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Derrick Neill of Flin Flon, Manitoba, dangles off his Doo during a bluebird day of riding in Fernie, B.C.
Snowmobile racer Jordan Wahl is jettisoned from his snowmobile during a spectacular crash.

Take splendid snowmobile pics with these marvellous tips

Darryl Gershman, snowmobile ice oval racing photographer, displays his best action shots from CPTC Raceplex in Beausejour, Manitoba

by Kyle Born
The sun shines on a hillside where a snowmobiler makes fresh tracks.
Nakusp, BC

What to do when it comes to caribou

Mark Aeichele, president of the Arrow Lakes Ridge Riders in Nakusp, B.C., voluntarily closed popular riding trails after spotting caribou tracks

by Kyle Born
Mark Aeichele stands next to his 2016 Polaris Axys in Kuskanax Valley.
Nakusp, BC

Nakusp, B.C.: A little gem in the mountains

The president of the Arrow Lakes Ridge Riders, Mark Aeichele, highlights his top snowmobiling recommendations in Nakusp, B.C.

by Kyle Born
A snowmobile gets big air, leaving a powder trail in its wake.
Creston, BC

How to handle caribou, ENGOs and other obstacles on the trail

Josh Salzmann, president of Kokanee Country Snowmobile Club in Creston, B.C., discusses how the club secured a new land access permit

by Kyle Born
Ryan Thorley and others stand near an orange bamboo pole on a snow-covered mountain.
Whistler, BC

How to save your favourite snowmobile riding area

Ryan Thorley, leader of Save Sproatt in Whistler, B.C., has advice for individuals and clubs facing challenging public land use issues

by Kyle Born
cloudy skies and a bridge over Cold Lake
Cold Lake, AB

Cold Lake connects sledders

For those who love snowmobiling in Alberta's Lakeland region, Cold Lake serves as a gateway to paradise.

by Danielle Cameron
A group of Flin Flon riders gather at a checkpoint on Trail 400 at the recent Frozen Aces Poker Derby.
Northern Manitoba

Flin Flon: A chill place to sled at your own pace

Dwayne Wenger, Border Explorers Snowmobile Club co-ordinator and groomer operator, suggests riders take it easy in Flin Flon, Manitoba

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Elburne, Freda and Barry Bean won the 2018 CCSO National Excellence Award for Snowmobile Family.
Fort McMurray, AB

The Bean family are recreating what once was in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Fort McMurray’s Bean family has won the 2018 CCSO National Excellence Award for Snowmobile Family for their tireless dedication through fire and fury

by Kyle Born
Snowmobiles got major air at Winter Blitzville in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, BC

8 wicked pics (and 2 rad vids) from CBK-X Winter Blitzville

Check out these snowy shots from Winter Blitzville in Cranbrook, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Jim Cottingham grooms trails for the Snowtraxx Snowmobile Club in Foxwarren, Manitoba.
Swan River, MB

Dedication leads to recognition for Manitoba groomer operator Jim Cottingham

Jim Cottingham is the 2018 Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organization’s National Excellence Award winner for Groomer Operator of the Year

by Kyle Born
Alyssa and Brandon Plaza are stoked to have a snowmobile mentor to look up to in Kelsey Poelt.
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Raising youngsters to be braaping buddies in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Kelsey Poelt, president of the Crow Snow Riders in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, is passing on her passion for sledding to the next generation

by Kyle Born
Billy Stevens is usually the one shooting the photos. In this case, we get to see him in his natural habitat.
Nelson and Kaslo, BC

Billy Stevens shoots for the stars, sleds and scenic views in Nelson, B.C.

Billy Stevens, a snowmobile backcountry photographer, has built up a reputation and following for his magnificent photography skills in Nelson, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Justin Evans and Kyra Casorso have no trouble showcasing their passion for snowmobiling.
Sicamous, BC

This Enderby, B.C., family’s commitment to snowmobiling is outstanding

Justin Evans is head of an Outstanding Snowmobile Family, an award given by the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation

by Kyle Born
Dale Davis is the Alberta Snowmobile Association’s Excellence Award-winner for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year.
Westlock, AB

Dale Davis is the last of his kind in Westlock, Alberta

Dale Davis, lifetime member of the Pembina Driftbusters in Westlock, Alberta, is the Alberta Snowmobile Association’s Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year

by Kyle Born
Peek-a-boo! There’s lots to see and do in Hudson Bay for you.
Hudson Bay, SK

Hudson Bay: Come for the variety, stay for the steak

Richard Dolezsar, director and trail committee chair of the Hudson Bay Trail Riders snowmobile club, recommends some of the best places to explore in Hudson Bay

by Kyle Born
Sheldon Kelly has introduced his wife Julie Kelly to snowmobiling and she, in turn, teaches him to wakesurf in the summer.
Cranbrook, BC

Cranbrook, B.C.’s, Sheldon Kelly almost named Ski-Doo North America’s Top Snowmobiler

Sheldon Kelly, creator of the snowmobile movie series Winter Nutz, is looking to become Ski-Doo North America’s Top Snowmobiler

by Kyle Born
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