Matthew Mallory

photo of Matthew Mallory

I was born and raised in Wooler, Ontario. It was skiing and dreams of deep snow that brought me to Whistler, B.C., in 2001 and it has been my home ever since. A few years ago, I bought my first mountain snowmobile and was immediately hooked on the sport. I rarely ski anymore and spend as much time in the backcountry as possible. Taking photos and writing about the experience of being in the mountains on a sled is something I have become quite passionate about, and I hope to share the lifestyle and culture that we are a part of.

When not sledding, I can usually be found working on Joydigger, a freeride snowmobiling website I started, as well as mountain biking and taking photos of anything that catches my eye. 

Contact Matthew Mallory

Julie-Ann Chapman in the gym.
Snowmobiling safety

Pre-season prep—Part 4: Your body

Doing some exercise in the fall will help you experience less fatigue, ride better and reduce the chance of injury on your first days of a new season.

by Matthew Mallory
A woman snowmobiler with an airbag inflated.
Snowmobiling safety

Pre-season prep—Part 3: Your gear

From your gloves to your transceiver, here are the things that you should be checking before the season arrives.

by Matthew Mallory
Mechanic working on a snowmobile.
Snowmobiling safety

Pre-season prep—Part 2: Your snowmobile

A DIY guide to performing a preseason snowmobile maintenance check.

by Matthew Mallory
A truck with a deck and two sleds.
Snowmobiling safety

Pre-season prep—Part 1: Your sled hauler

Get things ready in the fall and you’ll be prepared to safety hit the backcountry as soon as winter sets in.

by Matthew Mallory
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 person siting around a blazing fire.
Snowmobiling safety

Backcountry survival basics

Are you prepared to spend a night in the backcountry?

by Matthew Mallory
A guy on a black sled spinning on a sidehill.
Meet the Rider

Tom Cepek

Meet Tom Cepek, the European half of the West Coast Sledders.

by Matthew Mallory
A black and white photo of a guy hitting a wind lip on a sled.
Meet the Rider

Jonathan Jean

Jonathan Jean of the West Coast Sledders spends eight months of the year airing it out in the big mountains of Whistler, B.C.

by Matthew Mallory
A guy soaring though the air on a sled.
Meet the Rider

Russ Zee

This 20-year-old ripper from Ontario made his first visit to B.C. this season and he ended up scoring a part in the next Fourcast 3 sledding flick.

by Matthew Mallory
A brown haired man in a ball cap working on an engine.
Whistler, BC

Meet the mechanic: Adam Furlong

Head mechanic Adam Furlong tells us about wrenching for Route 99 Motorsports and Slednecks and why he chose his career path.

by Matthew Mallory
A youth sized snowmobile.
Gear

Phantom youth snowmobiles

Phantom Snowmobiles produce three sleds that are set up to introduce adolescent beginners through to trail-oriented intermediate and snocross.

by Matthew Mallory
A guy on a black sled busting through the pow.
Meet the Rider

Tom Walker

Tom Walker is one of those underground names in Whistler that most have never heard of but can toss around a sled like it’s nobodies' business.

by Matthew Mallory
A woman in red jacket on a black snowmobile.
SledLife

Sledding with the girls

Tips for snowmobiling with women from a mountain sledder's perspective.

by Matthew Mallory
A snowmobiler riding in the dark.
SledLife

Night moves

Sledding at night can be a rewarding experience but extra caution is needed when doing so

by Matthew Mallory
Photo of a guy sidehilling with a black sled.
SledLife, Whistler, BC

Eager to ride

The excitement builds as we all anticipate the opening day of the sledding season.

by Matthew Mallory
Photo of two snowmobilers riding down a steep mountain with lots of fresh snow.
Whistler, BC

Whistler: in a league of its own

The author sheds some light on the inner workings of Whistler’s underground snowmobiling scene

by Matthew Mallory