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Fernie, BC will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) at Traynor Hall on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes both avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics.
Once again, BRP has shown its continued efforts to promote avalanche safety for mountain riders by supporting more than 40 free avalanche awareness seminars this fall through its Ski-Doo brand.
Polaris has partnered with avalanche safety gear manufacturer, PIEPS, to make a Polaris avalanche airbag available to riders. Two new avalanche transceivers from PIEPS will also be available through the Polaris network of dealers.
There is exciting news from Timbersled today, as the company has revealed that it will produce a new 129″ track length option called the Timbersled 129 LE. The new kit will expand the Timbersled ARO lineup, which already includes the Timbersled ARO 120 and 137.
In the fourth instalment of the snow bike film series, Trax Domination takes us around the globe to witness the current standing of the sport and its best athletes. While the film focuses on the athletes and their part in the worldwide growth of the sport, we also get to see why it’s catching on like wildfire.
BRP has officially announced some updates which will appear on MY2019 Summit and Freeride sleds. Also, a Warranty Bulletin 2018-10 has been issued to help customers with REV Gen4 snowmobiles that experienced premature belt failure with assistance in resolving any issues.
Elka Suspension has come up with an alternative rear shock kit design that eliminates the need for stock torsion springs in the stock Ski-Doo Summit suspension. It’s their coil-over conversion kit, and it utilizes their Stage 4 or Stage 5 coil-over shock, along with a linkage component.
The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) plans to build a new Wrangler’s Cabin this summer to replace the aging multi-use backcountry shelter. To support the new Wrangler’s Cabin project, the FSA has recently launched a sponsorship and volunteer campaign called, “Let’s Raise the Roof.”
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. …