Trish Drinkle

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There is nothing that makes me happier in life than sharing my love of powersports with my four kids and husband. It is what makes my world go around.

Freeride snowmobiling in our Kootenay mountains would be at the top of my list of most loved activities. My husband, who is an amazing teacher, continually encourages me to "go bigger," constantly boosting my confidence and skill level. Drops and jumps are what keep me shredding that deep white awesomeness year after year.

Normally I would get bummed as summer approached, for my love of fresh pow was like an addiction, but all that changed in 2012—when I discovered single-track dirt biking! Although it's a combination of crash boom bam... oopsie, I'm getting it and feeling the same adrenalin-induced joy in the dirt as I feel in the snow.

As a director for the non-profit organization, the Betties Powersports Network (BPSN), I try hard to pay it back.The BPSN is a network dedicated to supporting women in powersports. Boosting the self esteem of women riders, and encouraging the development of skill is what we're all about. It is wonderful to be a part of such a proactive project.

Nature, horsepower, and my loved ones... I'm truly living the dream.

Trish Drinkle is also a Business Development representative for SnoRiders and RidersWest, as well as a Team member and a Westen Canada Sales Representative for Braap Films. 

Contact Trish Drinkle

The interior/showroom of BOS Motorsports.
SledLife, Alberta Central

BOS Motorsports: Rising from the ashes

BOS Motorsports is continually growing despite a fire that consumed the business within months of its inception.

by Trish Drinkle
Club News

Why the Provincial Membership Plan is the hottest topic in the B.C. sled scene

Here is an update on the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation’s Provincial Membership Plan and its status to date.

by Trish Drinkle
A man sitting on his snowmobile.
The Scoop

Simple snowmobile safety tips for the first ride of the season

You’re at the parking lot, ready to ride, but before you hit the trail for the first time this year, be sure to check these things off your list.

by Trish Drinkle
A mountain sledder carves fresh powder in the BC backcountry.
The Scoop

First ride of the snowmobiling season—how to make it a success

Here are six pre-season tips to help you make the most of your first adventures

by Trish Drinkle
Group of snowmobilers
The Scoop

Eleven simple mistakes that can ruin a good day of riding

Speaking from years of experience, Trish Drinkle presents 11 common mistakes of sledders and how to avoid them

by Trish Drinkle
Bret Rasmussen riding toward the camera with amazing mountain backdrop.
XRiders

Why Bret Rasmussen is the Professor of mountain sledding

His story, his technique and his take on the new 2017 Ski-Doo Rev Gen4 850.

by Trish Drinkle
Stephanie Schwartz sails away into the deep blue sky on her sled in Revelstoke.
Revelstoke, BC

The side of Revelstoke’s Stephanie Schwartz you’ve never seen

Stephanie Schwartz of Revelstoke, B.C., is one of today’s most skilled but underestimated female riders.

by Trish Drinkle
Brandon Barrett spreads his arms like an eagle as he soars over a huge jump.
Columbia Valley, BC

Deep in the trees and high in the sky

Brandon Barrett is a technical rider who’s also known around Radium Hot Springs for his huge air antics.

by Trish Drinkle
Sean Maxwell carves a steep line into a sidehill in Valemount.
Valemount, BC

Do you have an “I know Maxwell” shirt?

Meet Sean Maxwell, Valemount’s most well-known backcountry rider and the area’s unofficial ambassador for Ski-Doo.

by Trish Drinkle
The Scoop

Then and now: confessions of a mountain rider

Here are 11 confessions related to avalanche safety, winter survival and backcountry preparedness from B.C. sledder Trish Drinkle.

by Trish Drinkle
A STARS helicopter with a snowmobile in the foreground.
Snowmobiling safety, West Central Saskatchewan

STARS and SaskSnow partner together to encourage safety

STARS and SaskSnow team up and focus on safety

by Trish Drinkle
Boondockers twelve cover.
Gear

Boondockers Twelve

First peak at Boondockers 12

by Trish Drinkle
The CMX Snow Bike's unique dual front skis allow for better handling and flotation when you need it most.
Gear

CMX snow bikes

by Trish Drinkle
Brian Nelson and his USXC race crew
Northwest Minnesota

Winnipeg to Willmar I-500 cross-country race

The USXC I-500 is a bucket-list kind of experience for many riders

by Trish Drinkle
Top Secret Shop's Brandon Micku whipping it on a fine bluebird day
Gear

Top Secret? Or top quality and attention to detail

The Top Secret Shop has been producing and marketing products for over 30 years

by Trish Drinkle
Mitch Lesbo getting air
SledLife

An everyday Joe who films those as addicted to the sport as he is

Joe Gill started High Country Octane Productions in 2005

by Trish Drinkle
A rider getting some air on an Arctic Cat HCR
Sled Tech

How to choose the right sled for your ride

What's your style? Trail, mountain, crossover, powder or hill climbing?

by Trish Drinkle
Alyssa Berard doubling Chris Brown
Snowmobiling safety

How to stay safe while carrying a passenger

One of the joys of snowmobiling is being able to enjoy the sport with others who may not have their own sleds.

by Trish Drinkle