Our 2019 SledTown ShowDown was the most competitive and tight contest yet. Tumbler Ridge, B.C,. was crowned the champion along with the three provincial winners. Discover the joys of quadding all year long by attaching tracks to your ATV in winter. In this issue we also cover Blair Morgan’s latest gig on a snow bike, and we showcase new tools from Avalanche Canada you’ll want to have: an updated app and the DIY Dangerator.
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In this issue, our cover story features Hannah Dehoog, a machinery wunderkind who is equally comfortable on a snowmobile or a motorbike--not to mention the feller buncher she operates for her day job. Plus we look at the new technology behind the hoverbike, and we preview the 2019 World Jet Boat Championships. Finally, check out some of the best snowmobiling trails in Western Canada, and don’t forget to vote in the SledTown ShowDown finals!
If you’re not already stoked for this coming winter, read the stories of 12 sledheads describing their best day E-V-E-R of hitting the pow. And will it be a snowy one? Find out the forecast by The Old Farmer’s Almanac. In this issue, we also present our 20th Annual Rider’s Choice Awards list. And don’t forget that October 15, 2018 begins voting for our infamous Sledtown ShowDown competition. We’ve got the list of destinations pitting against each other. Now are you ready for winter?
Our cover story in this issue looks at our 2018 SledTown ShowDown overall winner: McBride, B.C., where it took more than a village to win the coveted trophy. Also meet the provincial SledTown winners: Crowsnest Pass in Alberta, Carrot River/Arborfield in Saskatchewan and Powerview-Pine Falls in Manitoba, all small communities with vast riding areas. And meet Brennan Boxall, who carries on his late father’s racing legacy; Blair Morgan, an injured athlete who has returned to racing in adaptive snow bike-cross; Jerry Bens, who records his ATVing adventures on YouTuibe; and Patrick Ryan, who crossed Newfoundland by ATV and tells us all about it on his blog.
Welcome to our Trail Map issue, in which avid snowmobilers can search out the sweet spots in Western Canada. Plus, we present a guide to the 2017-2018 snow bike kits. As well, we offer a feature story on Danny Roberts, the man behind Boosted Imagery, and showcase one of his fabulous photos. Our cover story looks at three dads and how they balance their passion for snowmobiling with the demands of family life. Safety tips and ATVing adventures are found in this issue as well. Finally, read all about Cain’s Quest, a snowmobile endurance race that starts in Labrador City, Newfoundland, and the Teen Challenge Sled for Eternity events coming up in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.