Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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Titan Airflow snowmobile helmet in blue, green and black.
Gear

2018 CKX Titan Airflow helmet

Designed for backcountry riders, the Airflow is a new and improved version of the unique Titan helmet that CKX launched last year.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

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
Giant Loop's Fender Bag.
Gear

Giant Loop Fender Bag for snow bikers

Giant Loop's new Fender Bag is waterproof, durable and great for carrying a few extra items on your snow bike.

by Kirsten Armleder
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
Brandon Wisener and Riley Suhan.
Ride On!

How to get sponsored in snowmobiling

What companies look for in a brand ambassador or sponsored rider and what it means to be one.

by Kirsten Armleder
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
Gear

Best-selling snowmobiles

We ask brand reps about the most popular snowmobiles from Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha.

by Kirsten Armleder
Cover photo for SnoRiders Fall 2017 magazine.
SledLife

Front cover news

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

by Kirsten Armleder
Snowmobile in the sunset in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan

Scenic photos of snowmobiling in Saskatchewan

Be sure to bring a camera when you’re snowmobiling in Saskatchewan.

by Kirsten Armleder
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
a snowmobiler blasting through fresh in Fernie.
Sparwood, BC

5 epic snowmobiling photos from the Elk Valley. No. 4 is my favourite

See what’s attracting so many snowmobilers to this traditionally awesome B.C. destination.

by Kirsten Armleder
Dave England trickin it with the moon in the background.
XRiders

Dave England—Big air extraordinaire

Dave England of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, lives his life in bold disobedience to the laws of gravity.

by Kirsten Armleder
Cody Matechuk sailing through the air.
Snowbike

Catching up with snow bike phenom Cody Matechuk

Going for X Games gold and hucking the sport to a new level, Cody Matechuk sets his sights on a winter of firsts

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Get to know our Best Sled Wrap finalists

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

by Kirsten Armleder
Black Xtreme Performance Trail skis.
Gear

New Xtreme Performance Trail Skis by C&A Pro Skis

The Hutchinson, Minnesota-based C&A Pro Skis just released new skis for high performance trail riders.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

Stuckmate lets you operate the throttle while pulling on a ski

Stuckmate is a snowmobile accessory that lets you operate the throttle while pulling on a ski to help get your sled unstuck.

by Kirsten Armleder
Cover art for Thunderstruck 16.
Gear

Thunderstruck 16 movie review

From chute climbing to jumping, Thunderstruck 16 covers all technical aspects of snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
A green, blue and yellow sled wrap on a Ski-Doo.
SledLife

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
SledLife

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
SledLife

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