Marie Milner

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Snowmobiling always seemed the kind of sport to attract the daredevil, the thrill-seeker, the fearless—and Marie Milner has never once put herself in any of those categories. In the course of interviewing many sledders, though, Milner has learned a lot about the family-friendly and nature-loving activities that snowmobilers enjoy, and can more fully understand the appeal.

From the comfort of her cozy office, she can also vicariously enjoy the thrills.

While not a thrill-seeker herself, Marie Milner enjoys learning about the adventures of Canadian snowmobilers and sharing those with the readers of SnoRiders magazine. Riding on groomed trails and enjoying a winter cookout with friends, though, is an activity Milner fully appreciates.

Contact Marie Milner.

Snowmobile grooming machines can now be tracked on the trails by AtlasTrax, using Globalstar satellite technology.
Snowmobiling safety, Yukon

A beacon on the trail

A reliable, portable, go-anywhere tracking system is being used to ensure the safety of snowmobile trail groomers and others.

by Marie Milner
Shannon Scott of Regina, Saskatchewan
Snowmobiling safety, Saskatchewan

Sled safely in Saskatchewan

Advice for safe sledding on Saskatchewan trails

by Marie Milner
Deanna Gordon, snowmobiler, Fruitvale, B.C.
Kootenay Rockies, BC

Fruitvale has sledding tenure

Beaver Mountain Snowmobile Association has a tenured area.

by Marie Milner
Snowmobilers on a lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba
Whiteshell Provincial Park, MB

Bonding the Pages

Snowmobiling together has created shared memories for the Page family.

by Marie Milner
Shane Kruse of Tumbler Ridge, B.C.
Tumbler Ridge, BC

The little club that could

The Tumbler Ridge Ridge Riders are growing their club.

by Marie Milner
Three snowmobilers in a dramatic mountain landscape
Crowsnest Pass, AB

A playground for everyone

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, has snow trails for every skill level

by Marie Milner
Kurt Tilbury, sledder, of Sicamous, B.C.
Sicamous, BC

Work, play and life outdoors

Environmentalist, avalanche safety instructor, stunt rider—that's Kurt Tilbury

by Marie Milner
Six sledders on a ridge, against a sunset sky
Sicamous, BC

Small town, huge playground

Sicamous, B.C., supports a large population of local and visiting snowmobilers

by Marie Milner
Shelby and Dean Ingram of Edgewater, B.C.
Columbia Valley, BC

The dad-and-daughter bond

Father and daughter Dean and Shelby Ingram both love winter

by Marie Milner
Snow-covered trail among evergreens has one riderless snowmobile and one with a male rider
Regina, SK

Hitting the trails around Cupar

Snowmobile trails connect Cupar, Saskatchewan, with Regina to the west and Fort Qu'Appelle to the southeast.

by Marie Milner
Woman in snowmobile suit stands between two snowmobiles
SledLife, Interlake, MB

Sustained by her passion

Cindy McRae, a snowmobiler from Gimli, Manitoba, is still sledding after cancer.

by Marie Milner
Large yellow snowmobile trail groomer bearing the name Tisdale Snowmobile Club
Tisdale, SK

A small club in big-sky country

Snowmobilers enjoy wide open spaces and friendly folks in the area of Tisdale, Saskatchewan.

by Marie Milner
Yellow snowmobile in foreground with three snowmobilers and two sleds farther back, on a wide groomed trail edged by bush, on a sunny day
Candle Lake, SK

Winter play in Lakeland

Saskatchewan's Lakeland, north of Prince Albert, offers some great snowmobiling around Emma Lake, Anglin Lake and Christopher Lake.

by Marie Milner
Three awards for service, naming Schrader Holdings and Schrader Motors
SledLife, Yorkton, SK

Dealership recognized for service

Schrader Motors in Yorkton, Sask., received the SSA's 2013 Outstanding Snowmobile Dealership of the Year Award.

by Marie Milner
Teenage boy wearing a baseball cap and T-shirt holds two plexiglass awards
SledLife, East Central Saskatchewan

Outstanding, young man!

Connal Gurbach, 13, from Carrot River, Sask., won provincial and national awards for volunteering for snowmobiling.

by Marie Milner
Black and white photo of a man, woman and four young boys—all wearing hockey jerseys—sit on the floor in front of a fireplace
SledLife, Nipawin, SK

Snowmobile stars: the Salmonds of Nipawin

The Salmond family of Nipawin, Sask., win a snowmobiling award

by Marie Milner
Crowd of 50 or more happy-looking people gather outside a warm-up cabin on a sunny winter day
Whitecourt, AB

A carefully crafted network

Whitecourt sledders keep improving and extending their trail system, so there are interesting new options every year.

by Marie Milner
Head-shot of smiling, grey-haired man wearing sunglasses, open-necked white shirt and black winter coat
Whitecourt, AB

Alex Manweiler wins the Sherren award

Alex Manweiler is the second snowmobiler from Whitecourt, Alberta, to receive the Louise Sherren Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASA.

by Marie Milner
Three snowmobiles and two riders on a snowy trail among trees
Whitecourt, AB

Co-creating access to a vast playground

Maintenance of Alberta's Golden Triangle snowmobile trail is a labour of love for sledders in Fox Creek, Whitecourt and Swan Hills.

by Marie Milner
Meet the Rider

Steve Cote, Revelstoke, B.C.

Revelstoke, B.C.'s Frisby Ridge, Boulder Mountain and other rides keep sledders happy close to home.

by Marie Milner