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.

A man wearing red and black proposes to a woman wearing blue on a snowy trail next to snowmobiles.
Meet the Rider, Saskatoon, SK

Mud or snow, Nisbet Forest is the place to go

Erin Kosowan, Rad Rider in Saskatoon, cruises through Saskatchewan on quads, snowmobiles, and crazy carpets

by Kyle Born
Chantelle Bourgeau sits inside of a black car. She has long brown hair and wears all black.
Meet the Rider, Fort St. John, BC

Adapt or die: She-Riderz borne from creator’s baptism by fire sledding experience

Chantelle Bourgeau, creator of She-Riderz, a sled feature page for female riders, is inspiring sledders to push their limits

by Kyle Born
Cassandra Mainville wears a pink jacket and sits on a blue snow bike in a snowy forest.
Meet the Rider, Saskatoon, SK

Social media stars Kyle and Cassandra Mainville chronicle their powersports escapades

Kyle and Cassandra Mainville, owners of Mainville ATV and Outdoors in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, record and photograph their most epic powersports adventures

by Kyle Born
Denny and Chris Steigerwald stand on a cabin balcony in front of a sign that says Welcome to our wedding: Chris and Denny, Two Top Mountain, Idaho.
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Delayed but not defeated: Chilly conditions break way for this idyllic snowmobile wedding

Denny and Chris Steigerwald held their snowmobile-themed wedding ceremony at Idaho Park’s Two Top Mountain

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
Alysha “Axxe” Vlahovich smiles next to her green Kawasaki dirt bike.
Meet the Rider, Cranbrook, BC

Disability can’t restrain this axe swinging, derby pounding, dirt bike jumping, snowmobile rescuer

Alysha “Axxe” Vlahovich encourages everyone to let their soul shine through the mystical power of motorsports

by Kyle Born
Genevieve Byl wears a blue jacket and a black toque out in the snowy mountains.
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This Braap Babe has no trouble keeping up with the big boys

Genevieve Byl, sales and store manager at Trailblazn' Power Ltd. in Dawson Creek, B.C., is spreading her infectious love of snowmobiling throughout the province

by Kyle Born
Angel Sterling rides a 2020 Polaris Khaos on the top of a snowy mountain.
Meet the Rider, British Columbia

This Backcountry Barbie is a snow Angel

Angel Sterling doesn’t necessarily fit the Barbie profile in terms of personality, but she certainly fits the mould when it comes to being photogenic

by Kyle Born
A man and little girl ride a black snowmobile on the plains in Manitoba.
Meet the Rider, Manitoba

What is it like to be a powersports dealer?

Dan Militere, sales manager for Throttle Connection in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has carved out a trail in life that allows him to test out the latest powersports

by Kyle Born
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 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