Kyle Born

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Kyle Born enjoys writing in an engaging way as if you were having a conversation with him. 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 is from Abbotsford, B.C., but now lives in Cranbrook, B.C. with his super-amazing wife, Becky. They don’t have any pets 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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BOOST is a colourful new jacket from FXR. Posing like a ninja is optional.
Gear

BOOST your inner RENEGADE with some FUEL from FXR

FXR has a lineup of stylish new jackets that includes BOOST, FUEL and RENEGADE

by Kyle Born
A group of Flin Flon riders gather at a checkpoint on Trail 400 at the recent Frozen Aces Poker Derby.
Northern Manitoba

Flin Flon: A chill place to sled at your own pace

Dwayne Wenger, Border Explorers Snowmobile Club co-ordinator and groomer operator, suggests riders take it easy in Flin Flon, Manitoba

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Elburne, Freda and Barry Bean won the 2018 CCSO National Excellence Award for Snowmobile Family.
Fort McMurray, AB

The Bean family are recreating what once was in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Fort McMurray’s Bean family has won the 2018 CCSO National Excellence Award for Snowmobile Family for their tireless dedication through fire and fury

by Kyle Born
Snowmobiles got major air at Winter Blitzville in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, BC

8 wicked pics (and 2 rad vids) from CBK-X Winter Blitzville

Check out these snowy shots from Winter Blitzville in Cranbrook, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Jim Cottingham grooms trails for the Snowtraxx Snowmobile Club in Foxwarren, Manitoba.
Swan River, MB

Dedication leads to recognition for Manitoba groomer operator Jim Cottingham

Jim Cottingham is the 2018 Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organization’s National Excellence Award winner for Groomer Operator of the Year

by Kyle Born
Doug and Val Williamson prefer ATVs with tracks to snowmobiles.
Gear, Cranbrook, BC

Winterize your ATV—add tracks!

Doug Williamson, president of the Kootenay Rockies ATV Club and charter member of the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club, outlines how to attach tracks to an ATV

by Kyle Born
Alyssa and Brandon Plaza are stoked to have a snowmobile mentor to look up to in Kelsey Poelt.
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Raising youngsters to be braaping buddies in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Kelsey Poelt, president of the Crow Snow Riders in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, is passing on her passion for sledding to the next generation

by Kyle Born
Billy Stevens is usually the one shooting the photos. In this case, we get to see him in his natural habitat.
Nelson and Kaslo, BC

Billy Stevens shoots for the stars, sleds and scenic views in Nelson, B.C.

Billy Stevens, a snowmobile backcountry photographer, has built up a reputation and following for his magnificent photography skills in Nelson, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Justin Evans and Kyra Casorso have no trouble showcasing their passion for snowmobiling.
Sicamous, BC

This Enderby, B.C., family’s commitment to snowmobiling is outstanding

Justin Evans is head of an Outstanding Snowmobile Family, an award given by the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation

by Kyle Born
Dale Davis is the Alberta Snowmobile Association’s Excellence Award-winner for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year.
Westlock, AB

Dale Davis is the last of his kind in Westlock, Alberta

Dale Davis, lifetime member of the Pembina Driftbusters in Westlock, Alberta, is the Alberta Snowmobile Association’s Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year

by Kyle Born
Peek-a-boo! There’s lots to see and do in Hudson Bay for you.
Hudson Bay, SK

Hudson Bay: Come for the variety, stay for the steak

Richard Dolezsar, director and trail committee chair of the Hudson Bay Trail Riders snowmobile club, recommends some of the best places to explore in Hudson Bay

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
The air responder transitions seamlessly between ice and water.
Snowmobiling safety, Regina, SK

Are you up for the 250 Crusade challenge?

John Maczko, operations director and chief pilot for the Canadian Rescue Hovercraft Pilots Association in Regina, Saskatchewan, is calling on crusaders

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
SledLife

Safe Riders! Chapter 13: Snowmobiler Ethics

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has released a 13-chapter video series on YouTube about snowmobiling and safety

by Kyle Born
Tumbler Ridge Is 2019's Canadian Sledtown Champion
SledTown ShowDown

Tumbler Ridge is SnoRiders’ 2019 SledTown ShowDown Champion

Readers vote for Tumbler Ridge, B.C., as the best place to snowmobile, crowning the destination as SnoRiders’ 2019 SledTown ShowDown Champion

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
SledLife

Safe Riders! Chapter 12: Trailering Snowmobiles

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has released a 13-chapter video series on YouTube about snowmobiling and safety

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
SledLife

Safe Riders! Chapter 11: Locating Winter Riding Areas for Snowmobiling

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has released a 13-chapter video series on YouTube about snowmobiling and safety

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
SledLife

Safe Riders! Chapter 10: Snowmobile Clubs & Associations

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has released a 13-chapter video series on YouTube about snowmobiling and safety

by Kyle Born
At long last, we finally know who’s in the finals: Tumbler Ridge, B.C., vs. Flin Flon, Manitoba.
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown Round 6: The Finals!

Round 6 is here! Tumbler Ridge, B.C., and Flin Flon, Manitoba, go head-to-head to vie for the 2019 SledTown ShowDown championship

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers converse before heading out for a trip.
SledLife

Safe Riders! Chapter 9: Snowmobile Apparel

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has released a 13-chapter video series on YouTube about snowmobiling and safety

by Kyle Born