Dean Ingram is the first Hotshots winner of the season

Here's our Q&A with Dean Ingram, winner of the Hotshot contest for the month of September 2015

by Kirsten Armleder

A snowmobiler jumping with the sunset in the background.
A good end to a great day of sledding near Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Dean Ingram photo

Congratulations to Dean Ingram from Edgewater, B.C., for winning our Hotshots contest in September. Thanks to our sponsor, SPOT LLC., we were able to send him a Gen3 Satellite Messenger.

That means our Hotshot contest is fired up and ready for the 2015-2016 snowmobiling season and we’ve got some great prizes lined up. This month, we’re giving away an Avalanche Companion Rescue Course from Trigger Point Avalanche Training. To enter, simply go to our Hotshots page and upload your best snowmobiling photo. With our website’s new, mobile-friendly design, you can easily upload a photo right from on your smartphone or tablet.

But first, here is our Q&A with Ingram:

How and when did you get into sledding?

I got into sledding about six years ago because I was into backcountry skiing and wanted to get first tracks in fresh powder.

What’s your ride?

I ride a 2015 Ski-Doo 800.

Where do you mainly ride?

I do most of my riding in the Radium Hot Springs and Golden area (of B.C.).

What’s the terrain like?

There is something for every type of sledder: tree riding, glacier riding, hills and chutes.

What’s your favourite?

My favourite kind of riding is glacier riding and trees.

What is your favourite sledding movie?

My favourite sledding movie probably is Two Stroke Cold Smoke.

Besides avvy gear, what is your No. 1 must-have for sledding?

My must-have for sledding are my downhill skis.

If you could go sledding anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

If I could go anywhere in the world to sled, it would probably be Alaska because of the vast terrain, and you can ride forever.

Tell us more about the day you took this photo.

The day I took this photo we rode all day long, and we had to stop and wait for the sunset for about two hours to get this particular shot in the sunset.

What non-motorized sport are you good at?

The best non-motorized sport I’m good at is downhill skiing. 

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