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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“I spend just as much time in the garage as I do riding,” said Greg Barry. “It isn’t even work for me because I love it so much.”

Tinkering with turbo in Fox Creek, Alberta

Greg Barry, Northland Sno-Goers club member in Fox Creek, Alberta, modifies and customizes sleds to go turbo

by Kyle Born
The Kiland family won the Alberta Snowmobile Association (ASA) Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Family; (L to R) Ava, Mitch, Maleah, Rachel and Joyce.
Alberta Central

The key to getting kids hooked on snowmobiling: hooky

Mitch Kiland, ASA Excellence Award winner for Outstanding Snowmobile Family in Edson, Alberta, has extended his love of sledding with his family

by Kyle Born
Kelvington Junior Trailblazers: SSA chairman of the board Rick Dolezsar presents award to (Top left) Quinton Hartl, Shelsie Bisschop, Grayson Cherkas, (bottom) Austin Bisschop, Logan Robinson, Corwin Hartl, Owen Robinson.
Kelvington, SK

Saskatchewan youth are taking over—and that’s a good thing

Quintin Hartl, president of the Kelvington Jr Trailblazers, says the club is the future of snowmobiling

by Kyle Born
Tumbler Ridge, B.C., Edson, Alberta, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan and Flin Flon, Manitoba have advanced to the semi-finals.
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown Round 5: Provincial winners duke it out!

Round 5 has begun! The provincial winners of Western Canada 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 7: The Importance of Staying on Trails While Snowmobiling

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

by Kyle Born
Round 4 of SledTown ShowDown ends on Sunday night.
SledTown ShowDown

Snapshot of Round 4 of SledTown ShowDown (so far)

Round 4, the provincial finals of SledTown ShowDown, is the most hotly contested round yet

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

Safe Riders! Chapter 6: Hand Signals When Snowmobiling on Trails

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 5: Snowmobile Operation

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

by Kyle Born
Hannah Dehoog rides a 2010 Kawasaki 250 four-stroke.
Smithers, BC

Hannah Dehoog: A one-of-a-kind machinery wunderkind

Hannah Dehoog, extreme female logger, snowmobiler and motorbiker in Smithers, B.C., defies expectations

by Kyle Born
Lorne Larson takes the family out for a vintage ride and wiener roast in Lloydminster, Alberta.
SledLife,

Hankerin’ for munchies: these are the best snacks to eat while sledding

Of all the meals, snacks and munchies to eat on the snowmobile trail, these are the most popular across Western Canada

by Kyle Born
Courtney Fender is a fervent snowmobile drag racer.
SledLife

Snowmobile drag racing + bikinis = fun for everyone

Courtney Fender, snowmobile drag racer extraordinaire in East Jordan, Michigan, can’t get enough of the sport’s breakneck action

by Kyle Born
Mark Zimmerman (on the right) was named Snoman Inc.’s 2018 Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year in Manitoba during the annual Snoman Inc. Awards Banquet on November 3.
Interlake, MB

To be the man, you gotta serve the men

Mark Zimmerman, Snoman Inc.’s 2018 Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year in Manitoba, built his reputation on a solid foundation of volunteerism

by Kyle Born
Sicamous is one of two B.C. finalists in the SledTown ShowDown competition.
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown Round 4: The provincial finals!

Round 4 has begun! 8 SledTowns across Western Canada vie for to be the 2019 SledTown champ

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

Safe Riders! Chapter 4: Snowmobile Avalanche Preparedness

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

by Kyle Born
Brittney Dickson (on left) takes some women out for a ride during one of Stay Wild Backcountry Skills’ Ladies Sled Shred Camps.
Snowmobiling safety, Golden, BC

Stay Wild is the Golden ticket to avalanche safety in B.C.

Brittney Dickson, owner, lead instructor and coach for sled and touring camps at Stay Wild Backcountry Skills in Golden, B.C., teaches courses for women

by Kyle Born
The sun sets on a snowy Tumbler Ridge
SledTown ShowDown

The provincial semi-finals have begun!

Round 3 has begun! 16 SledTowns across Western Canada vie for to be the 2019 SledTown champ

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

Safe Riders! Chapter 3: Snowmobile Impaired & Challenging Riding

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 2: Getting Started in Snowmobiling

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

by Kyle Born
NightRider’s Rider Series: Straight has high-power three-watt Cree LEDs.
Gear

Ignite the dark with NightRider LEDS

Rider Series LED light bars are ideal on the trail

by Kyle Born
Larson’s 1972 Chaparral Freebird SSX Grass-Pro 650-cc Factory Grass Drag Sled is No. 28 of 35 ever built.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1972 Chaparral Freebird SSX Grass-Pro 650 cc

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1972 Chaparral Freebird SSX Grass-Pro 650 cc

by Kyle Born