Category: Opinion

Farmer’s Almanac Winter 2021 Forecast Predicts White and Wild Winter out West

The Farmer's Almanac Winter 2021 forecast is out, and the magic formula has brewed up a prediction of a wet, white and wild winter for the West this year.

VIDEO – Why Yamaha Brought Back Mountain Max This Way

In this video, we throw a leg over both the 154" and 165" models of Mountain Max and talk about how Yamaha chose to bring back the 2-stroke mountain sled.

Riding in Silence in the Backcountry

I will admit, I love the sound of an engine at peak rpm as much as the next gearhead, but the thought of riding in silence is certainly intriguing.

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.