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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SledLife

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.
Gear

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.
Gear

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
A black tow strap in an orange carrying case.
Gear

Giant Loop’s Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap

New from Giant Loop is the Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap for snowmobiles, snow bikes, ATVs and dirt bikes.

by Kirsten Armleder
Several snow bike kits on the front cover of Trax film.
Gear

Trax: The Snowbike Revolution film review

Trax: The Snowbike Revolution takes an in-depth look at current kits on the market and the sport's top athletes.

by Kirsten Armleder
Pink and black base layer shirt for women snowmobilers.
Gear

Arctiva’s Regulator Mid-Weight Layering for Women

Arctiva launches the Regulator Mid-Weight Layering Shirt and Pant for Women snowmobilers.

by Kirsten Armleder
Yellow and black meridian snowmobile glove from arctiva.
Gear

Arctiva’s new Meridian Glove

Arctiva’s new-for-2017 Meridian Glove is a fully insulated gauntlet-style snowmobile glove that is designed to resist bunching.

by Kirsten Armleder
Black leather mittens that turn into gloves for snowmobiling.
Gear

Leather Handy Mitts by Choko Design

Leather Handy Mitts by Choko Design are a hybrid mitten for snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
Black heated insoles with a remote control and charger.
Gear

Rechargeable Heated Insoles from Choko Design

Rechargeable Heated Insoles from Choko Design keep your feet warm when you're snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gen Byl's sled Little Boo looking out over snowmobile terrain in Dawson Creek.

Riding like a girl and proud of it

Gen Byl of Dawson Creek, B.C., sets a positive example for new and seasoned she-shredders.

by Kirsten Armleder
Stephanie Schwartz doing a snowmobile jump on the cover of Fall 2015 issue of SnoRiders magazine.
SledLife, Revelstoke, BC

Found it! Our cover blurb for Fall 2016

Photographer Brianna Lukkar shares the untold story behind her cover photo of Stephanie Schwartz.

by Kirsten Armleder