Stories

Cherry red 1965 Moto-Ski sled.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting—1965 Moto-Ski 100K (Mint condition)

Moto-Ski's continue to be a popular collector sled for vintage snowmobile enthusiasts.

Cindy Rougoor carves up the snow in McBride, B.C.
Meet the Rider, McBride, BC

Steven Cosnick’s hotshot of the month

SnoRiders catches up with the photo contest winner for the month of November 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
Andrew Munster on his sled in a shop.
SledLife, Whistler, BC

Andrew Munster: The savvy scientist of sledding

Andrew Munster is a Whistler-based inventor, filmmaker and businessman whose passion fuels his progression.

by Matthew Mallory
Group of snowmobilers talking to each other.
SnoRiders Insider

Snowmobiling is good for your health — and for beating the winter blues

Snowmobiling is one good way to achieve better physical conditioning that keeps people healthier and helps prevent chronic health conditions.

by Dennis Burns, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO)
Kelly Martens from Thompson, Manitoba, received SnoMan Inc.’s 2017 Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year.
Meet the Rider, Thompson, MB

This is what it takes to be considered “outstanding”

Kelly Martens’ quarter century of volunteer work won him SnoMan Inc.’s 2017 Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year

by Kyle Born
Jennifer Coulter and Pika, her Belgian Malinois
Snowmobiling safety, Fernie, BC

Avalanches, a field technician and a dog named Pika

Jennifer Coulter, Avalanche Canada’s lead field technician, offers up a myriad of ways to stay alive while backcountry sledding

by Kyle Born
Line-up of snowmobiles in indoor arena.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: over 100 vintage snowmobiles on display at Vermilion Snowmobile Expo

The 6th Annual Vermilion Snowmobile Expo in Alberta was a huge success, with over 100 sleds on display.

Panorama picture of sled in foreground with blue skies and mountains in background.
SnoRiders Insider

Backcountry Ascender – updating services for 2017-2018 season

The objective of the program is to help disseminate knowledge and improve avalanche awareness and education for all snowmobilers.

by Ed Klim, President, International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
Erik Foster's son, Kaine, is wearing a chest protector and helmet.
Snowmobiling safety

Protecting yourself and being prepared

Erik Foster of Colonsay Fire and Rescue encourages sledders to protect their heads and chests and to be skilled in first aid.

by Karen Kornelsen
1979 Yamaha Enticer.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: 1979 Yamaha Enticer (on the snow)

John Dyer, from Edmonton, is definitely putting the fun back into snowmobiling and preserving some great history too.

SledLife

Balancing powder and parenthood

How do you balance work, fun and family if you are a passionate snowmobiler?

by Trish Drinkle
Brandon Wisener and Riley Suhan.
Ride On!

How to get sponsored in snowmobiling

What companies look for in a brand ambassador or sponsored rider and what it means to be one.

by Kirsten Armleder
Group photo of Team 68, Tucker Hibbert's team.
SnoRiders Insider

Hibbert in top form sweeping the first Snocross event of the 2017/2018 season

Hibbert cinched two first place finishes at 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross season opener in Duluth, Minnesota.

Snowmobiling safety

What you need to drive a snowmobile in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

The rules, regulations and snowmobile licence information for each province in Western Canada.

Tucker Hibbert on his snowmobile.
SnoRiders Insider

Hibbert enters 18th professional Snocross season determined to reclaim national title

Hibbert, a 10-time national champion in the series, is determined to reclaim the title after finishing third in last year’s year-end points championship.

A vintage Yamaha Enticer sitting in a backyard.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Sighting: 1970’s Yamaha Enticer—power and performance

The successful Yamaha Enticer series was known for their high speed performance capabilities - the original muscle sled.

Reagan Sieg sending his Timbersled snow bike over a jump in the mountains.
Snowbike

Tips from pro Timbersled snow bike rider Reagan Sieg

Here are some tips for dirt bike riders who are transitioning to a snow bike.

by Trish Drinkle
A snowmobiler on a yellow snowmobile.
SnoRiders Insider

International Snowmobile Safety Week: January 20-28, 2018

Many groups highlight safety week by holding various snowmobile safety training programs.

A snow biker plays in the trees.
Snowbike

From dirt biker to snow biker

More people than ever before are entering the world of snow bikes and winter recreation.

by Trish Drinkle
Showgoers walking the red carpet at the Edmonton Snow Show.
SledLife, Alberta

5 things you missed at the Alberta Snowmobile & Powersports Show

The Edmonton Snow Show is a grand gathering of new products and like minded people.

by Kirsten Armleder