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Mountain Sledder | February 19, 2018

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2018 Arctic Cat M8000: Measured Innovation Pays Off

December 30, 2017 |

Although it’s now been six years since the last major platform overhaul of Arctic Cat’s mountain sleds, it would be a lie to suggest that the manufacturer has been resting on its laurels.Read More

Why Backcountry Freestyle Snowmobiling Didn’t Exist 20 Years Ago

December 21, 2017 |

You hit the ramp as fast as your sled will take you and immediately pull back on the bars, stretching to look around the rotation and spot your landing. At this point you realize that rider forward sleds with a centralized mass would rotate much easier than this nose-heavy tub you are riding.Read More

Polaris Stays the Course with Its 2018 Axys Pro-Rmk Platform

December 19, 2017 |

How well does it work? For starters, Polaris riders continue to rave about their Axys PRO-RMK mountain sleds, even in the face of significant engine technology releases from the three other manufacturers in the last two years.Read More

Top 5 Knee Injury Prevention Tips for Snowmobiling: Don’t Blow It

December 19, 2017 |

Since I tore ligaments in both knees within five months of each other, I currently consider myself a self-proclaimed professional at knee rehab. And in this brief history of injury professionalism, I have had the epiphany that knee injury prevention truly is the better route. Shocking stuff, I know. Here are my top 5 tips for knee injury prevention.Read More

Roots of Mountain Snowmobiling at the World Snowmobile Headquarters

December 15, 2017 |

Long before the magnificent mountain machines we ride today were produced, our roots were formed on frozen lakes and fields. There, weekend warriors would battle for supremacy on one of over 100 brands of new snowmobile. And while many did not directly contribute to the design of our current machines, they ALL contributed to the growth in popularity of our sport.Read More

Deep POW Conditions in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

December 13, 2017 |

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!Read More

Yamaha Enthusiasts Gather to Celebrate 50 Years at Yamafest 2017

December 8, 2017 |

MY2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Yamaha-built snowmobiles, but that major milestone isn’t the only reason for Yamaha enthusiasts to be excited about their favourite brand for 2018. Steady refinement and a few key factors have made the latest Sidewinder M-TX the best mountain machine that Yamaha has ever produced.Read More

If You Want Quality Sledding Video Content to Watch, Stop Bashing Brands for a Second and Share

December 7, 2017 |

If we all did this for top quality video instead of trolling and arguing in comments on video that we really don’t care about at all, we can show Facebook and other social media platforms what’s really important to us.Read More

Snowmobile Recall: a Pain? or a Sign That the System Is Working?

November 28, 2017 |

We demand better sleds, we demand that our brand of choice keeps up with its competition, and we demand that our sleds get faster, lighter and better handling every year. Is the downside to this a shortened development time in a race to get new ideas to market?Read More

Charity Ride with Pro Athletes to Raise Money for Vulnerable Youth

November 25, 2017 |

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.Read More