018 |

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 perhaps even decades later, but memories and lifelong friendships are being made each time we do. It may not seem obvious at first, but snowmobiling is the tie that binds.Read More

The Cost of Weight Loss – Aftermarket Parts vs Body Modification

August 7, 2018 |

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 cost of weight loss.Read More

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

July 5, 2018 |

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 of mountain maulers has missed out on in the early days.Read More

Introducing Your Spouse to Mountain Sledding (Without Being Murdered)

April 28, 2018 |

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. We learned a lot about what worked and what didn’t when it came to introducing your spouse to mountain sledding.Read More

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

April 8, 2018 |

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 do you do?

If you’re anything like me, you drop everything, ditch your plans and leave tire marks in the driveway. After all, it’s not every day you get an offer to put some miles on a sled that isn’t even in production yet.Read More

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

March 30, 2018 |

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 daysRead More

Why You Should Leave a Trip Plan with a Responsible Person

March 16, 2018 |

Who will know you’re in trouble when you get lost or injured in the backcountry? Maybe no one, if you don’t leave a trip plan with a responsible person.Read More

The Reasons Why I Choose to Snowcheck New Snowmobiles

March 3, 2018 |

Snowcheck time is here again. For some people, snowcheck is an exciting time to plan ahead for next year. Meanwhile, others have trouble understanding the desire to spring order a new snowmobile.Read More

Some Romantic Valentine’s Day Advice from One Sledder to Another

February 12, 2018 |

It’s that exciting time of year again—no, not the first snowfall. That other exciting time. No, not snowcheck season either. Valentine’s Day!Read More