Revelstoke | 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.
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.
It’s hard to have a bad time when the snow is fresh and the sun is on your face. That certainly contributed to the overall good vibes of the day. But it was the attitudes of the people there that really made Yamafest 2017 into an enjoyable day on snow.
TGFG photo Saturday, April 8, 2017 will be the date for the annual Yamafest event, presented by Yamaha Motor Canada. The event will take place at Boulder Mountain, Revelstoke BC. Sledders are welcome to demo ride one of several 2018 Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX on hand between 10:30am and 2:00pm …
We are nearing closer and closer each day to “dual sport season”, my favorite time of year. Conditions will soon be right to go sledding all day in the hot pow and then head down hill for a bike ride.
The alpine has been receiving snow every day in the form of moist, sticky schmoo – close to a meter of the stuff since last weekend! We can’t complain one bit though because it is still fun and it is still snow.
March is the new December. We have had continuous storms move through, bringing a steady flow of resets to our alpine areas. It has been nothing short of amazing, even too deep at times… nah… just kidding.
Over the week we have seen between 30 and 50cm of fresh and it continues to keep falling as I sit here and write. It looks like it will continue right through until Friday night followed by a brief reprieve on Saturday and then more snow for Sunday.
Revelstoke is the Mecca of sledding. No, Muhammad was not born in Revelstoke. But it is the holiest place in the interior of BC to ride a snowmobile.