Category: Opinion

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…

What Is the Future of Mountain Snowmobile Technology?

Mountain sleds have come a long way in the last 15 years. In that time, they’ve evolved from glorified trail sleds into specialized, mountain-slaying weapons. But just when sledders might begin to…

A Day on the Alpha One and PRO-RMK 850

The Apple vs Android debate is a pillow fight compared to the MMA of sled owner conviction on topics like Arctic Cat Alpha One vs Polaris PRO-RMK 850.

Timbersled 2020: ARO 3 vs RIOT Experience

The following weekend I embarked on a journey to the Monashee mountains for three days of riding, where I would form my own opinion on the difference of the new ARO 3…

First Ride! 2020 Polaris KHAOS

Not many riders have had the chance to throw a leg over the pre-production 2020 Polaris KHAOS sleds, so of course we jumped at the opportunity.

Why Spring Check Is so Important This Year If You Want a New Sled

For model year 2020, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat are taking this approach to a new level, with more at stake than ever before. They’re creating scarcity and putting their customers to…

First Ride! 2020 Ski-Doo Summit Expert

Mountain Sledder had the opportunity to go for a first ride aboard one of the new 2020 Ski-Doo Summit X Expert Package models. Here's our thoughts on the new model.

Land Use Proposals Threaten Snowmobile Access in the BC Sea to Sky

Right now there are a couple of public snowmobile areas in the Sea to Sky Corridor that are threatened by other user groups. Here's what's we can do.

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…

Pass, Cash or Ass – Nobody Rides For Free

If you didn’t happen to like the grooming that day, then consider the costs of the warming shelter, amenities, signage, event planning, parking lot maintenance, or the back of house expenses that…