Meet the Rider

One-on-one with Snowmobilers

See who is riding what and where. We speak to real riders from across Western Canada. From the mountains to the prairies, these are the guys and girls that are shredding it up week after week. Read a little bit about them and see why they choose to ride their Ski-doos, Polaris’s, Arctic Cats and Yamahas. You can also check out their photos and videos or share some of your own. E-mail us a photo/video with some details about you and your ride. Be sure to include the location and date the photo/video was taken.

Cindy Rougoor carves up the snow in McBride, B.C.
Meet the Rider, McBride, BC

Steven Cosnick’s hotshot of the month

SnoRiders catches up with the photo contest winner for the month of November 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
Kelly Martens from Thompson, Manitoba, received SnoMan Inc.’s 2017 Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year.
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This is what it takes to be considered “outstanding”

Kelly Martens’ quarter century of volunteer work won him SnoMan Inc.’s 2017 Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year

by Kyle Born
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Barry Malcolm rides a 1999 BR275 plus, pulling a 12- by 25-foot Mogul Master in Beausejour, Manitoba, for the Brokenhead Trailblazers.
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Barry Malcolm, an unsung hero, is recognized in Beausejour, Manitoba

Barry Malcolm acquired the 2017 Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations Excellence Award for his years of volunteer work grooming trails in Beaus

by Kyle Born
Three Ski-Doo's lined up on top of the mountain.
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Sledding into the sunrise

The story behind Nathan Livingston’s predawn snowmobiling photo from the Rocky Point riding area.

by Kirsten Armleder
A young boy airing out a Yamaha SnoSport.
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February 2017: Hotshot of the month

Shawn Schwengler sent us a photo of his custom-built 1990 Yamaha SnoSport

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler blasts through fresh powder in Renshaw near McBride, B.C.
Meet the Rider, McBride, BC

“To me, it means the world”

Sledding is more than mere hobby for Cynthia Rougoor of Edmonton, Alberta.

by Kirsten Armleder
Justin Cahill slashes through the powder on Keystone Mountain near Revelstoke, BC.
Meet the Rider, Valdez, AK

Revelstoke and Valdez in five amazing photos

Sledtographer Nick Khattar shares his story and a few amazing snowmobiling photos he captured in the winter of 2015-2016.

by Nick Khattar
Shelby Ingram on her Ski-Doo with outstretched arms in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
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Hotshot of the month: sunsets and snowmobiles

The story behind this stunning photo that won SnoRiders’ Hotshots contest for the month of October 2016.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Hotshot of the month

Wally Taylor from Sicamous, B.C., was the winner of our Hotshots contest for the month of March 2016.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Hotshot of the month

Michelle Dumaresq was the winner of our Hotshots contest for the month of February 2016.

by Kirsten Armleder
Two sledders stopped on a snow-covered trail near Whitecourt, Alberta.
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Dwight Steenhart

by Kimberly Shellborn
Snowmobilers parked on a foggy day.
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Peter Brown

The winner of last month’s Hotshot contest and the Avalanche Rescue Workshop from Zac’s Tracs Avalanche Training was Peter Brown of Airdrie, Alberta.

by Kirsten Armleder
A sledder with a face and sled full of snow.
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Danny Roberts

Ten questions with the winner of SnoRiders’ Hotshots contest for December 2015.

by Kirsten Armleder
Derrick Neill on a steep sidehill in Revelstoke.
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Derrick Neill

Ten questions with Derrick Neill, the winner of SnoRiders’ Hotshots contest for November 2015

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler jumping with the sunset in the background.
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Dean Ingram is the first Hotshots winner of the season

Kicking off our Hotshots contest for the 2015-2016 season is a photo sent in by Dean Ingram from Edgewater, B.C.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Hotshot of the Month

A Q&A with Brad Koprowsky, winner of our Hotshot contest for the month of May 2015

by Kirsten Armleder
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Greg Rector

A Q&A with the winner of our Hotshot photo snowmobiling contest for the month of April 2015.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Brendon Fidek

A Q&A with the winner of the February Hotshot contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
Nathan Simpson and son Dominic on a 2001 summit 800 sled named Stella
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Nathan Simpson

Nathan Simpson sent SnoRiders a photo

by Trina Ayling
Faceshot sledder.
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Dustin Labby

A Q&A with the winner of the January Hotshot photo contest

by Kirsten Armleder