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Mountain Sledder Magazine | October 23, 2017

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Time to Consider the Condition of Your Gear

October 2, 2017 |

What about your emergency kit? There is a pile of info on these online and I encourage you to do a search. Being prepared and as comfortable as possible in an emergency situation can make a big difference in the final outcome. A few of my must-haves besides the obvious are a bivy sack, small cook stove, flares and two-way reliable communication that can reach the outside world.Read More

10 Ways to Sled on a Budget

September 22, 2017 |

Search for second-hand gear like avalanche bags and beacons. We often see our local backcountry pro selling their one-year old gear that is usually in great condition. Facebook groups and athlete pages have also become a great resource for finding used gear.Read More

How to Make Your First Ride of the Winter More Wheelie and Less Bad Feely

September 19, 2017 |

EVERYTHING hurt. Like everything. Shoulders, neck, back and quads. I was popping pain killers like candy. I couldn’t stay awake in the evening but it was hard to get comfortable enough in bed to sleep at night. Getting out of bed in the morning was a major struggle. Driving to work it was difficult and painful to lift my leg to depress the clutch in the car. You get the idea.Read More

Farmer’s Almanac Winter 2018 Weather Forecast and Other Predictions

August 25, 2017 |

Once again, the Farmer’s Almanac brings us a long-term outlook that is big on headline and little on substance; here’s why their Winter 2018 weather forecast (that everyone gets so excited about each year!) can’t be trusted. But you should read it anyway, just for kicks!   Farmer’s Almanac Winter … Read More

Apparently, Not Everyone Hates Summer

August 21, 2017 |

I was in the post office this morning, making small talk with the lady behind the counter. She was bemoaning the fact that summer is almost over already, and I had to bite my tongue. “Gawd lady, how much longer do you really want this to go on?” I wanted to ask. But instead—not wanting to be confrontational—I agreed with her that yes, summer has gone by much too quickly. Liar!Read More

Top 10 Things to Do When There’s No Snow

July 26, 2017 |

It’s probably just best to embrace the fact that this is the middle of summer and there’s no snow, and there won’t be any for a long time yet. Here is a list of our Top 10 things to do when there’s no snow.Read More

Buds and Butts Are the Most Common Trash in Snowmobile Area

July 10, 2017 |

Have you ever wondered what type of sledders are mostly likely to litter while out snowmobiling? Well, here’s your answer: smokers and Budweiser drinkers are the mostly likely to throw their trash on the ground while sledding in the mountains.Read More

Leave Trenches, Not Trash

July 3, 2017 |

The garbage sledders leave is a black eye on our community. We’re ‘known’ for this ignorance and the stereotype has to change. Human waste has put our current global environmental situation into crisis and it is an attainable goal to prevent ill action.Read More

Get the Shot — Stevin Tuchiwsky

June 16, 2017 |

Stevin Tuchiwsky started out in photography the way many do, in front of the lens. As a pro mountain biker Stevin explored pushing his own limits in sport before he picked up a camera and started shooting his buddies.Read More

Utah Launches Search and Rescue Assistance Subscription Service

May 31, 2017 |

The cost of a Search and Rescue effort to assist a backcountry user in distress can add up quickly. Many rescues require the use of helicopter time and specialized equipment, which can run the cost of a single rescue into the tens of thousands of dollars in short order. In most places, the … Read More