Category: Stories

Looking Back, Moving Forward – MSM Issue 15

Mountain sledding has come a long way from its humble beginnings nearly 50 years ago, and Mountain Sledder Issue 15 is in part a celebration of that accomplishment.

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 Rider

The Rider always felt at home here, resting at his favourite lunch spot—with the valley below and the rocky peaks above. It’s been thirty years, thought the grizzled mountain rider, since I first…

Cody McNolty – High Profile and Hard-Charging Rider

Truck rolling, talking into the phone’s camera, sled on the deck, Chuck Norris beard, sunglasses flashing—it’s all just another day in Cody McNolty’s Instagram story.

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…

More Snowmobile Sales in Snowy USA than Canada Last Winter

A snowy winter in much of the snowmobile community powered snowmobile sales to increase worldwide to 133,081 new sleds sold this past year.

Sam Standing – Work Hard, Play Harder

It’s a long way from Whistler to the mine north of Stewart where Sam Standing works, a trip he makes there and back once a month to fill the bank account.

The Dusty Trail

It’s safe to say that Dusty Veideman and his crew were doing the trail-breaking; the sleds were just along for the ride. The crew would work to boot-pack a trail ahead so…

Economic Impact of BC Snowmobiling Assessed at $299 Million Annually

The study shows that snowmobiling generated 299.2 million dollars and contributed 21.8 million dollars in revenue to the various levels of Government.

Aaron Leyland – Pulling Focus and Putting on Miles

Leyland enjoys spending over a hundred days a year on his sled, wiggling his 175” powder-slayer/tree-trimmer through nicely-spaced old growth en route to filming locations, where he fully admits that he’s been…