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Gear Review: TOBE Privus Monosuit

February 7, 2017 |

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.Read More

Gear Review: Highmark Spire LT Vest Avalanche Airbag

February 5, 2017 |

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.

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Conditions Report: Golden Feb 2, 2017

February 2, 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.

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Gear Review: FXR Attack Lite Glove

February 1, 2017 |

A thin glove is what you need for riding in the mountains. Sure, those wool-stuffed leather gauntlets that go all the way up to your elbow are nice when you’re gassing up at -30°C in Edmonton.Read More

X Games Aspen 2017 Recap

January 30, 2017 |

Another X Games has come and gone, and this one with plenty of excitement and drama as usual. The sled guys put it all on the line again with huge tricks, including not one, but two double backflip attempts on the weekend. It was also the first appearance of Snow Bikes, with fast action in the Snow Bike Cross event. Months of preparation by the athletes and the event staff was brought to fruition in one short weekend.Read More

Conditions Report: Golden Jan 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 |

After a series of wild fluctuations in which the temperature went from wickedly cold to downright spring-like, it seems that we’ve settled into a normal pattern for the time being at least. Mid-day temperatures hovering just below freezing at valley bottom are more the norm, and it’s finally left Goldenites … Read More

Tech Tip: How to deal with a broken chaincase

January 27, 2017 |

The bad news is that not only is your sled without any semblance of self-propulsion, it’s also got no brakes! That’s right. When your chain decided to commit harikari by blasting itself through the cover of your chaincase at the speed of light, it also self-annihilated your ability to slow your sled down.Read More

Film Review: Slednez – MOMENTUM

January 24, 2017 |

MOMENTUM, which runs 43 minutes long, is directed by Simon Selberg and produced by Epic Media. The film is collaboratively shot by the group of riders themselves, although clearly the direction of Selberg has played a key role in producing quality footage across the board. Twenty-six riders are featured throughout the film, with more renowned riders—such as Johan Forsberg—having a more prominent role than others.Read More

Winter 2018 Avalanche Safety Products Revealed at Outdoors Show

January 13, 2017 |

New Avalanche Safety Products for Winter 2018 revealed at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Tradeshow Each winter, new avalanche safety products are revealed at a tradeshow that most sledders will have never even heard of. The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is a huge tradeshow specifically for retailers and media involved in the outdoor industry, and … Read More

Conditions Report: Golden Jan 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 |

Cold, clear and cold are the words to describe the conditions in Golden this early January. We had a small system roll through and dump around 10-15cm in town on Monday. Otherwise, it’s been blue skies and frigid temps all week long.     Looking ahead, the cold, Arctic air … Read More