Nicole's Articles

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Less and Sled More

It's time to slide down the ethical slope guilt-free by convincing your boss that more time on the sled will boost your job performance this winter. Here's how to talk your boss…

The Anatomy of a Search and Rescue Call Out in BC

SAR Managers frequently dispatch a small initial strike-team to respond rapidly via helicopter, which resolves most responses within a short period of time. This rapid-deployment unit will include an avalanche technician, a…

Fernie Snowmobile Club Launches Fundraiser for New Wrangler’s Cabin

The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) plans to build a new Wrangler's Cabin this summer to replace the aging multi-use backcountry shelter. To support the new Wrangler’s Cabin project, the FSA has recently…

Tequila Mockingbird? Choice Summer Reading for Sledders

While you may be all aboard that cabin-country life, don’t let your train of thought get stalled at the station this summer. Here is some iron-clad summer reading, just the ticket to…

BC Courts Weigh in on Tether and Other Backcountry Liability Issues

A precedent-setting decision was made in BC courts recently in the case of an incident involving mountain sledders. In it, an Alberta snowmobiler was found to be 100% liable for damages to…

High Avalanche Hazard and the Fine Art of a Courageous Retreat

You’ve been planning this trip for weeks. The sleds are loaded, and hotels booked. One problem: High Avalanche Hazard. Here's what to do.

4 Tips For Taking Your Man Sledding

Since your man is not a big mountain rider, it can be assumed he will not have a valuable opinion to contribute here. Fortunately, this means you can forgo involving him in…