Category: Mountain School

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,…

Mistakes I’ve Made in Avalanche Terrain

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…

7 Tips on How to Become a Sponsored Snowmobiler

The number one question I get at shows, dealer opens or on the snow is: “How do I get sponsored to ride my snowmobile?” Well, I hope I can offer some help to…

Sledder Slang 101 – Part II: Riders and Techniques

To the inexperienced ear, sledder slang may sound like pure gibberish. But knowing these words and phrases is important. Use a term the wrong way and you can easily be identified as…

Don’t Be Left Behind – Get Fit for Winter

Winter is just around the corner. Whether you have been working all summer to earn some playtime, or just sitting in the wakesurf boat swilling beers, it’s time to pony up and…