Patrick's Articles

What Is the Future of Mountain Snowmobile Technology?

Mountain sleds have come a long way in the last 15 years. In that time, they’ve evolved from glorified trail sleds into specialized, mountain-slaying weapons. But just when sledders might begin to…

First Ride! 2020 Ski-Doo Summit Expert

Mountain Sledder had the opportunity to go for a first ride aboard one of the new 2020 Ski-Doo Summit X Expert Package models. Here's our thoughts on the new model.

5 Snowmobile Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with Your Camera Settings

Want to get better at shooting sledding this winter? Well, there are a million tutorials out there on what camera settings to use to get better action shots. But none of them…

Buying a Used Sled — Do’s and Don’ts

Most guys don’t go out and buy a brand new F-350 Super Duty for their first set of wheels. It’s usually more like a rusty Madza 323 with a leaky gas tank,…

5 Reasons Why “Your Sled Sucks” Comments Have Gotta Go

You guys, c'mon, the never-ending negativity is the equivalent of blaring Chinese Democracy on the stereo over and over, on repeat...FOREVER. Even if you thought that album was good at one time (I didn't…

The Best Sled Is the One That’s Best for You

Does this mean the best sled is the one you’re currently riding? Possibly. But there’s also a solid chance that it isn’t. So, why would anyone choose to ride a snowmobile that’s…

Klim F5 Helmet Review: You Get What You Pay For…?

If you have a taste for the finer (read: more expensive) things in life—and have the bankroll to satisfy your appetite—then you're probably going to love the Klim F5 Helmet. Here's why.

Highmark Pro 3.0 Avalanche Airbag – Gear Review

We've been testing the new Highmark Pro 3.0 for a little over a year now, and it's time to share our thoughts on the avalanche airbag. Here we go!

Avalanche Start Zone – You Might Be in Harm’s Way and Not Even Know It

A group of five riders was lingering directly in the runout of several large avalanche paths, unaware of the danger above them in the avalanche start zone.

Avalanche Warning Signs Turned Us Around

It was shaping up to be a beautiful day. That's why it sucked when we made the decision to pull the pin and turn around. But it wasn't just our gut instinct telling…