young child riding a sled

Alberta Hotshot photo

This adventurous nine-year-old jumps with his stock 1981 Yamaha ET250 out at Grandpa’s acreage near Langdon, Alberta.
Morgan Nelson (on right) has a laugh with friend Rachael Kiland at the Barrhead Rally last winter.
Alberta Central

Edson’s tiny teenager is carving thick tracks

Morgan Nelson won the ASA Excellence Award for Outstanding Youth Contribution Towards the Continued Development of Family Snowmobiling

by Kyle Born
“I spend just as much time in the garage as I do riding,” said Greg Barry. “It isn’t even work for me because I love it so much.”

Tinkering with turbo in Fox Creek, Alberta

Greg Barry, Northland Sno-Goers club member in Fox Creek, Alberta, modifies and customizes sleds to go turbo

by Kyle Born
The Kiland family won the Alberta Snowmobile Association (ASA) Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Family; (L to R) Ava, Mitch, Maleah, Rachel and Joyce.
Alberta Central

The key to getting kids hooked on snowmobiling: hooky

Mitch Kiland, ASA Excellence Award winner for Outstanding Snowmobile Family in Edson, Alberta, has extended his love of sledding with his family

by Kyle Born
Bighorn area.
SnoRiders Insider, Alberta

“Bighorn Park – It’s time to act. Please Share” — says Alberta riders

Several Alberta-based motorsports dealerships, riding groups and organizations are expressing concern over the current Bighorn Public Land Use Area proposal

Larson’s 1972 Chaparral Freebird SSX Grass-Pro 650-cc Factory Grass Drag Sled is No. 28 of 35 ever built.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1972 Chaparral Freebird SSX Grass-Pro 650 cc

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1972 Chaparral Freebird SSX Grass-Pro 650 cc

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Jason Woods, advertising consultant for SnoRiders magazine, and Samantha Ranger represented SnoRiders at our booth at the Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show in Edmonton, Alberta.
SledLife, Alberta Central

SnoRiders photo essay of the 2018 annual Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show

See a collection of exceptional photos from the 2018 annual Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers check terrain for risky conditions
SledLife, Manitoba

Safe Riders! Chapter 1: The Snowmobile Lifestyle

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has released a 13-chapter video series on YouTube about snowmobiling and safety

by Kyle Born
The 1967 Larson Eagle JLO 247 cc is an oddball—and Larson loves it.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1967 Larson Eagle JLO 247 cc

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1967 Larson Eagle JLO 247 cc

by Kyle Born
Larson’s favourite sled is his 1967 Johnson Skee Horse 20-inch track.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1967 Johnson Skee Horse

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1967 Johnson Skee Horse

by Kyle Born
Some of Larson's Yamaha's are on display in Lorne's Vintage Sleds
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1982 Yamaha SRX

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1982 Yamaha SRX

by Kyle Born
Snowmobiling trails in Swan Hills, Alberta.
Swan Hills, AB

Swan Hills Snowmobile Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the ASA Jamboree

In addition to hosting the annual Alberta Snowmobile Association Jamboree, the Swan Hills Snow Goers is celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary.

by Zoë Dupley
(L to R) Lorne Larson and Valdy Stephonson, president of America Vintage Snowmobile Association, pose with a 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master, which got kiboshed because the public didn’t like the name.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers on the trails near Swan Hills, Alberta.
Swan Hills, AB

Snowmobiling in Swan Hills, Alberta

Don Kelm, who runs Wilderness Playground Tours in Swan Hills, Alberta, shares with us his best day ever.

by Zoë Dupley
(L to R) Lorne Larson and Valdy Stephonson, president of the America Vintage Snowmobile Association, pose with a 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master, which got kiboshed because the public didn’t like the name.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

The owner of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds has “a crazy passion for old sleds”

Lorne Larson, owner of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, has a snowmobile collection of 140 classic sleds on display

by Kyle Born
Chris Rourke poses on his snowmobile in front of a warm-up shelter
Cold Lake, AB

The strongest bond between father and son rests on a cold lake

Chris Rourke, Cold Lake Snowmobile Club member, had his best day ever while reintroducing his dad to snowmobiling

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Leo Zelinski, Jim McGrath, Duane Farrar and Daryl Zelinski celebrate their best day ever in Whitecourt.
Whitecourt, AB

Leo Zelinski is 76 years old and still blazing trails in Whitecourt

Leo Zelinski, 76-year-old co-founder of the Whitecourt Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, had his best day ever as a senior sledder

by Kyle Born
The Old Farmer's Almanac weather map of Canada for winter 2018-2019.
SledLife, Manitoba

The Old Farmer’s Almanac releases forecast for winter 2018-2019

The forecast for winter 2018-2019 looks wonderfully white across Western Canada, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac

by Kyle Born
Kelsey Poelt rides a pink snowmobile on the first day of spring.
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Climb the Castle near Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Kelsey Poelt, president of the Crow Snow Riders in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, had her best day of snowmobiling on Middle Kootenay Pass

by Kyle Born
Meet the Rider, High Level, AB

Brenda Duval’s Hotshot of the month

SnoRiders catches up with the photo contest winner for the month of January 2018.

by Kirsten Armleder
A gorgeous mountain view of the South Rockies in Crowsnest Pass.
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Crowsnest Pass is Alberta’s top SledTown for 2018

Snowmobilers in Crowsnest Pass take pride in their riding opportunities and it shows

by Kirsten Armleder