XRiders

Get in touch with your inner daredevil—allow us to introduce you to sledding XRiders

If you're looking for an adrenalin fix, then you've come to the right place. This section of SnoRiders is devoted to those who push the limits of snowmobiling. We feature everything from freestyle and snocross action to extreme backcountry sledding, including race reports, event coverage, XRider personality profiles and other Xtreme snowmobiling news.

Brock Hoyer taking the gold medal at first ever snow bike race at Winter X Games.
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Western Canadians bring home medals from 2017 Winter X Games

Brock Hoyer, Cody Matechuk and Brett Turcotte are bringing home medals from the 2017 Winter X Games.

by Kirsten Armleder
Daniel Bodin, double snowmobile backflip.
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Daniel Bodin lands world’s first double backflip on a snowmobile

Daniel Bodin has beaten his freestyle rivals Colten Moore and Heath Frisby to the first successful double backflip in history on a custom built sled.

Chris Brown on a bluebird day in Whistler.
XRiders, Whistler, BC

Chris Brown, Polaris and his plans for winter 2017

SnoRiders catches up with big mountain freerider Chris Brown from Whistler, B.C.

by Kirsten Armleder
Bret Rasmussen riding toward the camera with amazing mountain backdrop.
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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
XRiders, Revelstoke, BC

It’s take-off time for Morgan Gamache

One winter in Revelstoke, B.C., and Morgan Gamache has made a grand re-entry into the sled scene.

by Kirsten Armleder
Reagan Sieg on a snowbike.
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Video: Trax “The Evolution of the Snowbikes” film teaser

This new video from director Jaya Lange documents the evolution of snowbikes in North America.

by Kirsten Armleder
Taylor Fisk from MotoFist rides his sled across the water.
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The best way to sled all summer

When the weather turns warm, Taylor Fisk, creative director for MotorFist, brings out his water skipping snowmobile.

by Trish Drinkle
Ronnie Renner looking into sunset on a Timbersled snowbike
XRiders, British Columbia

Video: Ronnie Renner on Timbersled snowbikes

See American freestyle motocrosser Ronnie Renner ride Timbersled snowbikes with Reagan Sieg and Brock Hoyer.

by Kirsten Armleder
Morgan Gamache on a yellow Ski-Doo charging through Silver Star Ski Resort.
XRiders, Thompson Okanagan, BC

2015 Canadian Hillclimb Championships event recap

Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon, B.C., was the location for the 2015 Canadian Hillclimb Championships on April 10 to 12.

by Kirsten Armleder
A young woman sitting on a snowmobile at the snow drags.
XRiders, Alberta Central

A life in the fast lane for Jennifer O’Connor

Jennifer O'Connor is a snowmobile drag racer from Leduc, Alberta, who is sponsored by the Arctic Cat factory race team.

by Kirsten Armleder
Two snowmobile racers neck and neck.
XRiders

What it’s like to race Cain’s Quest

Cain's Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race

by Kirsten Armleder
Bradbury launching a jump in Kitchener, ON
XRiders

Determination and commitment 4,200 kilometres from home

Brandon Bradbury, from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, drove 4,200 kilometres so he could race snowcross.

by Shelby Mahon
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Sledding off an 800-foot cliff

SnoRiders catches up with the man who paid tribute to the late, great skiing legend Shane McConkey by BASE jumping his sled from a cliff in Fernie

by Kirsten Armleder
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The Cain’s Quest experience

A take on entering the Cain’s Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race

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Off to the races

Helmetlight, Inc has teamed up with the Iron Dog snowmobile race to help get the 2011 Irondog ambassador team from Big Lake to Fairbanks, Alaska.

XRiders

No Cain, no gain

On March 12, 2011, in Labrador City, Newfoundland & Labrador, Cain’s Quest racers hailing from all over Canada and the United States will start their snowmobiles and race to the finish.

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Amateur filmmaker keeps camera rolling

Sheldon Kelly, an avid sledder from Cranbrook is now turning his passion into films.

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Ride the white slopes

Toby Creek Adventures, near Panorama, B.C. offers snowmobile, ATV and dog sledding for visitors and writers alike.

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