Stories | Mountain Sledder Magazine
While it is hard to comprehend someone going through life without knowing that the Beastie Boys fought for their right to party, here are a few other things that this new generation of mountain maulers has missed out on in the early days.
We travelled for 24 hours straight to arrive in the dark of night at the Saxnäsgården Hotell in northern Sweden. Come morning, I would finally be snowmobiling in Sweden — exploring all new terrain and foreign snow that lie far across the big pond and 13 lines of longitude from home
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.
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.
It’s all about the people! That’s what makes Tailgate Alaska feel like a grass roots event, even though it does exhibit all the earmarks of a professionally-organized event. Each evening, riders return back to base with awesome stories, photos and—most importantly—huge smiles from the day.
If you find yourself regularly suffering from cold sweats, uncontrollable shaking or an agitated state leading you to constantly peer at your phone for weather and social media updates, then there is a high probability that you suffer from FOMO.
Loaded with a head full of assumptions and preconceived notions, the plan was put into place to demo a snow bike for a couple of days
Sledders are now pushing deeper into the mountains than ever before, and in doing so, gaining access to the remote and breathtaking glaciers and icecaps of BC. Accidents can be avoided when riders become aware of the hazards of snowmobiling on a glacier or icefield, and gain the skill set required to navigate this type of complex winter terrain safely.
Red Bull Sledhammers is a 550m head-to-head uphill snowmobile hillclimb race up a side-by-side course of gap jumps, banked slalom and whoops sections.