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Mountain Sledder Magazine | June 27, 2017

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A Tale of Two Houseguests

June 20, 2017 |

There are some unwritten rules that must be abided when crashing on someone’s couch. Mountain Sledder is here to help guide your way to being good houseguests, and to show you some hot gear while we’re at it.Read More

Gear Review: FXR Elevation Down Jacket

February 26, 2017 |

The Elevation Down is puffy and thick for plenty of warmth, just as you’d expect. But it’s also got a few unexpected features that are worth talking about.Read More

Gear Review: TOBE Privus Monosuit

February 7, 2017 |

Opinions on monosuits are fairly polarized. People seem to either love them or hate them. But those in the latter camp are usually just that: haters who have never actually tried one. Those that have can agree that monosuits are pretty great, but the fact remains that not all are created equal. It’s time to take a look at TOBE Privus monosuit to see how it stacks up.Read More

Why the F&*K do you not have avalanche rescue gear??

February 3, 2017 |

If you ride in the mountains without training and gear, then you are not a mountain sledder. I don’t care what kind of hot-rod sled you own. Don’t call yourself that. Being a mountain sledder means something. It means that you’re prepared. It means that you can take care of yourself and others. And it means that you’ve taken the necessary steps to be as safe as you can out in the mountainsRead More

Gear Review: FXR Attack Lite Glove

February 1, 2017 |

A thin glove is what you need for riding in the mountains. Sure, those wool-stuffed leather gauntlets that go all the way up to your elbow are nice when you’re gassing up at -30°C in Edmonton.Read More

Gear Review: 509 Carbon Fiber Altitude helmet with Fidlock

January 31, 2017 |

The Carbon Fiber Altitude helmet is 509’s top-of-the-line dome protector for 2016/17 and is available in enough color options to match up to any outerwear you may already own. As expected from a premier line of helmets, the Altitude is lightweight and strong; weighing in at just 2.9 pounds, the Carbon Fiber helmet meets or exceeds DOT and ECE 2205 certification standards.Read More

Gear Review: Ice Age Rails

January 16, 2017 |

  IceAge Perfomance Rails Sledding is getting out of control these days. Huge cliff drops, tech lines in the trees and big jumps are all bridging the gap between what used to be a ski line and what used to be a sled line. The more capable the new machines are … Read More

Gear Review: FXR XPE Layerwear

January 6, 2017 |

FXR XPE Layerwear review and photos by Eliisa Tennant   Merino or Bust They say that ignorance is bliss. I say that ignorance means freezing your butt off on the mountain. I had heard the rumblings around the outdoor enthusiast community about a superpower fabric. People spoke reverently when discussing the … Read More

Avalanche Canada: Throttle Decisions Video Series

November 11, 2016 |

There are two types of mountain sledders on this planet: those who choose to educate themselves about avalanches, and those who don’t. Why anyone would choose not to is beyond me, but hey, it’s your world, I’m just living in it. If you sled in the mountains, you are also … Read More

Gear Girl: 2015 Alberta Powersports Show

May 8, 2016 |

The Alberta Snowmobile Powersports Show is the biggest snowmobile show that has ever existed in the history of everything everywhere.*  It’s full of three things: Dudes, a Beer Garden and Really Rad Sled Stuff. To balance things out, we traveled booth to booth with our Gear Girl to emphasize the … Read More