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Mountain Sledder | February 20, 2018

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Posts ByPatrick Garbutt, Author at Mountain Sledder

Avalanche Start Zone – You Might Be in Harm’s Way and Not Even Know It

February 14, 2018 |

A group of five riders was lingering directly in the runout of several large avalanche paths, unaware of the danger above them in the avalanche start zone.Read More

Avalanche Warning Signs Turned Us Around

January 23, 2018 |

It was shaping up to be a beautiful day. That’s why it sucked when we made the decision to pull the pin and turn around. But it wasn’t just our gut instinct telling us to do so, there were plenty of avalanche warning signs.Read More

Motorfist Alpha Boot Review: First Impression on Snow

December 28, 2017 |

One other factor of the Motorfist Alpha Boot that impressed me is the size. The boots are low-profile, which is great because they don’t get caught up in footwells or feel clunky. And they feel quite light! I don’t want a bunch of weight dragging me down when I’m frantically hopping around trying desperately not to pile my sled into an old-growth Doug fir, so that’s a big plus for me.Read More

If You Want Quality Sledding Video Content to Watch, Stop Bashing Brands for a Second and Share

December 7, 2017 |

If we all did this for top quality video instead of trolling and arguing in comments on video that we really don’t care about at all, we can show Facebook and other social media platforms what’s really important to us.Read More

5 Muffpot Cookbook Tips, and the Best Meal You’ll Never Have

November 24, 2017 |

Sure, you could stuff a couple of Hot Pockets into your muffpot and call it good, but you’re better than that (presumably). Read ahead, and in no time you too will be razzle-dazzling your sledding pals with some culinary pizzaz. Here’s what you need to know.Read More

Early Season Riding – Not All It’s Cracked up to Be

October 31, 2017 |

The problem is that those first ride reports don’t usually show all the hazards and crappy parts that had to be endured to get that one sweet—but gingerly executed—pow turn.Read More

How to Make Your First Ride of the Winter More Wheelie and Less Bad Feely

September 19, 2017 |

EVERYTHING hurt. Like everything. Shoulders, neck, back and quads. I was popping pain killers like candy. I couldn’t stay awake in the evening but it was hard to get comfortable enough in bed to sleep at night. Getting out of bed in the morning was a major struggle. Driving to work it was difficult and painful to lift my leg to depress the clutch in the car. You get the idea.Read More

Apparently, Not Everyone Hates Summer

August 21, 2017 |

I was in the post office this morning, making small talk with the lady behind the counter. She was bemoaning the fact that summer is almost over already, and I had to bite my tongue. “Gawd lady, how much longer do you really want this to go on?” I wanted to ask. But instead—not wanting to be confrontational—I agreed with her that yes, summer has gone by much too quickly. Liar!Read More

Buds and Butts Are the Most Common Trash in Snowmobile Area

July 10, 2017 |

Have you ever wondered what type of sledders are mostly likely to litter while out snowmobiling? Well, here’s your answer: smokers and Budweiser drinkers are the mostly likely to throw their trash on the ground while sledding in the mountains.Read More

Mechanics — the Most Interesting People in the World

April 16, 2017 |

What is it that makes mechanics just so damned interesting?

For starters, did you know that there are only two types of people in the world that wash their hands before they go pee? Doctors and—you guessed it—mechanics. That puts them in a pretty elite group right there.Read More