Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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Whitecourt, AB

2017 marks 37 years of organized snowmobiling in Whitecourt, Alberta

The sled scene has prospered thanks to the work of the Whitecourt Trailblazers

by Kirsten Armleder
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
Riding in Whiteshell Provincial Park with a small kid.
SledLife, Whiteshell Provincial Park, MB

Different strokes for the same folks

Enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends is at the root of every snowmobiler’s ride.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown

Sicamous, B.C., wins SledTown ShowDown

It’s a new year and we have a new winner—Sicamous, B.C., is your 2017 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler on a black sled going around a corner on a trail.
SledLife, Central Manitoba

Our cover photo for Winter 2016-2017

Reflections on the sport and the story behind the cover photo for SnoRiders magazine's winter 2016-2017 issue.

by Kirsten Armleder

2017 Lily Collection jacket and bib from Divas SnowGear

The Lily Collection Jacket and Bib from Divas SnowGear are brand new for 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
A group of snowmobilers on bc mountains.
British Columbia

Top 10 best places to snowmobile in B.C.

SnoRiders presents a list of the top 10 best places to go snowmobiling in B.C.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown final round image
SledTown ShowDown

Sicamous versus Yorkton in the final round of SledTown ShowDown

Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and Sicamous, British Columbia, are locked into the final battle of SledTown supremacy.

by Kirsten Armleder

Top 10 snowmobile stories of 2016

Check out the SnoRiders’ top 10 most-read snowmobiling stories of 2016.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler wearing the orange and black CKX Titan snowmobile helmet in the mountains.

First tracks in the CKX Titan snowmobile helmet

A backcountry sledder's initial thoughts on the new CKX Titan snowmobile helmet.

by Kirsten Armleder
Sleds parked outside a snowmobile cabin near Birch Hills, Saskatchewan.
Prince Albert, SK

Bridging the gap for Prince Albert sledders

After several years with no club or formal trail system, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, is poised for its snowmobile revival.

by Kirsten Armleder
Two women standing on the top of a mountain looking at snow covered peaks in the distance.
SledLife, Nanaimo, BC

At the helm of a new shredworthy vessel

Whether she is behind the bars of her new sled or at the helm of her boat, captain Laura Rasmussen is always on the lookout for fresh adventure.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown

It’s down to the final four

Sicamous, Whitecourt, Yorkton and Beausejour are the top four SledTowns in Western Canada.

by Kirsten Armleder
Scott Kjarsgaard sitting on his Ski-Doo Rev in the sunshine.
SledLife, Calgary, AB

Award and rewards in the quest for Cataract Creek

Passion for sledding drives Scott Kjarsgaard of Calgary, Alberta, toward his ultimate goal of turning Cataract Creek into a world-class trail system.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown

Round 4 will decide the provincial winners

Round 4 of the SledTown ShowDown will decide the top snowmobiling town in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

by Kirsten Armleder
Blue and orange Boost Jacket from FXR Racing.

Boost Jacket from FXR Racing

The new Boost Jacket for backcountry snowmobiling from FXR Racing is a non-insulated shell with an insulated liner that is removable.

by Kirsten Armleder