The sun shines on a hillside where a snowmobiler makes fresh tracks.
Nakusp, BC

What to do when it comes to caribou

Mark Aeichele, president of the Arrow Lakes Ridge Riders in Nakusp, B.C., voluntarily closed popular riding trails after spotting caribou tracks

by Kyle Born
Mark Aeichele stands next to his 2016 Polaris Axys in Kuskanax Valley.
Nakusp, BC

Nakusp, B.C.: A little gem in the mountains

The president of the Arrow Lakes Ridge Riders, Mark Aeichele, highlights his top snowmobiling recommendations in Nakusp, B.C.

by Kyle Born
A Yamaha SRX 400 sled.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1976 Yamaha 340 SRX

This week’s Old Sled comes from a recent post by Edson, Alberta's Calvin Robinson, on the enthusiast website Alberta Relic Riders

A snowmobile gets big air, leaving a powder trail in its wake.
Creston, BC

How to handle caribou, ENGOs and other obstacles on the trail

Josh Salzmann, president of Kokanee Country Snowmobile Club in Creston, B.C., discusses how the club secured a new land access permit

by Kyle Born
A Ski-Doo Elite, towing a cutter behind it.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1970’s Ski-Doo Elite and Cutter

From the vaults we find a nice little Ski-Doo Elite, spotted at the Cranbrook Vintage Ride and Poker Run in February

Group of sledders in a circle, with logo of the International Snowmobile Manufacturer's Association logo.
SnoRiders Insider

New Campaign to Celebrate Snowmobiling

The new North American “International Snowmobile Celebration” dealer event, happening on October 25-27, 2019, will celebrate the snowmobiling community

Brennan Boxall stands behind his black snowmobile, a 2014 Wahl Bros Champ.
Meet the Rider, Nipawin, SK

Tinkering away until race day is the best way to keep opponents at bay

Brennan Boxall, ice oval racer from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, modifies his sleds to podium-finishing results

by Kyle Born
Tim Tremblay
SnoRiders Insider

Tim Tremblay to retire from SnoCross

Tim leaves the sport having collected 17 wins and 90 podiums in national Snocross competition over the course of his career

Two John Deere Cyclone sleds sitting out in a field.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: John Deere Cyclones

John Deere began producing snowmobiles in 1971 - at the time, dealers were excited to have a product to service and sell during the quieter winter months

1977 John Deere Cyclone.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone – 1977 John Deere Cyclone and more

What has our vintage and classic sled friend, Sid Samek, been up to? Samek gives us an update.

Street scene in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan with Snowmobile Congress logo.
SnoRiders Insider

The 51st International Snowmobile Congress Just Around the Corner

The International Snowmobile Congress is held to learn about issues important to snowmobiling and how to keep our recreation the best it can be

This vintage wildcat, an Arctic Cat Panther, was found on display in a local farmer's field - part of an estate sale.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1972 Arctic Cat Panther 440

For all the performance features of the Panther 440, the crowning touch has to be the leopard print stripes on the seat

A classic Johnson snowmobile, Model 21, with view of mountains in background.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone—1970’s Johnson model 21

Here's another baby-blue classic Johnson snowmobile—model 21—produced by the Outboard Marine Corporation back in the 1970’s.

Ryan Thorley and others stand near an orange bamboo pole on a snow-covered mountain.
Whistler, BC

How to save your favourite snowmobile riding area

Ryan Thorley, leader of Save Sproatt in Whistler, B.C., has advice for individuals and clubs facing challenging public land use issues

by Kyle Born
A 1970’s Rupp 44 Sprint snowmobile.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1970’s Rupp 44 Sprint

Rupp, like many vintage snowmobiles, has a strong legacy in the snowmobile annals of history.

Lady sledder sitting on snowmobile.
SnoRiders Insider

From the BCSF Office: We Are Backcountry Stewards Not Users

The BC Snowmobile Federation is happy with the great turnouts at the recent Caribou Community Consultation meetings

by Donegal Wilson, Executive Director, BCSF
This black vintage snowmobile has red squares along the side with a white stripe underneath
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1976 Yamaha SRX 340 factory race sled

Calvin Robinson has a sweet-looking 1976 Yamaha SRX 340 factory race sled

José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP
SnoRiders Insider

BRP announces José Boisjoli now Chairman of the Board

José Boisjoli will succeed Laurent Beaudoin in the role, who has served as Chairman for the past 16 years

John Deere Liquifire 440, black and yellow in colour.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: 1980’s John Deere Liquifire

John Deere machines spent a relatively brief appearance on the competitive snowmobile scene back in late 1970's and early 1980's

Kris Peltzer is shown here riding an old Arctic Cat 440 complete with custom Mac Tools tool box strapped on the back of his machine.
Old Sled Zone

Old Sled Zone: Annual Poker Run and Vintage Ride in Cranbrook, B.C.

The Cranbrook Snowmobile Club held their annual Poker Run and Vintage Ride in February, attracting riders from as far away as Ontario and Saskatchewan.