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Mountain Sledder | July 19, 2018

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Stories | Mountain Sledder Magazine

The Early Days of Mountain Riding: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…Mostly the Ugly

July 5, 2018 |

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.Read More

Optimism Abroad – Snowmobiling in Sweden for XX Freeriders Camp

June 21, 2018 |

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 homeRead More

Tequila Mockingbird? Choice Summer Reading for Sledders

May 22, 2018 |

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.Read More

First Ride in the Mountains by Cody Borchers

May 1, 2018 |

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.Read More

Tailgate Alaska – The Ultimate Grass Roots Event

April 22, 2018 |

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.Read More

Whatever Happened to Brodie Evans?

April 15, 2018 |

When I say that Brodie Evans worked hard, I mean as hard as any human could. He was out riding everyday, and not just for the fun of it.Read More

Do You Suffer From FOMO? aka Fear of Missing Out

April 10, 2018 |

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.Read More

Riding a Snow Bike 101 for Sledders and Dirt Bike Riders – Old Guy, New Tricks

March 30, 2018 |

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 daysRead More

Hidden Danger: the Hazards of Snowmobiling on a Glacier or Icefield

March 29, 2018 |

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.Read More

Inaugural Red Bull Sledhammers Head-to-Head Hillclimb Race

March 27, 2018 |

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.Read More