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What else was cool? Oh yeah, this new 175″ Summit model. The big boy of the Summit lineup finally made it into a G4 850 outfit, and is looking mighty handsome. And you know what they say about 175″ right? It’s one more than 174″. True story.
Well, some of BRP’s 2018 Ski-doo product reveal in Las Vegas came as a surprise in the form of interesting new technology. On the other hand, updates to existing lines—such as the implementation of the Rev G4 chassis and 850 E-TEC engine in the Summit Freeride model—had already been widely expected.
In the second installment of Pemby Life, Julie-Ann Chapman goes over all the first-aid, safety and repair equipment that she carries with her when she rides. There are some items in her kit that all sledders must carry individually on their person, such as avalanche rescue gear. Other items, such as tools and spare parts, can be distributed throughout the group.
It’s become clear in the last couple of years that a snowbike can be taken into tight, lower elevation trees that you wouldn’t dream of trying on your sled. But on the flip-side, a snowbike will struggle to follow a sled straight up a steep slope in heavy snow.
The conditions around Golden are very good right now, and getting better by the second. The area was hit with plus or minus 30cm of fresh snow early in the week. Since then, around 20cm fell in town overnight Wednesay, and it’s still coming down steadily all day by mid-Thursday. …
Old man winter strikes again.
These cycles of dumps followed by sunshine; holayyyyy we are lucky! With luck comes being snow smart, so please play safe out there! We received some good amounts of snow over the weekend, about 50-70cm in Whistler and a less in Pemberton: only about 30cm. And… we’re about to get hit by another mega dump!
It’s not news that Moore injured himself on the attempt, and has been in recovery ever since. There is now a Road 2 Recovery fundraiser in place to help Moore with the incredible costs of rehabilitation from his injury, which are not covered by insurance.
Opinions on monosuits are fairly polarized. People seem to either love them or hate them. But those in the latter camp are usually just that: haters who have never actually tried one. Those that have can agree that monosuits are pretty great, but the fact remains that not all are created equal. It’s time to take a look at TOBE Privus monosuit to see how it stacks up.
Highmark—perhaps the most prolific avalanche airbag brand in the western Canadian sled scene—has put all its expertise and technical know-how into the Highmark Spire LT, new for Winter 2017.
The conditions in Golden are about to change. For the past couple of weeks we’ve been enjoying blue skies and moderate temperatures. That trend was broken last Sunday with a light snowfall that brought roughly 10cm to the area.