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Mountain Sledder | October 16, 2018

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Snowmobile Insurance – Is Your Sled Covered…In Transit?

December 26, 2017 |

Did you know that damage to your sled as a result of a vehicle accident is NOT be covered by vehicle insurance? Only snowmobile insurance…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

5 Muffpot Cookbook Tips, and the Best Meal You’ll Never Have

November 24, 2017 |

Sure, you could stuff a couple of Hot Pockets into your muffpot and call it good, but you’re better than that (presumably). Read ahead, and in no time you too will be razzle-dazzling your sledding pals with some culinary pizzaz. Here’s what you need to know.Read More

4 Tips For Taking Your Man Sledding

November 18, 2017 |

Since your man is not a big mountain rider, it can be assumed he will not have a valuable opinion to contribute here. Fortunately, this means you can forgo involving him in terrain choices or decision making for the day. This will sidestep the potential for a disagreement based on a difference of opinion.Read More

Scam Warning – BC Search and Rescue Does Not Solicit Donations by Phone

November 15, 2017 |

BCSARA recommends that anyone who is contacted by an organization seeking funding for Search and Rescue question the caller as to the organization’s name and charity registration number. Should a member of the public have concerns, or not receive tax receipts for a donation, they should contact the Canada Revenue Agency.Read More

Not The Glory Days—Don’t Let Poor Conditions Hold You Back

November 12, 2017 |

It’s hard to get fired up to ride when you know it hasn’t snowed in two or three weeks. The first key to mentally getting beyond the problem is finding riding partners who are perpetually stoked to shred. That way you know they won’t flake out on you.Read More

Free Backcountry Avalanche Workshops come to North-Central Alberta

November 8, 2017 |

Avalanche Canada is heading to north-central Alberta to deliver the Backcountry Avalanche Workshops (BAW) in five communities this November. The BAW is an excellent early-season tune-up on avalanche safety to get you thinking about the avalanche essentials and safe backcountry riding habits.Read More

Early-Season Weather Lays the Foundation for Winter Snowpack Stability

October 23, 2017 |

Right from the first initial snowflake that sticks to the ground, we should be paying attention. While early-season snowfalls get our blood pumping for the first rip, we can do ourselves a big favor if we try to understand a little bit of what is happening up in the mountains during the early-season.Read More

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