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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.

(L to R) BCSF president Richard Cronier, WVSS VP Rob Chemelli, WVSS secretary Melody Chemelli, WVSS president Gary Prosser, WVSS treasurer Rob McSheffrey and BCSF executive director Donegal Wilson.
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How to run a successful snowmobile club

Gary Prosser, president of the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., offers advice about how to operate a snowmobile club

by Kyle Born
The Old Farmer's Almanac weather map of Canada for winter 2018-2019.
SledLife, Manitoba

The Old Farmer’s Almanac releases forecast for winter 2018-2019

The forecast for winter 2018-2019 looks wonderfully white across Western Canada, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac

by Kyle Born
Brennan Boxall surges toward the camera in an ice oval race.
SledLife, Nipawin, SK

Keith Boxall’s legacy, through the eyes of his youngest son

Catching the race bug when he was three, Brennan Boxall, 29, carries on a family legacy of left turns.

by Kirsten Armleder
Adorable Lego snowmobile
SledLife, Cranbrook, BC

LEGO snowmobile FTW!

Snowmobiles need better toy representations, so I created a magnificent machine with Lego bricks

by Kyle Born
Ryan Thorley busting through the pow in Whistler, B.C.
SledLife, Whistler, BC

Passion and perseverance push Ryan Thorley to rally for the local sled community

A solid rider and diehard from Whistler, B.C., Ryan Thorley is taking the reins in trying to secure snowmobiling in an area that might be getting closed down.

by Matthew Mallory
Kim Onasch on her camel.
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The wild and unique side of superstar snowmobilers

Digging deeper into the lives of some superstar snowmobilers, we discover personalities and passions that surprise and delight.

by Trish Drinkle
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SnoRiders’ 10 most-read snowmobile stories of 2017

From weather predictions to the latest technology from Timbersled, here are the 10 most popular stories on SnoRiders website in 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
Andrew Munster on his sled in a shop.
SledLife, Whistler, BC

Andrew Munster: The savvy scientist of sledding

Andrew Munster is a Whistler-based inventor, filmmaker and businessman whose passion fuels his progression.

by Matthew Mallory
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Balancing powder and parenthood

How do you balance work, fun and family if you are a passionate snowmobiler?

by Trish Drinkle
Showgoers walking the red carpet at the Edmonton Snow Show.
SledLife, Alberta

5 things you missed at the Alberta Snowmobile & Powersports Show

The Edmonton Snow Show is a grand gathering of new products and like minded people.

by Kirsten Armleder
Volunteers with the Mission Ride of Prairie Women on Snowmobiles are lined up with two large imitation donation cheques in front of them.
SledLife, Saskatchewan

Riding across Saskatchewan for a cure

The 2018 Mission Ride takes place in February and will see 10 women ride over 1,400 kilometres across the province to raise awareness and funds for research

by Karen Kornelsen
Cover photo for SnoRiders Fall 2017 magazine.
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Front cover news

The story behind the SnoRiders Fall 2017 cover photo by Boosted Imagery.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Good news for snowmobilers from AccuWeather’s 2017-2018 winter forecast

Snowstorms to frequent Ontario, Quebec; Dangerously cold air to grip the Prairies; and Early snow in Western Canada

The interior/showroom of BOS Motorsports.
SledLife, Alberta Central

BOS Motorsports: Rising from the ashes

BOS Motorsports is continually growing despite a fire that consumed the business within months of its inception.

by Trish Drinkle
Sean Maxwell on his Ski-Doo in Valemount.
SledLife, Valemount, BC

Behind Boosted Imagery

Camera-wielding Danny Roberts puts the Valemount shred scene in sharp focus.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Get to know our Best Sled Wrap finalists

Top contestants share sledding stories and the inspiration behind their snowmobile wrap designs.

by Kirsten Armleder
Kelsey Elliott carving a steep downhill descent.
SledLife, Sicamous, BC

Kelsey Elliott: Fully immersed in the sled life

For Kelsey Elliott of Salmon Arm, B.C., snowmobiling is all things—her passion, therapy and the ultimate career path.

by Matthew Mallory
A green, blue and yellow sled wrap on a Ski-Doo.
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2017 Best Sled Wrap Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Scott of Salmon Arm, B.C. on winning the 2017 Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Weather predictions for the 2017-2018 snowmobiling season in Western Canada

The Old Farmer’s Almanac - Canadian Edition is out, and here’s the weather prediction for winter 2017-2018.

by Kirsten Armleder
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Best Sled Wrap Contest—The 6 Finalists

After 948 votes were cast, we’ve whittled 60 wraps down to the remaining six. Now, we're asking you, the reader, to decide who has the best snowmobile

by Kirsten Armleder