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.

Contact Kyle Born.

A row of snowmobilers parks at the top of a snowy mountain as the sun breaks through the clouds up above.
SledLife, British Columbia

Sledfarm Rising, a snowmobile shred flick, is creating an avalanche of attention online

Sheldon Kelly, snowmobiling filmmaker in the Kootenays, highlights what makes Sledfarm Rising such an epic movie worth watching

by Kyle Born
Sheldon Kelly gets a big jump on his snowmobile on a sunny day.
SledLife, British Columbia

How to make an epic sled flick

Sheldon Kelly, snowmobile filmmaker in Cranbrook, B.C., outlines what it takes to create a jaw-dropping, adrenalin-pounding, heart-stopping sled film

by Kyle Born
Snowmobiling DVDs are pictured: Thunderstruck, Boost 4 and Krazy: A Dan Davidoff Tribute Film.
Ride On!

The latest and greatest snowmobile videos you’ll want to watch

Sheldon Kelly, snowmobiling filmmaker, highlights the best snowmobile movies ever made

by Kyle Born
A group of children wearing orange pinnies overtop of winter clothing are part of the 2019-2020 Manitoba Mini-Sled Racer’s Association.

Beausejour, Manitoba, is home to Canada’s only kids ice oval races

Tom Audette, President of the Manitoba Mini-Sled Racer’s Association in Beausejour, Manitoba, promotes snowmobile safety in kids ice oval races

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown 2022 Preseason: Nominate your SledTown!

SnoRiders readers have the opportunity to nominate and promote their favourite snowmobiling destination during the preseason of SledTown ShowDown 2022

by Kyle Born
Three snow bikes glide through the snow.
SledLife, Manitoba

The Top 10 SnoRiders stories of 2021

These are the 10 most popular SnoRiders articles of 2021—an eclectic batch of articles filled with practical, useful knowledge

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
Curtis Hofsink gets massive air off a snowy jump on his red 2018 Honda CRF450RX.
Snowbike

Powersports conversions: From sledding to snow biking

Curtis Hofsink, snowmobiler-turned-snow biker in Smithers, B.C., discusses why he made the switch from sled to bike

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
Cassandra Prochera plows through powder snow on her Husqvarna FX 450 snow bike.
Snowbike

Dirt or snow, this snap-happy lady is ready to go!

Cassandra Prochera, powersports photographer in Revelstoke, B.C., has photography tips and snow bike tricks for aspiring riders

by Kyle Born
Wayne Mercer rides a red and black 2017 Arctic Cat Alterra XT TRV 1000 with tracks through deep snow.
Snow Tracs

How to attach tracks to your ATV and why it’s worth the effort

Wayne Mercer, member of the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club, outlines the practical knowledge needed to make an informed decision when it comes to wheels or tracks

by Kyle Born
An animation of a snowmobiler wearing blue, riding through snow.
Snowmobiling safety, Manitoba

Get ready for riding season with a snowmobile safety course

SNOWMOBILEcourse.com offers official online snowmobile safety education courses for Western Canada in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

by Kyle Born
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