Category: Mountain School

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…

How to Deal with Broken Ribs in the Backcountry

Chest injuries are not uncommon in mountain snowmobiling. Here's some advice on how to deal with a broken ribs while riding in the backcountry!

How to Splint a Broken Leg in the Backcountry

A broken leg in the backcountry can be a serious problem. First of all, it's going to be a painful injury to deal with. In addition to the pain, a broken leg…

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…

How to Deal with an Upper Arm Injury in the Backcountry

An upper arm injury—such as a broken collarbone or shoulder dislocation—is a fairly common injury in mountain sledding. These can be caused by an abrupt stop, a fall with arms outstretched or…

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…

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

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…

What Should Come First? Avalanche Airbag or Education?

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…

Get Avy Savvy! Avalanche Gear and Training 101

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…

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,…