We sledders are a strange breed. Tolerating summer until the beginning of August, we start dreaming of deep, powder-filled days, using the hashtag #SummerSucks to voice our extreme displeasure at Mother Nature’s affinity towards our least favourite season.
Coincidentally, this is about the same time the snowmobile film companies are dropping teasers for their latest movies. For your viewing pleasure (and ours!), here are the latest teasers and trailers in one place. Check back often because we’ll be adding to this list as more are released.
509 Volume 12
509 Volume 12 will take us on an epic journey through North America and Japan with the industry’s top athletes—including Brett Turcotte, Chris Burandt, Dave England, Riley Suhan and Nadine Overwater.
Jim Phelan will bring the best in the backcountry to our living rooms and sled shops in this hard hitting flick that highlights all the aspects of snowmobiling, including the carnage. Snow biking is also tossed into the mix.
If you love deep, dry powder and highly technical riding, this will be the one to watch. The usual suspects, like Kris “Smasher” Kaltenbacher, Geoff “Phatty” Dyer and Dan Gardiner, are back and join guest riders Erik Woog, Brock Berry, Ashley Chaffin, Shad Simmons and James Finsterwald.
Fresh Set of Tracks
Deviating from the plot of traditional snowmobiling movies, Fresh Set of Tracks combines documentary and amazing stunts to tell the story of Duncan Lee, Cody McNolty and Simon Selberg’s search for fresh snow in the remote backcountry of Russia, Japan and B.C.
Trax Vol. 3 Uprising
In the latest installment of Trax, filmmaker Jaya Lange will bring us back up to speed on current snow bike platforms, including the Russian-based Snowrider. The movie also follows Brock Hoyer’s road to X Games and rising stars of this sport.
Phil Yribar—who has produced six films, including two for 509—is releasing a free web series in August called White Gold. It features many of of the industry’s hardest hitters, such as Chris Burandt, as well as upcoming athletes.
Fresh 8 . . . Bright Lights, Big City
Except maybe for the freestyle segments, Rave X Motorsports in South Portland, Maine, presents “a film that you can actually relate to.”