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Joe Denney talks about avalanche that killed his friend

March 14, 2016 |

Alaska Dispatch News interviews Joe Denney, a survivor of a large avalanche near Eureka, AK on February 27, 2016. He tells the story of what happened that day, and the avalanche that took his riding partner of 11 years, Randy Pratt’s life. The day started out with deep conditions as … Read More

7 Deadly Styles

March 13, 2016 |

Style Matters. Style will always matter. Style is a way of doing something, a set of characteristics that stand out from the mundane. Ultimately it’s a method of expression. Everyone has traits that give them their own style. For this article we picked seven different kinds of styles that we … Read More

Trudeau’s First Report Card and Why Reporters are Bottom-Feeding Scum

March 8, 2016 | 2

It’s been a few months with our new Prime Minister Trudeau; the honeymoon is over so I think it’s time I check up on him. Let the post-honeymoon nagging begin. See how’s he’s doing, you know?   During the marathon election campaign in 2015, Trudeau and the Liberals made 214 … Read More

Jetsnow—the Future of Snowmobiling?

March 7, 2016 | 1

The so-called “Jetsnow” is an ingenious hybrid of a stand-up watercraft married to a traditional twin-ski snowmobile chassis, developed by Christophe Paquin from Cabano, Quebec. Is this thing the future of snowmobiling? Paquin’s Jetsnow is powered by a repurposed BRP 670 Rotax engine, which by the way it performs in the video, provides … Read More

Arctic Cat SVX 450

March 5, 2016 |

Some details were released about the all-new, purpose built Arctic Cat SVX 450 at their dealer show in Las Vegas this week, including prototype models on display there.     Although Arctic Cat hasn’t revealed much about the SVX 450, the company has said that it will be built around a 450cc … Read More

2017 Yamaha Reveal—Factory Turbo

March 3, 2016 |

Factory turbo? Yep, you head that right. Yamaha has released its 2017 models and its new flagship model—the Sidewinder—comes with turbo power installed, straight from the factory in Japan. This is huge, and just what Yamaha needed to stay afloat in the highly competitive mountain market that is dominated by 2-stroke machines.   … Read More

Behind the Scenes: 2017 Arctic Cat Reveal

March 2, 2016 | 1

All images courtesy of Mountain Motorsports in Golden, BC   Arctic Cat released its 2017 models to an audience of dealers and industry folk on March 1. Here are some behind the scenes shots from the reveal!                       Big thanks … Read More

2017 Arctic Cat Reveal

March 2, 2016 | 1

MY2016 was a big year for changes to the Arctic Cat mountain lineup, with new Arctic Mountain Suspension, Float Action rear skidframe geometry, TEAM clutches and improved ProClimb 7 skis. That’s a tough model year to outdo, and probably only a new 800 powerplant in the mountain chassis could have … Read More

Behind the Scenes: Polaris 2017 Reveal

March 1, 2016 |

All images courtesy of Mountain Motorsports in Golden, BC. Well, the 2017 Polaris Snowmobile reveal has come and gone. If mountain riders were expecting huge changes for 2017 on the heels of last year, then they were disappointed. But those riders need to ask themselves, ‘If it ain’t broke, why … Read More

2017 Ski-Doo Summit REV Gen4 850 E-TEC

February 23, 2016 |

There’s so much information out there on the 2017 Ski-Doo Summit REV Gen4 850 E-TEC that it is hard to process the vast number of changes. But with so much new technology, it’s hard to imagine that this platform won’t be a game changer.     Here’s a video produced … Read More