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Mountain Sledder | October 16, 2018

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Stories | Mountain Sledder Magazine

5 Things Sledders Should Do Right Now

September 23, 2018 |

Summer is gasping its last breath, and for us sledders this means we are getting revved up for a new season. Here are 5 things sledders should do right now.Read More

The Anatomy of a Search and Rescue Call Out in BC

September 21, 2018 |

SAR Managers frequently dispatch a small initial strike-team to respond rapidly via helicopter, which resolves most responses within a short period of time. This rapid-deployment unit will include an avalanche technician, a medical responder, and an avalanche search dog team or other expertise.Read More

5 Reasons Why “Your Sled Sucks” Comments Have Gotta Go

September 19, 2018 |

Sledders on social media have inevitably been subject to a barrage of comments along the lines of: ‘Such and such a brand sled sucks.’ Or, ‘Should have bought a [insert brand here].’ Here are 5 reasons why ‘your sled sucks’ comments are lame, and why we should all move on!Read More

Fall Rituals – The Countdown to Winter Has Begun

September 4, 2018 |

Fall is the time to partake in the annual rituals that help define our sledding culture. It’s time to get stoked for the coming season. The deep snow of winter will be here before we know it!Read More

Commit to Killin’ It – Sled Season Preparation

September 1, 2018 |

Life is busy—no matter your situation—and it can be hard to make time. But once you commit to training your body and mind, the quality of your ride experience will become exponentially better. Sled season preparation is key.Read More

Heatstroke and Bear Bites: Why Summer Sledding Sucks

August 21, 2018 |

That giant fireball in the sky is attempting to burn the skin off of your body. You’re shorthanded at work, trying to cover for everyone’s vacations. The snowpack is at a season low. This can only mean one thing: We are in the middle of two months of the worst snowmobiling of the year. Here’s why summer sledding sucks.Read More

Snowmobiling Is the Tie That Binds

August 9, 2018 |

Getting out on the mountain to enjoy a fresh snowfall with a group of like-minded, powder loving individuals is one of our greatest thrills. Sometimes we don’t realize it until years or perhaps even decades later, but memories and lifelong friendships are being made each time we do. It may not seem obvious at first, but snowmobiling is the tie that binds.Read More

Above and Beyond – Tackling Adversity on a Sled Trip

August 2, 2018 |

Despite breaking two sled parts in one weekend—forcing me to spend more than 10 extra hours on the road—I don’t feel too upset about it. I smile, reflecting on the non-stop action of the past few days. It seems like the most memorable experiences are never the ones that go smoothly, and doing anything worthwhile always requires you to go above and beyond.Read More

Mountain Snowmobiling in Japan with the Ride Whister Crew

July 26, 2018 |

I’ve been wanting to go mountain snowmobiling in Japan for years. I’ve had many friends go on ski and snowboard trips, and they have all returned to say that the powder and the culture are amazing! The problem has always been that there are no sled rental places or commercial guides there.Read More

Kamchatka – The Land of Fire and Ice

July 20, 2018 |

With a large military presence at the small airport, it felt like a scene from a Cold War movie when I touched down in Kamchatka. The people seemed kind but shy, and as I stood in the cold at the outdoor baggage claim I was alone, and not totally sure what to do.Read More