Marty's Articles

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. 

Do Be That Guy – Voice Your Concerns in Avalanche Terrain

It finally happened. I had to be “That Guy”. I had to voice my concerns in avalanche terrain and just say no. In my particular experience on this day, our group leader…

5 Things Sledders Should Do Right Now

With winter just around the corner, here are 5 things sledders should do right now to get ready for our favourite time of year.