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Snowmobilers are in it for the long haul

When Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented the snowmobile in 1935, he created not only a sport, but a lifestyle that hundreds of thousands of people across Canada enjoy to this day. Together, they form a passionate community of likeminded individuals who gather for all kinds of reasons—from weekend rides to charity events and poker runs—but mainly to enjoy the Sled Life they love. Here, we celebrate the spirit and culture of snowmobiling with feature articles, adventure stories and general news.

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Get to know our Best Sled Wrap finalists

Top contestants share sledding stories and the inspiration behind their snowmobile wrap designs.

by Kirsten Armleder
Kelsey Elliott carving a steep downhill descent.
SledLife, Sicamous, BC

Kelsey Elliott: Fully immersed in the sled life

For Kelsey Elliott of Salmon Arm, B.C., snowmobiling is all things—her passion, therapy and the ultimate career path.

by Matthew Mallory
A green, blue and yellow sled wrap on a Ski-Doo.
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2017 Best Sled Wrap Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Scott of Salmon Arm, B.C. on winning the 2017 Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Weather predictions for the 2017-2018 snowmobiling season in Western Canada

The Old Farmer’s Almanac - Canadian Edition is out, and here’s the weather prediction for winter 2017-2018.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—The 6 Finalists

After 948 votes were cast, we’ve whittled 60 wraps down to the remaining six. Now, we're asking you, the reader, to decide who has the best snowmobile

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—6th and Final Batch

The sixth and final batch of contestants in our Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—5th Batch

The fifth batch of contestants in our Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
2018 Winter Outlook map for Canada.
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Canadian Farmers’ Almanac releases forecast for winter 2017-2018

One part snowy, one part warm and dry and one part wild, says Canadian Farmers’ Almanac.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—4th Batch

Our fourth round of contestants in the Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—3rd Batch

Help us decide who has the best snowmobile wrap out there by voting for your favourite.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—2nd Batch

Help us decide who has the best snowmobile wrap out there by voting for your favourite.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—1st Batch

Help us decide who has the best snowmobile wrap out there by voting for your favourite.

by Kirsten Armleder
snowmobiles by a large mountains of ice in Norway.
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8 bucket list snowmobile destinations around the world

From Japan to New Zealand, here are eight amazing places to go snowmobiling beyond North America.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler dropping a cornice with the SnoRiders instagram logo on the photo.
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Six reasons to follow us on Instagram

If you love snowmobiling and you’re on Instagram, maybe it’s time to give SnoRiders a follow?

by Kirsten Armleder
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Winners of the 2016-2017 Hotshots photo contest

Here are the seven best snowmobiling photos from our Hotshots contest that were sent in during winter 2016-2017 season.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gilles Soucy
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The snowmobile clutch that started Kimpex 50 years ago

What started as a side project for Quebec native Gilles Soucy became Kimpex.

by Kirsten Armleder
Carl Kuster sidehilling in Sicamous, B.C.
SledLife, Sicamous, BC

Carl Kuster lands the front cover of SnoRiders magazine

Photographer Ryen Dunford explains how he got this shot.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Carving a timeline of snowmobile history

From past to present, SnoRiders takes a look at the inventions that shaped the sport of snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler is on a trail, facing a snowcat, and has no room to pass by.
SledLife, Kootenay Rockies, BC

A path to sharing the backcountry

All recreationists should be conscientious backcountry citizens

by Mark Stevens
Billy Stevens snowmobiling with the sunset behind him.
SledLife, Nelson and Kaslo, BC

Billy Stevens is a legacy of the lens

The grandson of professional Nelson photographer Art Stevens is bringing his family legacy into the snowmobile world.

by Kirsten Armleder