Kyle Born

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Kyle Born enjoys writing in an engaging way as if you were having a conversation with him. He specializes in storytelling and isn’t afraid of asking the hard questions such as, “Where is your bathroom? I really need to go.” Kyle has held a variety of job titles through the years: radio announcer, voice actor, English teacher, delivery driver, missionary, wedding DJ, comedian and several other things that he may have forgotten because his memory isn’t always the best which is why he writes things down. Kyle is from Abbotsford, B.C., but now lives in Cranbrook, B.C. with his super-amazing wife, Becky. They don’t have any pets because Kyle has allergies but if he sees you walking your dog he will stop and pet it because dogs are cool.

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Brad Baber needed to be rescued by helicopter after a nasty snowmobile accident.
Snowmobiling safety, Kootenay Rockies, BC

How prepared are you for a snowmobiling disaster?

Brad Baber got tangled up in a nasty wreck. He could have lost his life without the necessary gear.

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Dion Morton and Marcel Dalpe bask in the beauty of Porcupine Hills, southeast of Hudson Bay.
Hudson Bay, SK

Hudson Bay: A wooded wonderland of white

Saskatchewan’s Hudson Bay is nestled within five million acres of provincial forest, making an ideal snowmobilers playground

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Shelsie Bisshop and Austin Bisshop go for a family ride near the Geck Feairs Shelter.
Kelvington, SK

Between Greenwater and Porcupine is a trail that’ll leave you feelin’ fine

Forgotten homesteads, trappers cabins, abandoned sawmills and vehicles of generations past—Kelvington, Saskatchewan utilizes the uncommon

by Kyle Born
Snowmobiling in High Level Alberta
High Level, AB

High Level is loopy

High Level’s most popular trail is the Main Loop and the main event is the Poker Rally

by Kyle Born
Children should always wear chest protectors, especially if an adult is sitting behind them. Erik Foster has equipped his daughter Makenna with a chest protector.
Snowmobiling safety

Guard your gut with this crucial gear

Chest protectors prevent broken bones and damaged internal organs, so why aren’t more people using them?

by Kyle Born
That’s not the sunrise coming over the mountain—that’s avalanche control being carried out by a Gazex exploder detonating at Kootenay Pass.
Snowmobiling safety, Kootenay Rockies, BC

Here comes the BOOM! Avalanche control is on the scene and blowing it up

A behind-the-scenes look at the essential work of an avalanche controller

by Kyle Born
Roger Yvon craves high-octane euphoria, and Yellowhead County doles it out.
Yellowhead County, AB

Snowmobiling: Motocross with skis

Roger Yvon craves high-octane euphoria, and Yellowhead County doles it out

by Kyle Born
A view from inside one of the snow caves that riders can find along Blue River's
Blue River, BC

Club Profile: Blue River Powder Packers

Majestic peaks, spectacular views and a heaping amount of snow—Blue River is a snowmobiler’s paradise

by Kyle Born
Dwayne Andrychuk has beat boredom by snowmobiling since he was 15 years old.
South East Saskatchewan

Kamsack: Where boredom goes to die

Kamsack, Saskatchewan, has a wide range of landscapes for snowmobile riders.

by Kyle Born
Blue River, B.C., provides plenty of opportunities to boondock around trees.
Blue River, BC

He’s from the country and he likes it that way

Backcountry enthusiasts need to explore Blue River, B.C.

by Kyle Born
The Barley Bin Shelter on Trail 101G.
North Battleford, SK

Club Profile: Battlefords Trail Breakers

Everything you need to know to play in North Battleford’s snow

by Kyle Born
“People having a more and more pleasurable experience makes snowmobiling sustainable.”
Cold Lake, AB

What does 50 years of selling snowmobiles teach us?

Jerry Bidulock has been selling snowmobiles for 50 years. If anyone is qualified to forecast what’s next for our favourite pastime, it’s Bidulock.

by Kyle Born
Photo of Snowmobile riders
North Battleford, SK

The collector reveals how to invest in your favourite sport

North Battleford’s Brian Silvester has a collection of which most SnoRiders can only dream.

by Kyle Born
The mountains surrounding Tulameen guarantee heavy snowfall.
Hope, BC

Going deep: Tunnel your way into Tulameen, B.C.

Mike Wichmann and the Timberline Snowmobilers are a welcoming bunch

by Kyle Born
Beaver Trestle Bridge in Cold Lake, Alberta. Rebuilt in June 2016 after a fire.
Club News

One man reveals what snowmobile organizations really do

See how snowmobile clubs operate behind the scenes.

by Kyle Born
Albert Moghrabi has been the owner/operator of Lac la Biche Source for Sports for 40 years.

Endless lakes rest amidst Lac la Biche

Lac la Biche: Untouched potential

by Kyle Born
“I love the freedom. Hop on and the world is your oyster.”
Cold Lake, AB

This lone wolf soars like an eagle

Chris Coosemans cruises across Cold Lake, Alberta

by Kyle Born
The Gimli High School students’ warm-up shelter was constructed in a compound. It took nine months to complete and is ready for use this winter.
Manitoba

Engagement versus punishment

How one man took a vandalism problem and turned it into a constructive solution

by Kyle Born
Rudi Gretschman raced snowmobiles in Manitoba for 10 years. Here he is on a Rupp snowmobile in 1975.
Lac du Bonnet, MB

Paving the way in Lac du Bonnet

This patriarch has left his mark in Lac du Bonnet

by Kyle Born
Mike Budan’s passion for the combo of winter and snowmobiles is unprecedented.
East Central Saskatchewan

Waskesiu’s winter wanderer waits no more

Joy to the Waskesiu, snowmobiling season has come

by Kyle Born