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Banff's sledding trails are epic.
Morgan Nelson (on right) has a laugh with friend Rachael Kiland at the Barrhead Rally last winter.
Alberta Central

Edson’s tiny teenager is carving thick tracks

Morgan Nelson won the ASA Excellence Award for Outstanding Youth Contribution Towards the Continued Development of Family Snowmobiling

by Kyle Born
“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
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
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
Charlene Isfeld logs up to 300 miles (483 kilometres) a day on her 2012 Polaris PRO-R Rush 600.
Manitoba

Embrace the Fellowship of the Ride in Gimli, Manitoba

Charlene Isfeld, rad rider in Gimli, Manitoba, encourages fellow sledders to visit the home of the Viking

by Kyle Born
Snowmobiling trails in Swan Hills, Alberta.
Swan Hills, AB

Swan Hills Snowmobile Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the ASA Jamboree

In addition to hosting the annual Alberta Snowmobile Association Jamboree, the Swan Hills Snow Goers is celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary.

by Zoë Dupley
A sledder rides through a field with mountains in the background
Prince Albert, SK

Prince Albert trails unite the region and welcome visitors

Gerry Dolezsar, member of the Prince Albert Trail Riders, has fun sledding no matter where he goes or who he’s with

by Kyle Born
Ashley Roney Exploring Sibolas and Rhine Ridge near Houston, B.C.
Houston, BC

Houston: You’ll have no problems snowmobiling here

Located on the inner edge of B.C.’s coastal mountains, Houston’s weather conditions and high snowfall are ideal for sublime snowmobiling.

by Zoë Dupley
Snowmobilers on the trails near Swan Hills, Alberta.
Swan Hills, AB

Snowmobiling in Swan Hills, Alberta

Don Kelm, who runs Wilderness Playground Tours in Swan Hills, Alberta, shares with us his best day ever.

by Zoë Dupley
A snowmobiler standing on his ride next to a snowy tree in Wildcat Hill Provincial Park near Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan.
Hudson Bay, SK

Hitting the Trails in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan

Hudson Bay has the potential to be your next favourite riding destination.

by Zoë Dupley
Tyler and Vicki Barrett rode snowmobiles to the top of Lucille Mountain on their wedding day for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot.
McBride, BC

Here comes the McBride . . .

Vicki Barrett, president of the McBride Big Country Snowmobile Association, had her best day ever while getting married on Lucille Mountain

by Kyle Born
Shown is a snowy Saskatchewan field with snowmobile tracks crisscrossing through it.
Tisdale, SK

Making tracks in Tisdale, Saskatchewan

We chatted with the president of the Tisdale Snowmobile Club about one of his most memorable rides.

by Danielle Cameron
Dean Ingram gives a thumbs up of approval in support of sledding around Radium Hot Springs.

Radium: Sled. Soak. Sleep. Repeat.

Dean Ingram, Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society member, racks up 5,000 kilometres on his sled every winter in Radium Hot Springs

by Kyle Born
Foam Creek, Blue River, B.C.
Blue River, BC

It’s hard to be blue in Blue River, B.C.’s sled heaven

President of the Powder Packers, Albert Venor, shares how to have the best day ever snowmobiling in Blue River, B.C.

by Zoë Dupley
Trevor Schell poses on his snowmobile in Smeaton, Saskatchewan
Northern Saskatchewan

Smeaton: The Winterfell of Saskatchewan

Trevor Schell, Esker Bear Trails club member, can’t resist the straight runs, twists, curves and hilly boreal forest in Smeaton, Saskatchewan

by Kyle Born
Chris Rourke poses on his snowmobile in front of a warm-up shelter
Cold Lake, AB

The strongest bond between father and son rests on a cold lake

Chris Rourke, Cold Lake Snowmobile Club member, had his best day ever while reintroducing his dad to snowmobiling

by Kyle Born
Toothpick-like trees line the left side of a trail and green trees sit on the right
The Pas, MB

Reconnecting with old friends on classic trails in The Pas

Rob Vipond, vice-president of the Kelsey Trail Sno Riders, took his wife and old friends through The Pas, Manitoba, for his best ride ever

by Kyle Born
Rene St. Onge makes a 23-metre (75-foot) drop between rocks.
Sicamous, BC

This extreme sledder had his best day ever in Sicamous, B.C.

Rene St. Onge, super diehardcore sledder in Sicamous, B.C., sees sights unseen by the masses

by Kyle Born