Stories

Snowmobiling safety, Manitoba

International Snowmobile Safety Week

Snowmobile Clubs are encouraged to invite local representatives from the business community to go snowmobiling and show them known, safe riding standards

by Ed Klim, President of the ISMA
Curtis Hofsink gets massive air off a snowy jump on his red 2018 Honda CRF450RX.
Snowbike

Powersports conversions: From sledding to snow biking

Curtis Hofsink, snowmobiler-turned-snow biker in Smithers, B.C., discusses why he made the switch from sled to bike

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

A complete history of SnoRiders’ SledTown ShowDown

Every SledTown ShowDown contest winner and provincial champion is chronicled for convenient reference

by Kyle Born
Cassandra Prochera plows through powder snow on her Husqvarna FX 450 snow bike.
Snowbike

Dirt or snow, this snap-happy lady is ready to go!

Cassandra Prochera, powersports photographer in Revelstoke, B.C., has photography tips and snow bike tricks for aspiring riders

by Kyle Born
Wayne Mercer rides a red and black 2017 Arctic Cat Alterra XT TRV 1000 with tracks through deep snow.
Snow Tracs

How to attach tracks to your ATV and why it’s worth the effort

Wayne Mercer, member of the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club, outlines the practical knowledge needed to make an informed decision when it comes to wheels or tracks

by Kyle Born
A blue Sno Scoot in front of six red Sno Scoot snowmobiles.
Old Sled Zone, Minnesota

A history of Western Canada’s most obscure snowmobile brand: SNO SCOOT

Valdi Stefanson, vintage snowmobile collector and reconditioner, details how Calgary-made Sno Scoots came to be and their doomed drawbacks

by Valdi Stefanson
An animation of a snowmobiler wearing blue, riding through snow.
Snowmobiling safety, Manitoba

Get ready for riding season with a snowmobile safety course

SNOWMOBILEcourse.com offers official online snowmobile safety education courses for Western Canada in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

by Kyle Born
Three snowmobilers ride a tight trail through snow-covered trees.
Club News, BC Snowmobile Federation

The Kamloops Snowmobile Association wins Canada’s most desired snowmobiling distinction

Clemence Samson, secretary/treasurer of the Kamloops Snowmobile Association, celebrates the club’s recent CCSO and BCSF Excellence Award-winning honours

by Kyle Born
A futuristic concept snowmobile called the Snow-Crawler.
SnoRiders Insider

Top 10 weird and wild concept snowmobiles from cyberspace that will dazzle your imagination

From cutting-edge to just plain bizarre, check out these concept snowmobiles and vehicles.

by Keith Powell
The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather map of Canada for winter 2021-2022.
SledLife, Manitoba

The Old Farmer’s Almanac releases forecast for winter

The forecast for winter 2021-2022: Snow will fall at a near-normal, average amount from coast to coast, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac

by Kyle Born
person riding a snowmobile on the trail
Snowmobile News

Everything you need to know about Canada’s big 2021 Snowmobile and Powersports Shows

The most anticipated snowmobile and powersports shows in years are taking place across Canada in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario in fall 2021

by Kyle Born
A man and little girl ride a black snowmobile on the plains in Manitoba.
Meet the Rider, Manitoba

What is it like to be a powersports dealer?

Dan Militere, sales manager for Throttle Connection in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has carved out a trail in life that allows him to test out the latest powersports

by Kyle Born
Two men stand behind a 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master in a room full of vintage snowmobiles
Old Sled Zone, Manitoba

SnoRiders’ top 10 most-read vintage sled stories of the year

From Rupp to John Deere to a museum full of vintage sleds, these old snowmobiles will make you say “WOW!”

by Kyle Born
Mason Kenyon sits on his black and blue snowmobile in the mountains.
Club News, BC Snowmobile Federation

District of Sicamous supports BCSF resolutions to the Union of BC Municipalities

The BCSF Resolution is to establish an objective in FRPA that ensures all recreation groups are included in land planning processes going forward

by Donegal Wilson, executive director of the BC Snowmobile Federation
A snowmobiler wears green on a green Arctic Cat snowmobile.
SnoRiders Insider, Manitoba

ISMA President Ed Klim reveals enlightening stats about snowmobilers

Ed Klim, President of the ISMA, reports significant growth in North American snowmobile sales

by Ed Klim, President of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
Audun Klath stands next to his father, son and a truck and two snowmobiles.
Meet the Rider, Fort McMurray, AB

Snowmobiling is the glue that holds family bonds

Audun Klath of Fort McMurray, Alberta, returned to snowmobiling for the chance to reconnect with family members and build new, meaningful connections

by Kyle Born
Five snowmobilers pose for a photo in front of a warm-up shelter as snow falls.
SledTown ShowDown

Come play in Lac du Bonnet—SnoRiders’ SledTown ShowDown 2021 champions

Wally Sokoluk, director of the Eastman Snopals, explains why Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, is Western Canada’s most popular snowmobiling destination

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown 2021: And the winner is . . .

From 64 Western Canadian snowmobiling destinations, Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, has emerged as the SledTown ShowDown 2021 champion

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Lac du Bonnet leads the way. Manitoba has a new SledTown ShowDown provincial champ

Ken Horn, director of the Lee River Snow Riders, celebrates Lac du Bonnet’s 2021 SledTown ShowDown provincial championship

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Fort McMurray is a snowmobiling stronghold. Alberta has a new SledTown ShowDown provincial champ

Audun Klath, club member of the McMurray Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Association, celebrates Fort McMurray’s 2021 SledTown ShowDown provincial championship

by Kyle Born