Zones & Conditions | Mountain Sledder Magazine
What better way to show off some new iron than to invite a bunch of snowmobile enthusiasts, head up one of the best mountain snowmobiling zones on earth and give everyone in sight a chance to rip around? That’s what made Yamafest 2019 so much fun and why the event is still going strong, 16 years after its inception.
If you haven’t been to Silent Pass in Golden, you’re missing out. Golden, British Columbia is a motorized haven—a sled-friendly bubble surrounded by no less than five national parks. With so many epic mountains around, it is understandable that the people living here take their mountain recreation seriously – including in …
The current complex snowpack in Interior BC is beginning to show its very ugly teeth, with the potential for large, remotely-triggered avalanches.
Riley Suhan had been handed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to shred the off-limits peaks of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on his snowmobile.
The Mountain Information Network (MIN) is THE source for real-time, location-specific information on riding conditions…or it could be. Here’s the caveat.
My first day on snow, November 16 was a deep one, with chest deep snow! Yes, I am short at 5’6″, but that is still pretty damn deep! As they say, “it’s on like Donkey Kong,” here on the Coast. Yes, conditions in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor have been that good!
The Charity Ride takes place on December 16 this year on Boulder and Frisby with a day of coached and guided riding. While instructors Nadine Overwater, Rob Alford, Brodie Evans and Derek Wood will offer tips and wisdom, it’s designed as less of a clinic and more as a day of stoke in the mountains. Photographers will be out taking professional photos of participants, and the day ends with an epic after-party at the Big Eddy Pub in the heart of Revelstoke.
The problem is that those first ride reports don’t usually show all the hazards and crappy parts that had to be endured to get that one sweet—but gingerly executed—pow turn.
Most people cringe and some actually get offended when they see what we put our machines through just to get that fix, but I see it differently. Really, what’s the worse that can happen…? A set of sliders, maybe skis worn down or a wrecked cooler from bagging tough miles of dirt. I don’t care about that stuff because it can easily be replaced. Riding some dirt seems like a small price to pay for the priceless feelings and thrills that come from spring riding.