SledTown ShowDown 2019 coming soon

Which sledding destination will reign supreme in 2019?

A woman rides a snowmobile through McBride, B.C.
McBride, B.C., won SledTown ShowDown last year. Photo courtesy Steven Cosnick

It’s that time of year again . . . winter is just around the corner. You know what that means, right? Everyone’s favourite snowmobile competition has returned—it’s time for SnoRiders’ annual SledTown ShowDown!

Loranne Martin, mayor of McBride, B.C., displays new signage downtown to promote the city’s 2018 SledTown ShowDown victory.
Loranne Martin, mayor of McBride, B.C., displays new signage downtown to promote the city’s 2018 SledTown ShowDown victory. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Goat News

Last year, McBride, B.C., took home the prestigious distinction of being declared SnoRiders’ 2018 SledTown ShowDown Champion. As you can see from the photo above, Mayor Loranne Martin and the rest of McBride embraced the accolade by integrating SledTown Champion posters into their downtown marketing.

Could your favourite snowmobiling destination be next to bask in the praise of sledders across Western Canada? You gotta vote to make it happen.

2019 marks our fifth annual SledTown ShowDown contest. Starting October 15, 2018, we’ll be pitting 64 top snowmobiling destinations across Western Canada against each other. As the weeks pass, the destinations are whittled down. Come January 1st, the town left standing in the final round will be crowned the 2019 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada. A trophy, bragging rights and advertising with SnoRiders ensue.

SledTown 2019 BRACKETS:


  • Revelstoke vs. Radium Hot Springs
  • Kelowna vs. Prince George
  • Golden vs. Tumbler Ridge
  • Fernie vs. Blue River
  • Valemount vs. Cranbrook
  • Whistler vs. Merritt (Coquihalla)
  • MacKenzie vs. Smithers
  • McBride vs. Sicamous


  • Fort McMurray vs. Fox Creek
  • Whitecourt vs. Swan Hills
  • Crowsnest Pass vs. Calgary (Cataract Creek)
  • Athabasca vs. High Level
  • Barrhead vs. Lac La Biche
  • Rocky Mountain House vs. Cold Lake
  • Edson vs. Grande Prairie
  • Bonnyville vs. Westlock


  • Hudson Bay vs. Chitek Lake
  • Nipawin vs. Porcupine Plain
  • Yorkton vs. Big River
  • Duck Mountain Provincial Park vs. Archerwill
  • Prince Albert  vs. Carrot River/Arborfield
  • Kelvington vs. Melfort
  • Tisdale vs. North Battleford
  • Fort Qu’Appelle vs. La Ronge


  • Whiteshell Provincial  Park vs. Woodridge & Area
  • Beausejour vs. Powerview-Pine Falls
  • Swan Valley vs. Gimli
  • The Pas vs. Flin Flon
  • Lee River vs. Brandon
  • Lac du Bonnet vs. Parkland
  • Dauphin & District vs. Interlake
  • Thompson vs. Pinawa

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