Hotshot of the month

Michelle Dumaresq was the winner of our Hotshots contest for the month of February 2016

by Kirsten Armleder

Shot in a blaze of glory. The golden halo of sun setting over Michelle Dumaresq and her sled makes this spectacular photo especially prize worthy. Brian Reeves photo

Choosing a winner for our Hotshots contest is never easy, but last month, it was exceptionally difficult. More than 40 photos came in from snowmobilers in Canada and the United States.

After much deliberation, our judges finally settled on one that was sent in by Michelle Dumaresq of Kamloops, B.C. It was taken at Crowfoot Mountain by Brian Reeves.

The prize? A new Craze Jacket, Bibs and Gloves set from Divas SnowGear (DSG). A big thank you to DSG for sponsoring the contest in February 2016! Also, thank you to everyone who entered.

To see what we are giving away this month and to enter the contest, visit the Hotshots page. But first, here is our Q&A with Dumaresq:

What do you ride?

I ride a 2015 Ski-Doo Summit T3 163 and her name is L.B.A.S. (long, black and sexy).

Who or what got you into the sport?

My dad got me into sledding about 30 years ago. It was all trail riding on logging roads back then. I bought my first mountain sled 10 years ago. What keeps me in the sport is all the incredible people that I meet, and the constant learning.

Where do you normally ride?

Crowfoot Mountain in Celista, B.C., is my home mountain, but I ride all over the place—Revy, Sicamous, Clearwater and Valemount.

If you could take your sled and ride anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I’d take a whole year and ride everywhere. I’d visit all my American friends and ride in their zones. I’d ride Russia, Japan, Sweden and then I’d go to South America and ride there, too. Endless winter.

How do you spend your summers?

Riding moto, mountain biking and floating on our lake.

Tell us about the day this photo was taken.

This was right at the end of another awesome day as the sun was setting. It was a low light day until the sun poked through. Every day on the mountain is a good day. 

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