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SledTown ShowDown trophies sit in the snow
SledTown ShowDown

Record number of SledTown ShowDown votes come in the early days of round 3

Votes are pouring in at a record pace during the early voting window of SledTown ShowDown's third round

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
Fox Creek, Alberta, garnered the most votes in round 1.
SledTown ShowDown

Snapshot of SledTown ShowDown (so far)

SledTown ShowDown is yielding some intriguing results

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
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
ISMA video, Safe Riders!
SnoRiders Insider

Safe Riders! video chapters are up and running on the ISMA Website

The Safe Riders! video chapter series features 13 separate chapters on snowmobiling lifestyle and safety related guidelines and practices.

(L to R) Jason Woods, advertising consultant for SnoRiders magazine, and Samantha Ranger represented SnoRiders at our booth at the Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show in Edmonton, Alberta.
SledLife, Alberta Central

SnoRiders photo essay of the 2018 annual Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show

See a collection of exceptional photos from the 2018 annual Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta

by Kyle Born
Snowmobilers check terrain for risky conditions
SledLife, Manitoba

Safe Riders! Chapter 1: The Snowmobile Lifestyle

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

by Kyle Born
Fox Creek, Alberta, garnered the most votes in round 1.
SledTown ShowDown

Round 2 is underway!

Round 2 has begun! 32 SledTowns across Western Canada vie to be the 2019 SledTown champ

by Kyle Born
The 1967 Larson Eagle JLO 247 cc is an oddball—and Larson loves it.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1967 Larson Eagle JLO 247 cc

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1967 Larson Eagle JLO 247 cc

by Kyle Born
Riders Choice

2018 Rider’s Choice Awards

The 2018 Rider's Choice Awards—the favourites of snowmobilers across Western Canada.

Larson’s favourite sled is his 1967 Johnson Skee Horse 20-inch track.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1967 Johnson Skee Horse

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1967 Johnson Skee Horse

by Kyle Born
(L to R) BCSF president Richard Cronier, WVSS VP Rob Chemelli, WVSS secretary Melody Chemelli, WVSS president Gary Prosser, WVSS treasurer Rob McSheffrey and BCSF executive director Donegal Wilson.
SledLife,

How to run a successful snowmobile club

Gary Prosser, president of the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., offers advice about how to operate a snowmobile club

by Kyle Born
Group of people participating in Avalanche Awareness seminar, outside in snowy field.
SnoRiders Insider

Ski-Doo continues its support of free avalanche awareness seminars in 2018

For up-to-date information on locations and times, or to register for an avalanche awareness seminar, visit the Ski-Doo website.

Some of Larson's Yamaha's are on display in Lorne's Vintage Sleds
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1982 Yamaha SRX

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1982 Yamaha SRX

by Kyle Born
Group of snowmobilers.
SnoRiders Insider

State of the Sport – update on snowmobiling in North America

Over 2 million recreationists enjoy snowmobiling in the U.S. and another 700,000 in Canada each year.

(L to R) Lorne Larson and Valdy Stephonson, president of America Vintage Snowmobile Association, pose with a 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master, which got kiboshed because the public didn’t like the name.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master

by Kyle Born
Group of snowmobilers at top of mountain with blue sky in background.
SnoRiders Insider

Zacs Tracs news: intermediate 1.5 class revamped, changes to AST1 field session timing

Zacs Tracs' mobile training courses, website and newsletters are internationally recognized for raising the bar on the level of avalanche education.