Meet the Rider

One-on-one with Snowmobilers

See who is riding what and where. We speak to real riders from across Western Canada. From the mountains to the prairies, these are the guys and girls that are shredding it up week after week. Read a little bit about them and see why they choose to ride their Ski-doos, Polaris’s, Arctic Cats and Yamahas. You can also check out their photos and videos or share some of your own. E-mail us a photo/video with some details about you and your ride. Be sure to include the location and date the photo/video was taken.

Audun Klath stands next to his father, son and a truck and two snowmobiles.
Meet the Rider, Fort McMurray, AB

Snowmobiling is the glue that holds family bonds

Audun Klath of Fort McMurray, Alberta, returned to snowmobiling for the chance to reconnect with family members and build new, meaningful connections

by Kyle Born
Andrew McKenzie stands on top of his black snowmobile, holding up his hand with a skyline of mountains in the distance.
Meet the Rider, Shuswap, BC

This hotshot YouTuber knows how to KEEPER PINNED all sledding season long (and beyond)

Andrew McKenzie, popular YouTuber near Enderby, B.C., recommends hill climbing chutes in Hunters Range

by Kyle Born
Carl Kuster sits on a 2022 Ski-Doo Summit snowmobile on top of a snowy mountain.
Meet the Rider, Sicamous, BC

Catching up with Carl Kuster: Owner and guide at CKMP in Sicamous, B.C.

Carl Kuster, brand ambassador for Ski-Doo, loves guiding snowmobilers through CKMP in Sicamous, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Jessica Rainville poses on a green dirt bike with clouds and mountains in the distance.
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This Rad Rider doesn’t depend on the weather to kick up the mud (or ice)

Jessica Rainville, Rad Rider in Massey, Ontario, rides her dirt bikes 365 days a year

by Kyle Born
Melvin Garib smiles for the picture on a snowmobile trail going over a bridge with a snowmobiler behind him waving.
Meet the Rider, Vancouver Coast and Mountains, BC

This Rad Rider rides all the toys, all the time

Whatever the season, Melvin Garib is dedicated to family and powersports, including snowmobiles, ATVs, side-by-sides, Ski-Doos and boats

by Kyle Born
Alonzo Coby flies through the air in the mountains on a snowmobile.
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This Native American is ushering in a new age of snowmobiling to his tribe and the next generation

Alonzo Coby, Native American sledder in Fort Hall, Idaho, is introducing snowmobiling to his tribe, family and anyone else who wants to ride

by Kyle Born
Mitch Lepage stands on a 2016 Ski-Doo Freeride and Angie stands on a 2012 Ski-Doo Freeride for their wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C.
Meet the Rider, Saskatchewan

Wed-by-sled: The best snowmobile-themed weddings we’ve seen (so far)

For passionate sledders, there’s one sure way to stand out from the rest: A snowmobile-themed wedding

by Kyle Born
Mitch and Angie Lepage sit on a 2012 Ski-Doo Freeride for their wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C.
Meet the Rider, Valemount, BC

Wanna have a snowmobile-themed wedding? Here’s a bride who did it right

Mitch and Angie Lepage had a snowmobile-themed wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C., on March 10, 2018

by Kyle Born
Kadie McCallum wears a pink helmet with a green and black coat and rides a blue and green snowmobile through a snowstorm.
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Getting to know the rider behind the award-winning sled wrap: Kadie McCallum

Kadie McCallum, winner of SnoRiders’ 2020 Best Sled Wrap Contest, discusses the positive impact of her entirely customized blue and green 2018 Ski-Doo 850

by Kyle Born
A snowmobiler does a wheelie in the midst of a cloud of snow.
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Rad Rider Travis Alley: Snowmobiling social media influencer

Travis Alley lives the dream as a snowmobiling Instagrammer in Lake Tahoe, California

by Kyle Born
Herb Shaede accepts the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation award for Groomer of the Year.
Meet the Rider, Revelstoke, BC

This award-winning groomer has snowmobiled across Canada

Herb Shaede, award-winning groomer for the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, leaves trails smoother than a billiard tabletop

by Kyle Born
David Norona sits on his snowmobile, looking into the mountains in the distance.
Meet the Rider, Vancouver Coast and Mountains, BC

David Norona has mastered the power of positivity

David Norona, BCSF president’s award winner in Squamish, B.C., encourages snowmobilers to give of themselves

by Kyle Born
Brennan Boxall stands behind his black snowmobile, a 2014 Wahl Bros Champ.
Meet the Rider, Nipawin, SK

Tinkering away until race day is the best way to keep opponents at bay

Brennan Boxall, ice oval racer from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, modifies his sleds to podium-finishing results

by Kyle Born
Brett Turcotte rides a Polaris IQR 600.
Meet the Rider, British Columbia

The man, the myth, the legend: Snowmobiling gold-medalist Brett Turcotte

Brett Turcotte, snowmobiler and two-time X Games gold medalist, has overcome a near-death experience to bring death-defying feats to the masses

by Kyle Born
Meet the Rider, High Level, AB

Brenda Duval’s Hotshot of the month

SnoRiders catches up with the photo contest winner for the month of January 2018.

by Kirsten Armleder
A couple posing by their Polaris snowmobiles on Connell Ridge.
Meet the Rider, Cranbrook, BC

Hotshot of the month

Congratulations to Bernie Ogonoski of Cranbrook, B.C., on winning the SnoRiders Hotshots contest in December 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
Snowmobile riders line up at a starting line in blistering cold conditions
Meet the Rider, Manitoba

Looking back on a snowmobiling life lived well

Bill Hammond blazed a trail across Manitoba to pave the way for today’s generation of SnoRiders

by Kyle Born
Cindy Rougoor carves up the snow in McBride, B.C.
Meet the Rider, McBride, BC

Steven Cosnick’s hotshot of the month

SnoRiders catches up with the photo contest winner for the month of November 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
Kelly Martens from Thompson, Manitoba, received SnoMan Inc.’s 2017 Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year.
Meet the Rider, Thompson, MB

This is what it takes to be considered “outstanding”

Kelly Martens’ quarter century of volunteer work won him SnoMan Inc.’s 2017 Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year

by Kyle Born
Barry Malcolm rides a 1999 BR275 plus, pulling a 12- by 25-foot Mogul Master in Beausejour, Manitoba, for the Brokenhead Trailblazers.
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Barry Malcolm, an unsung hero, is recognized in Beausejour, Manitoba

Barry Malcolm acquired the 2017 Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations Excellence Award for his years of volunteer work grooming trails in Beaus

by Kyle Born