While you may be all aboard that cabin-country life, don’t let your train of thought get stalled at the station this summer. Here is some iron-clad summer reading, just the ticket to improve your braapcountry skills before the snow flies.
An Ortovox transceiver recall has been issued for the brand’s Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver running version 2.1 software. All other Ortovox transceivers—and 3+ models running different software versions—are unaffected. The recall will officially begin May 25, 2018, and there is no cost to Ortovox 3+ owners, including any for shipping. …
After 25 years of chasing checkered flags in snowmobile competition, Tucker Hibbert retires from snocross racing. Hibbert announced today that he’s reached the finish line of his remarkable racing career. The 33-year-old from Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, is now officially retired as a professional snocross racer.
Satellite communication device manufacturer, SPOT, has announced the release of a new two-way satellite messaging device called SPOT X. The product is first-and-foremost a text communications device, but it also provides key SOS, tracking and “Check In” features found on its well-known SPOT GEN3 device.
Once again, a few individual snowmobilers have made a bad name for the community at-large by harassing wildlife on camera. In this case, two snowmobilers chase a bear and provoke it into defending itself in a video posted April 10, 2018 on YouTube.
Land use management in five California National Forests is under review, and the result will potentially dramatically impact the amount of land available for snowmobiling in the Tahoe area. Lassen, Plumas, Eldorado and Stanislaus are the National Forests are also affected as the review impacts Tahoe snowmobiling areas.
My first ride in the mountains was in 1997 aboard my ’97 Polaris XLT. Riding the backcountry in the mountains was a whole new experience. That feeling of being able to go anywhere was so powerful. There were so many new challenges: obstacles to navigate, sidehill manoeuvres to learn and jumps that called to be hit.
When I first met my wife, she wasn’t a sledder. The transformation over the last 15 years to her full-blown obsession with mountain sledding has been an interesting voyage for us both. We learned a lot about what worked and what didn’t when it came to introducing your spouse to mountain sledding.