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Nick Woods’ Favourite Zone

February 18, 2016 |

Chris Woods Photo   Hey, What’s up, Nick Woods here. Wow, is it ever nice seeing all that powder pounding down all over BC’s mountains, and with no signs of letting up! This is definitely keeping the stoke level high here on the Coast Mountains, and I’m sure everyone is … Read More

Gear Review: C&A Pro XCS Crossover Ski

February 15, 2016 |

The XSC is a sturdily built set of skis, weighing in at a solid 7.9lbs. They look and feel tough, with a robust outer edge that looks like it can shake off a hit from a tree or rock. The profile has a thick, 1″ deep centre keel for aggressive trail handling, matched with two shallower outer keels along the edges.Read More

Gear Review: IceRock Apex Jacket and Bib

February 12, 2016 | 2

Morgan Gamache boosting large in his IceRock apparel. Photo Braaap Films   You may have heard of IceRock, an emerging snowmobile outerwear brand that’s been around since 2014. Though the name may be new, the brand is manufactured by Choko Design, an Eastern Canadian snowmobile clothing and accessories company that … Read More

Overnight Backcountry Sledder Cabin in Little Sand Creek

February 11, 2016 |

A previous life as a catskiing operation makes Sand Creek some of the best tree riding in BC; the glading that was done to accommodate skiers and snowboarders left just enough room to pick a line up or down through the mature pine. Lots of different slope angles make this the perfect terrain to accommodate beginners or test the most technical riders. A little exploring through this zone reveals pillows and cliffs hidden in the trees to drop or wheelie off. The roads that weave through Sand Creek offer up some fun terrain to jib; and with a little shoveling, road gaps and tech jumps that force you to split the uprights between trees on the landing.Read More

McBride Avalanche Deaths Preventable

February 4, 2016 | 3

The avalanche that caused the deaths of 5 men last weekend near McBride, BC was preventable, according to Karl Klassen, Avalanche Canada’s Public Avalanche Warning Service Manager, in a February 4 CBC news story. Klassen made reference to the fact that there were as many as 15-17 riders on the slope at … Read More

X Games Snowmobile Freestyle Recap

February 3, 2016 |

Another season of X Games has come and gone, but the Snowmobile Freestyle event certainly leaves a lasting impression. A slew of the big boys showed up and put on their best airs, including some tricked out inverts that really pumped the crowd.   Check out this sweet recap of … Read More

2016 RMSHA Season Opener

February 3, 2016 | 4

We just finished our RMSHA season opener at Klim the Mine in Bellevue, ID. It was a hit for both racers and spectators. Klim (technical riding gear) was a big sponsor for this Hillclimb, showing support on both days. The course at Bellevue was set up on an old mining mountain … Read More

Anti-Theft Device: Spot Trace

January 25, 2016 | 1

Let’s say your snowmobile did go missing. Wouldn’t you just love to be able to stick to those thieves? How about being able to hand over to the police the exact GPS coordinates of your stolen unit? That sounds pretty sweet.Read More

Reagan Sieg—Early Winter Bangers

January 22, 2016 |

Reagan Sieg checked in with Mountain Sledder this week about some of the super fun riding he’s been doing this year. You’ve probably seen lots of teaser footage of Reagan riding already this winter on social media, and it will be interesting to see what he’s got in the bag … Read More

A Survivor Opens Up About The Avalanche That Took Her Fiance’s Life

January 20, 2016 | 1

“He died because I didn’t have a [transceiver], probe and shovel. Neither did he. He died because we didn’t take nine hours out of our busy schedule to take an avalanche awareness course. Now I realise the importance of equipping myself with avalanche safety knowledge and search and rescue gear. I also realise that in the end it is up to each individual to be responsible for their safety.”Read More