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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Snowmobile racer Jordan Wahl is jettisoned from his snowmobile during a spectacular crash.

Take splendid snowmobile pics with these marvellous tips

Darryl Gershman, snowmobile ice oval racing photographer, displays his best action shots from CPTC Raceplex in Beausejour, Manitoba

by Kyle Born
The sun shines on a hillside where a snowmobiler makes fresh tracks.
Nakusp, BC

What to do when it comes to caribou

Mark Aeichele, president of the Arrow Lakes Ridge Riders in Nakusp, B.C., voluntarily closed popular riding trails after spotting caribou tracks

by Kyle Born
Mark Aeichele stands next to his 2016 Polaris Axys in Kuskanax Valley.
Nakusp, BC

Nakusp, B.C.: A little gem in the mountains

The president of the Arrow Lakes Ridge Riders, Mark Aeichele, highlights his top snowmobiling recommendations in Nakusp, B.C.

by Kyle Born
A snowmobile gets big air, leaving a powder trail in its wake.
Creston, BC

How to handle caribou, ENGOs and other obstacles on the trail

Josh Salzmann, president of Kokanee Country Snowmobile Club in Creston, B.C., discusses how the club secured a new land access permit

by Kyle Born
Brennan Boxall stands behind his black snowmobile, a 2014 Wahl Bros Champ.
Meet the Rider, Nipawin, SK

Tinkering away until race day is the best way to keep opponents at bay

Brennan Boxall, ice oval racer from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, modifies his sleds to podium-finishing results

by Kyle Born
Ryan Thorley and others stand near an orange bamboo pole on a snow-covered mountain.
Whistler, BC

How to save your favourite snowmobile riding area

Ryan Thorley, leader of Save Sproatt in Whistler, B.C., has advice for individuals and clubs facing challenging public land use issues

by Kyle Born
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