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Snowmobilers are in it for the long haul

When Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented the snowmobile in 1935, he created not only a sport, but a lifestyle that hundreds of thousands of people across Canada enjoy to this day. Together, they form a passionate community of likeminded individuals who gather for all kinds of reasons—from weekend rides to charity events and poker runs—but mainly to enjoy the Sled Life they love. Here, we celebrate the spirit and culture of snowmobiling with feature articles, adventure stories and general news.

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Carving a timeline of snowmobile history

From past to present, SnoRiders takes a look at the inventions that shaped the sport of snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler looks out across the mountains in Fernie, B.C.
SledLife, Manitoba

Snowmobiling and social distancing: Be smart and safe

The Fernie and District Search and Rescue have some wise words regarding backcountry use amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

by Kyle Born
Backcountry snow biking in Valemount B.C.
SledLife

10 gnarly pics and vids of snow bikes in action (plus two wacky snowmobiles)

Check out these groovy shots of rad riders on their snow bikes

A row of snowmobile riders pose for a photo on a snowy hill.
SledLife, British Columbia

Funding available now for ORV trail maintenance and safety programs in B.C.

The total available funding in 2020 is $200,000. Requests for funding from $1,000 to $20,000 will be considered

A man stands on the top of an ice sculpture igloo built on the top of a mountain with friends and their snowmobiles in front of the monument.
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The Top 10 SnoRiders stories of 2019

These are the 10 most popular SnoRiders articles of 2019

by Kyle Born
Banner Recreation & Marine’s interior showcases the store’s clothing and accessories.
SledLife, British Columbia

What does a day in the life of a snowmobile dealer look like?

Derek Bannister, owner of Banner Recreation & Marine in Golden, B.C., is a treasure trove of knowledge for aspiring snowmobile dealers

by Kyle Born
The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather map of Canada for winter 2019-2020.
SledLife, Manitoba

The Old Farmer’s Almanac releases forecast for winter

The forecast for winter 2018-2019 looks splendid in the prairies and chilly in southern B.C., according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 13: Snowmobiler Ethics

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

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 12: Trailering Snowmobiles

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

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 11: Locating Winter Riding Areas for Snowmobiling

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

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 10: Snowmobile Clubs & Associations

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

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 9: Snowmobile Apparel

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

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 8: Snowmobile Preparation

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

by Kyle Born
Before he passed away, Rene St. Onge was deliberate in his approach to enjoying life to the fullest.
SledLife, Sicamous, BC

Tribute to Rene St. Onge

Rene St. Onge, member of the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club in Sicamous, passed away on December 9, 2018, in a tragic snowmobiling accident

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 7: The Importance of Staying on Trails While Snowmobiling

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

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders! Chapter 6: Hand Signals When Snowmobiling on Trails

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

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
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Safe Riders Chapter 5: Snowmobile Operation

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

by Kyle Born
Lorne Larson takes the family out for a vintage ride and wiener roast in Lloydminster, Alberta.
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Hankerin’ for munchies: these are the best snacks to eat while sledding

Of all the meals, snacks and munchies to eat on the snowmobile trail, these are the most popular across Western Canada

by Kyle Born
Courtney Fender is a fervent snowmobile drag racer.
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Snowmobile drag racing + bikinis = fun for everyone

Courtney Fender, snowmobile drag racer extraordinaire in East Jordan, Michigan, can’t get enough of the sport’s breakneck action

by Kyle Born