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Conditions Report: Golden Jan 3, 2016

January 3, 2017 |

Well, it’s deep. After a good series of storms that rolled through Golden during the holidays, the conditions at the local sled zones is pretty dang good. When you can manage to get off the beaten track and avoid some of the hot spots that were heavily used during the … Read More

“Pemby Life” Web Series—Making Of

January 3, 2017 |

“Pemby Life” is a new 4-part video documentary that portrays the snowmobiling lifestyle in and around Pemberton, British Columbia.   The series—produced in collaboration with Jonathan Schramm of Dragon Factory Films—follows snowmobiling ambassador Julie-Ann Chapman as she embraces life in the winter paradise that is Pemberton aka Pemby.   Mountain Sledder touched … Read More

Sledder dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek

January 1, 2017 |

Patrick Garbutt photos   Snowmobiler dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek It was a tragic end to 2016 for one family, when a snowmobiler riding Clemina Creek near Valemount, BC was killed by an avalanche on Friday December 30. Eyewitnesses claim that three sledders were involved in the avalanche that … Read More

Conditions Report: Golden Dec 23, 2016

December 24, 2016 |

Storms are coming and going and it’s piling up around Golden, BC. Conditions are looking excellent heading into the Holiday season. There’s been 26cm snowfall at elevation in the last 24 hours at Kicking Horse, and that means upwards of 25% more than that at the nearby sledding zones. It … Read More

Behind the Cover: Zac Parks

December 18, 2016 |

The name Zac Parks keeps cropping up in the snowmobile universe. Before we even knew much about him, there he was, gracing the cover of Mountain Sledder Magazine’s 10th issue. After getting to know Zach a little more, we figured everyone else should too. Below is a conversation with the man … Read More

Conditions Report: Golden Dec 15, 2016

December 15, 2016 |

Conditions Report for Golden, BC It’s still cold here in the Rocky Mountain Trench, but blue skies up top have made for great views if you don’t mind putting on a few extra layers and toughing it out. There’s been no new snow in the last week, but the long … Read More

Two Sledders Buried in Colorado Avalanche

December 13, 2016 |

A group of sledders survived an avalanche in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat, Colorado on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Three riders in a group of eight were involved in the avalanche when an entire slope released as the group crossed it. The remaining riders were spaced out and were not … Read More

Lynx Adventure: Snowmobile Expedition to the South Pole

December 8, 2016 |

A Finnish expedition team will set out on December 21, 2016 in an attempt to cross 4,400km of Antarctica on snowmobiles. The four man team, led by celebrated Finnish explorer Patrick “Pata” Degerman, will set out on Lynx snowmobiles in an effort to reach the South Pole within 10 days. … Read More

Timbersled Announces Snowbike Race Team

December 8, 2016 |

Are snowbikes taking over the mountains? They could very well be. A novelty no more, mountain riders already know that snowbikes are the real deal. The growth of the market has been phenomenal, and it was only a matter of time before organized racing came to the sport and gave it legitimacy … Read More

Nadine and Brodie—Avalanche Knowledge Video

December 5, 2016 |

Avalanche Canada ambassadors and mountain gurus Nadine Overwater and Brodie Evans made a decision after a tough season of avalanche losses in winter 2015/2016 to put together a video to help promote avalanche safety this winter.     Riding the Revelstoke backcountry day-in and day-out, the two riders come across … Read More