Kyle Born

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Kyle Born is a writer at SnoRiders. Kyle writes about people and what makes them tick. He’s written hundreds of articles that tell the story of individuals and their passions. Kyle is naturally curious and enjoys breezing past the small talk so he can learn the fascinating details of an individual’s journey through life. He specializes in storytelling and isn’t afraid of asking the hard questions such as, “Where is your bathroom? I really need to go.”

Kyle has held a variety of job titles through the years: radio announcer, voice actor, English teacher, delivery driver, missionary, wedding DJ, comedian and several other things that he may have forgotten because his memory isn’t always the best, which is why he writes things down.

Kyle Born spends much of his time building in his Lego Room (Star Wars, Castle, Pirates), playing video games (Mario, Rocket League, XCOM, Zelda) and watching his favourite football team, the Green Bay Packers—he even owns a share of the team (for real!). He lives in Cranbrook, B.C., with his bodacious wife, Becky, and two little kids, Augustus and Annabelle. There aren’t any pets in the Born household because Kyle has allergies. But if he sees you walking your dog, he will stop and pet it because dogs are cool.

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A row of snowmobilers line up in front of a tall cabin with a steep roof amidst the forest.
Kamloops, BC

Club Profile: Kamloops Snowmobile Association

Trail maps, top snowmobile trails, club contacts and other useful information you can use before planning a snowmobile trip to Kamloops, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Three snowmobilers ride a tight trail through snow-covered trees.
Club News, BC Snowmobile Federation

The Kamloops Snowmobile Association wins Canada’s most desired snowmobiling distinction

Clemence Samson, secretary/treasurer of the Kamloops Snowmobile Association, celebrates the club’s recent CCSO and BCSF Excellence Award-winning honours

by Kyle Born
The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather map of Canada for winter 2021-2022.
SledLife, Manitoba

The Old Farmer’s Almanac releases forecast for winter

The forecast for winter 2021-2022: Snow will fall at a near-normal, average amount from coast to coast, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac

by Kyle Born
person riding a snowmobile on the trail
Snowmobile News

Everything you need to know about Canada’s big 2021 Snowmobile and Powersports Shows

The most anticipated snowmobile and powersports shows in years are taking place across Canada in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario in fall 2021

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
Two men stand behind a 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master in a room full of vintage snowmobiles
Old Sled Zone, Manitoba

SnoRiders’ top 10 most-read vintage sled stories of the year

From Rupp to John Deere to a museum full of vintage sleds, these old snowmobiles will make you say “WOW!”

by Kyle Born
Colton Taphorn sits on a snowmobile in the mountains in McBride, B.C.
McBride, BC

It’s not all pristine snow and SledTown achievements—McBride has outstanding hospitality, too

Colton Taphorn, member of the McBride Big Country Snowmobile Association, knows all the hotspots to hit in McBride, B.C.

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
Five snowmobilers pose for a photo in front of a warm-up shelter as snow falls.
SledTown ShowDown

Come play in Lac du Bonnet—SnoRiders’ SledTown ShowDown 2021 champions

Wally Sokoluk, director of the Eastman Snopals, explains why Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, is Western Canada’s most popular snowmobiling destination

by Kyle Born
Two snowmobiles are parked in front of road signage next to a groomed trail.
Lac du Bonnet, MB

Club profile: Eastman Snopals

Trail maps, top snowmobile trails, club contacts and other useful information you can use before planning a snowmobile trip to Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

A complete history of SnoRiders’ SledTown ShowDown

Every SledTown ShowDown contest winner and provincial champion is chronicled for convenient reference

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown 2021: And the winner is . . .

From 64 Western Canadian snowmobiling destinations, Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, has emerged as the SledTown ShowDown 2021 champion

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Lac du Bonnet leads the way. Manitoba has a new SledTown ShowDown provincial champ

Ken Horn, director of the Lee River Snow Riders, celebrates Lac du Bonnet’s 2021 SledTown ShowDown provincial championship

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Fort McMurray is a snowmobiling stronghold. Alberta has a new SledTown ShowDown provincial champ

Audun Klath, club member of the McMurray Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Association, celebrates Fort McMurray’s 2021 SledTown ShowDown provincial championship

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Round 6: SledTown ShowDown 2021 FINALS!

2 snowmobiling destinations go head-to-head during Round 6 of SledTown ShowDown 2021

by Kyle Born
Nipawin is the SK Provincial Winner.
SledTown ShowDown

Nipawin wins! Saskatchewan has a new SledTown ShowDown provincial champ

Kelly Palidwar, club member of the Twin Lakes Trail Blazers, celebrates Nipawin’s 2021 SledTown ShowDown provincial championship

by Kyle Born
McBride is the BC Provincial Winner
SledTown ShowDown

3x SledTown ShowDown provincial champions McBride: “We are the ride.” — Dave McLeod

Dave McLeod, President of the McBride Big Country Snowmobile Association, celebrates McBride’s 2021 SledTown ShowDown provincial championship

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
Andrew McKenzie does a re-entry on top of a mountain.
Shuswap, BC

Club profile: Hunters Range Snowmobile Association

Trail maps, top snowmobile trails, club contacts and other useful information you can use before planning a snowmobile trip to Enderby, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Mason Kenyon sits on a blue and black snowmobile wearing an orange helmet and orange goggles.
Snowmobiling safety

The youth of the nation are leading the charge in avalanche awareness

Mason Kenyon, Avalanche Canada youth ambassador in Revelstoke, B.C., advocates avalanche awareness

by Kyle Born