Welcome to our Trail Map issue, in which avid snowmobilers can search out the sweet spots in Western Canada. Plus, we present a guide to the 2017-2018 snow bike kits. As well, we offer a feature story on Danny Roberts, the man behind Boosted Imagery, and showcase one of his fabulous photos. Our cover story looks at three dads and how they balance their passion for snowmobiling with the demands of family life. Safety tips and ATVing adventures are found in this issue as well. Finally, read all about Cain’s Quest, a snowmobile endurance race that starts in Labrador City, Newfoundland, and the Teen Challenge Sled for Eternity events coming up in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.
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In this issue, we prove that photos really are worth a thousand words as we present reader-submitted photos to highlight our snowmobiling destinations. Also take a look at the finalists in our Sled Wrap Contest, and peruse our 2017 Rider’s Choice Awards list. Plus we have a great story on a young quadder who has become a social media sensation. And we offer some advice for preparing your snowmobile and gear for the winter season, as well as some tips and tricks for selling a used snowmobile.
SnoRiders journeys back in time to see how snowmobiling has shaped Canada during its 150 years. What could be more Canadian than making the most out of our long winters? We also present the history of snowmobiles and snow bikes in “Carving a timeline.”
In this issue, our cover story focuses on Scott Kjarsgaard, one of the driving forces behind the quest to turn Cataract Creek, near Calgary, Alberta, into a world-class snowmobile trail system. We also offer some personal, and hair-raising, stories on surviving snowmobile accidents, along with tips to stay safe. And we talk to Laura Rasmussen, the first woman to solo ride an ATV in every province across Canada.
The theme of this issue is Rad Riders: The Coolest People in the Sport. From British Columbia to Saskatchewan and Manitoba and from Alberta to Alaska, read about these local celebs, their obsession with sledding and their recommended local rides. OVER THE TOP AND UNDER THE RADAR: Meet four unsung riders of Western Canada’s very diverse sledding scene.
Snowmobilers in Houston, British Columbia and Yorkton, Saskatchewan have a lot to celebrate—they have just been crowned the 2016 SnoRiders SledTown Champions. Check out their story and get to know the other finalists of this year's SledTown ShowDown competition. Don't forget to enter our 9th Annual ATV Rider's Choice Awards for a chance to win!
Check out our cover story—Take-Off Time: One winter in Revelstoke, B.C. and Morgan Gamache has made a grand re-entry into the sled scene. Discover the final four provincial winners of SledTown ShowDown 2016 and explore the Top 41 Trails in our annual trail atlas.