April 6th, 2017

Yamafest 2017 at Boulder Mountain, Revelstoke

Saturday, April 8, 2017 will be the date for the annual Yamafest event, presented by Yamaha Motor Canada. The event will take place at Boulder Mountain, Revelstoke BC. Sledders are welcome to demo ride one of several 2018 Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX on hand between 10:30am and 2:00pm in Sugar Bowl. Participants will also be encouraged to complete checkpoints to qualify for prizes provided by the event’s vending partners.


Yamafest 2017

The event is put on each year by Yamaha Canada as a way to showcase the new product and show appreciation for its customers. It’ll be a good chance to throw a leg over the new Sidewinder and see for yourself what the changes for 2018 will do for the factory-turbo 4-stroke powerhouse.

Topping the list of improvements to the Yamaha Sidewinder chassis for 2018 is “new mountain ergonomics”, comprised of the drop rolled chain case and tunnel that is required to stuff a 3″ lugged track under there. Running boards and body panels have been narrowed for 2018 to allow for even steeper sidehilling without unwanted panelling-out. And the ride options have improved as well, with quick adjust Fox FLOAT QS3 shocks available.




Unofficial Event

Beyond the official event, the day usually brings all kinds of sledders to the Boulder zone for a variety of riding shenanigans. Check out our recap of the “unoffical” events of the day from a few years ago.


Yamafest 2017


Here’s a video to give you an idea of what kind of other tomfoolery can go down on the day… (Warning: NSFW language)



See you there!


— MS