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Mountain Sledder | November 13, 2018

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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Less and Sled More

November 12, 2018 |

It’s time to slide down the ethical slope guilt-free by convincing your boss that more time on the sled will boost your job performance this winter. Here’s how to talk your boss into letting you work less and sled more.Read More

Springtime Heli-Sledding in Whistler

November 9, 2018 |

Milestones deserve to be celebrated. So when my 50th birthday rolled around this spring I decided to splash out on a daylong heli-sledding tour with Whistler-based Head-Line Mountain Holidays.Read More

What Should Come First? Avalanche Airbag or Education?

November 6, 2018 |

I absolutely the love the idea of avalanche airbags. They are an amazing safety tool that has been shown to save lives by reducing the chance of a full burial in an avalanche. I fully recommend wearing one. But where do they realistically land on the list of mountain preparedness must-haves? And what should come first: an avalanche airbag or education?Read More

Destination Elevation – Inside the Lives of the Black Cats

November 3, 2018 |

Arctic Cat has recently published a sequel to its first Destination Elevation short film, and it’s a beautiful piece of work. The film and several short episodes that have dropped since are produced by the same Alaska production company, Hybrid Color, that put together Winter Project a few years back.Read More

SLEDFILM 19 in Bend, Oregon Nov 9-10

November 1, 2018 |

SLEDFILM—the biggest film and awards show in the winter motorsports industry—once again hits the screen and stage in Bend, Oregon on November 9th and 10th, 2018 for SLEDFILM 19. Riders, athletes, industry icons, filmmakers and guests from around the world come together for a weekend of fun and film.Read More

USDA Reports No Comments On Chugach NF Land Management Plan Lost or Altered

October 31, 2018 |

The USDA Forest Service has acknowledged that due to software update, there was a problem with comment submissions appearing correctly, including some appearing to be related to issues in the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests, rather than the Chugach National Forest, for which they were intended.Read More

Get Avy Savvy! Avalanche Gear and Training 101

October 29, 2018 |

It’s a fresh season with new dreams and goals. However, before heading deep into the backcountry, it’s time to arm yourself with information about avalanche gear and training! Now is also the best time to test out all your gear, and make sure that you and your riding buddies are all on the same page with regards to skills and best practices this winter!Read More

Buying a Used Sled — Do’s and Don’ts

October 26, 2018 |

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, or some other P.O.S. with hardly any brakes and even less chick magnetism. The same holds true for sledders buying a used sled.Read More

Mistakes I’ve Made in Avalanche Terrain

October 22, 2018 |

I’ve made some serious mistakes in avalanche terrain, and I knew damn well they were bad ideas at the time I made them. Thankfully, nobody was hurt—but they could have been.
In an effort to help foster an environment of open, honest communication, I am sharing the following mistakes that I’ve made.Read More

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Nov 10, 2018

October 19, 2018 |

Fernie, BC will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) at Traynor Hall on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes both avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics.Read More