Category: Mountain School

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?

Would Your Riding Partners Be Able to Save Your Life?

Is your rider buddy equipped with the skills to use all that gear to save your life? Have they practiced recently, or are their skills rusty? Why not ask them straight-out: When…

Mic’d Up Ride with Riley Suhan

A couple of weeks back, Mountain Sledder had the opportunity to slap a mic on pro rider Riley Suhan and go with him for a ride around his local stomping grounds near…

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!