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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.
Kelowna, 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 could be 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
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