Category: Mountain School

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Returns to Fernie in November

The Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of presentations and discussion of avalanche safety.

For 10th Year Running, Ski-Doo Offers Free Avalanche Awareness Seminars

Again for 2019, Ski-Doo has shown support for backcountry rider eduction by offering free avalanche awareness and avoidance seminars in Canada and the US.

Easiest Way to Tow a Snowmobile

So while today's sleds are certainly more reliable than those of the past, the necessity for a good towing solution continues to exist. With that in mind, here is an overview of…

Essential Safety Gear for Mountain Sledders!

Here’s our list of key essential safety gear that every sledder should consider packing along for a ride in the mountains. We’ve broken the list down into three levels of priority, from…

Avalanche Transceiver 101

While modern avalanche transceivers are bursting with great features, not all are created equal. With small technical differences between models, it can be difficult to know which is the right choice for…

The Essence of the Powder Turn

The essence of the powder turn isn’t found in its mechanics. It’s the feeling the turn evokes—that flighty moment your soul is set free, floating a heavy machine on a substance lighter…

How to Sideflip – Riding Tip with Caleb Kesterke

You should already be fully-pinned as you reach the lip; now look over your uphill shoulder and pull backwards twice as hard as you think you should. You don’t need to consciously…

The Coming of Age of Mountain Sledding

It was the second major event in just two years, another nightmarish sign in the crossroads at which mountain sledding had arrived. In the years between 2007 and 2017, 63 sledders died…

Industry Leaders Work to Establish Association of Snowmobile Guides in BC

The first-ever sled guide association in the world is coalescing, with the epicenter in the interior of British Columbia. The collaborative effort is led by Great Canadian Tours—headquartered out of Revelstoke’s Glacier…

Replacement Cost vs Actual Value – What Do You Get In a Total Loss Claim?

We wanted to find out what happens when a snowmobile owner has a total loss. Is the sled covered for the full replacement cost or just the actual value?