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Mountain Sledder | April 25, 2018

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Do You Suffer From FOMO? aka Fear of Missing Out

April 10, 2018 |

If you find yourself regularly suffering from cold sweats, uncontrollable shaking or an agitated state leading you to constantly peer at your phone for weather and social media updates, then there is a high probability that you suffer from FOMO.Read More

Wrong-Foot Forward Dangle: the Backbone of Backcountry Riding

February 28, 2018 |

In our backcountry sledding history there is probably no move more iconic than the wrong-foot forward dangle. Riding wrong-foot forward is arguably the most important backcountry technique ever developed.Read More

Vancouver Island Sled Bum, Tom Walker

February 2, 2018 |

With average winter temperatures above 5°C, Vancouver Island doesn’t get much snow. So what’s a sled bum like Tom Walker doing living there then?Read More

Interview with Ella Snäll – First Woman to Backflip on a Snowmobile

January 6, 2018 |

At this point, Ella Snäll shouldn’t need an introduction. But just in case you spent your Christmas and New Year holidays out of wifi reach or with your head in the toilet, she was recently the first woman to backflip a sled. Hailing from the northern-most town in Sweden, she … Read More

Not The Glory Days—Don’t Let Poor Conditions Hold You Back

November 12, 2017 |

It’s hard to get fired up to ride when you know it hasn’t snowed in two or three weeks. The first key to mentally getting beyond the problem is finding riding partners who are perpetually stoked to shred. That way you know they won’t flake out on you.Read More

Difference in Riding Style – Canada vs USA Riders

October 29, 2017 |

So many photos and video from the USA feature a rider shredding with their leg hanging off the running board like a dog marking its territory. Hop overs, turbo-wheelies, and busting ass up gnarly creekbeds: watching the Yankees tear it up is a lesson in precision placement and handling of a snowmobile.Read More

A Look Back at the Last Ride of Spring

October 8, 2017 |

Like most spring days, as the hour hand moved past noon the deep, almost-pow turned closer to the consistency of wet cement. Clint and I kept going. It wasn’t really any harder to move with my 165”, but Miller was full pin everywhere on his 146”. We made pulls through the trees, sidehills, popped off pillows of snow and rode some fun creekbeds to end the day.Read More