Marty's Articles

Every Mountain Snowmobiling Budget Should Prioritize These Crucial Items

This winter, with more riders than ever pulling on a helmet and heading into the backcountry, it’s worth pointing out some crucial mountain snowmobiling budget items that should be mandatory, but unfortunately…

Snowmobile Culture Ultimatums vs. Technology

I'm sure we have all made our own snowmobile-related ultimatums over the years. But we are quickly learning that perhaps ultimatums are anything but final.

Avalanche Canada Provincial Gov’t Funding Uncertainty Puts Programs At Risk

While Avalanche Canada is busy preparing for the season ahead, a significant source of funding for the organization is still up in the air—which will potentially impact the service levels they will…

What Grocery Shopping Would Be Like If Sledders Acted in Public the Way Some Do Online

As you enter the store, you grab a grocery cart and start wheeling towards the back. The snow bikers immediately begin to make fun of your cart, telling you that you will…

Riding in Silence in the Backcountry

I will admit, I love the sound of an engine at peak rpm as much as the next gearhead, but the thought of riding in silence is certainly intriguing.

The Rider

The Rider always felt at home here, resting at his favourite lunch spot—with the valley below and the rocky peaks above. It’s been thirty years, thought the grizzled mountain rider, since I first…

Would Your Riding Partners Be Able to Save Your Life?

Is your rider buddy equipped with the skills to use all that gear to save your life? Have they practiced recently, or are their skills rusty? Why not ask them straight-out: When…

Bringing a Sled Wrap Design to Life

The final proof approval is, or can be, terrifying—how will your sled wrap design really look in person? It’s hard to tell what will look good on snow compared to the proof…

Our Fallen Heroes

The next time you are on the mountain, take a moment and reminisce about our fallen heroes—our brothers and sisters. Remember the outpouring of grief and the tributes they received. Think about…

Thunderstruck 17 Review

Thunderstruck 17 features bottomless powder, awesome backcountry freestyle, technical draws and trees and—of course—some of the most wicked chute slaying you will find anywhere.