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Mountain Sledder Magazine | January 24, 2018

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10 Things a Real Mountain Sledder Would Never Do

January 2, 2018 |

Are you truly a real mountain sledder? Or just a willow-bashing wannabe, who happens to hit a hill every once in a while? Here are ten ways to find out.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

Avalanche Canada Presentations at Sled Shows Focus on Close Calls

October 11, 2017 |

Due to an overwhelming number of close calls involving snowmobilers last season, Avalanche Canada presentations at snowmobile shows this fall will focus on the lessons learned from sledders who are fortunate to be alive. The intent of re-telling these stories is not only to examine the mistakes made, but highlight avalanche awareness and introduce available resources to help ensure safe backcountry sledding.Read More

A Positive Sign: Good Terrain Choice on a Deep and Touchy Weekend

March 22, 2017 |

They say that hindsight is 20/20. Looking back on the significant avalanche events that occurred just a few ridges to the south—as well as in the nearby Rockies—it’s clear that the snowpack at Gorman Lake on that sunny Sunday was tipping on the edge of disaster.Read More

Pemby Life: Episode Two – Safety & Being Prepared

February 14, 2017 |

In the second installment of Pemby Life, Julie-Ann Chapman goes over all the first-aid, safety and repair equipment that she carries with her when she rides. There are some items in her kit that all sledders must carry individually on their person, such as avalanche rescue gear. Other items, such as tools and spare parts, can be distributed throughout the group.Read More

The Avalanche Safety Disconnect

March 10, 2016 | 20

Remembering back to the days when I first started riding backcountry, I can honestly admit that I was somewhat naïve when it came to avalanche safety. I wore a transceiver and had a shovel and probe in my pack, and I thought I knew what I was doing. But it wasn’t … Read More

What’s in my backpack?

December 9, 2015 | 1

Photo Andrew Munster At the start of the season the first thing you should do is go through your backpack.   When I check my backpack, I make sure I’m able to survive a night on the hill. Sometimes shit happens. To start off my pack I start with a … Read More

Shit Your Pants Saturday – Near Cornice Fail

September 27, 2014 | 1

This is one lucky mofo. It’s also a good reminder of how sketchy overhanging cornice danger is. Enjoy and learn.

Snowmobile Fail – Sledneck Almost Falls Off a Cliff a Snowboarding video by whitelines

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InReach by Hangfire Avalanche Training

January 30, 2014 |

Ryan Johannesen from Hangfire Avalanche Training stopped by and gave us the “ins and outs” of his InReach from DeLorme.Read More

“Focus On Safety” Comp

December 14, 2009 |

Want to win a free AST1 Avalanche Safety course with Hangfire Training? Winter’s HERE and sledshot.com wants to continue to promote safety in the backcountry!

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