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Mountain Sledder Magazine | October 19, 2017

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Avalanche Safety | Mountain Sledder Magazine

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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Why the F&*K do you not have avalanche rescue gear??

February 3, 2017 |

If you ride in the mountains without training and gear, then you are not a mountain sledder. I don’t care what kind of hot-rod sled you own. Don’t call yourself that. Being a mountain sledder means something. It means that you’re prepared. It means that you can take care of yourself and others. And it means that you’ve taken the necessary steps to be as safe as you can out in the mountainsRead More

Caught Off-guard

January 17, 2017 |

The magnitude of the slide really gutted me. This one caught me off-guard—it was the biggest slide I have ever been in. I was so rattled that I wasn’t sure anything was safe, and I definitely didn’t feel like sending it anymore. It made me sick to my stomach to see the avalanche, the force of it.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

The Effects of Compaction on Avalanche Terrain

January 11, 2017 |

  Boulder Mountain, Quartz Creek, Eagle Pass and Clemina are all names of popular riding areas that are likely known throughout the majority of the snowmobile community. We call these “managed” areas, as they are under an agreement between a snowmobile club and the province and are your typical “go … 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

Sure, you are transmitting—but what else is?

December 21, 2016 |

Transceiver Interference In the world of avalanches, something good can also potentially be something bad. For example, we talk about trees and rocks acting as anchors stabilizing a snowpack, but in some instances, these can actually be weak points in the slope and likely trigger points… In the age of … 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

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

Avalanche Canada: Throttle Decisions Video Series

November 11, 2016 |

There are two types of mountain sledders on this planet: those who choose to educate themselves about avalanches, and those who don’t. Why anyone would choose not to is beyond me, but hey, it’s your world, I’m just living in it. If you sled in the mountains, you are also … Read More