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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 00:00 http://thevalleysentinel.com/137546

As snowmobiling season in Valemount draws to a close, one may...

Too Much?
Most snowmobilers can tend to be a little selfish… What do I mean? We always want the best of the best gear and snowmobiles for ourselves! If you are like me, you are regularly...

It is that time of the year when every snowmobiler is itching for the upcoming snowmobile season. The overnight temps start to drop, snow shows are scheduled, sled videos are being released, and...

Imagine riding your sled from 1,500 feet above sea level all the way up to 10,000 feet above sea level on the same day, on the same mountain and even on the same pull… "Never happen" you say?...

Like most people who started snowmobiling in the 80’s or 90’s, I started out with no knowledge of what the difference between good and bad riding gear was. There has been an evolution of the...

The class that may save a life

Every Back Country Snowmobiler who rides in mountainous regions of the country should already be aware of some basic safety information before ever...

What do you call the first ride of the season?
• Test ride = Try out a new machine or new area
• Break in ride = Putting the first miles on a new machine
• Road ride = Snow is...

I am a Father & Husband First…

The hardest thing about snowmobiling for me is that the sport that I LOVE has always taken me away from the people that I LOVE!

It kills me that...

Do you ride with extra fuel?

• Do you ride with a Shovel?
• Do you ride with a Beacon?
• Do you ride with a Probe?
• Do you have sled insurance?
• Do you have truck...

The POWDER is DEEP and you are having the ride of your life…and then… STUCKFEST!!!

It happens to everybody… We all get stuck, some more than others. But what can make a bad day or a great...


This season, it has been my objectivel to ride a minimum of 50 days in as many different...

This one is just for the Polaris Pro riders with the quickdrive belt system.

It's highly recommended that in addition to carrying a spare clutch belt, you carry a spare quickdrive belt. The...

Here is an Edit from a ride in the Kimberley, BC area, January 2016...

Here is an edit from a ride in the Brandywine area, just outside of Whistler, BC. November, 2015...

It's time for our next snowmobiling technique tip! On this occasion, we're going to take a look at neutral position turns. This is a movement that is known by many names. When it comes to off...

Here I will talk about the...

Don't take on the backcountry without knowing what you're looking at when you see that grand hunk of rock and fluffy white stuff. Each mountain hosts any combination of ever-changing...

For those that are interested in the technical nuances of avalanche behavior, this succinct whitepaper that discusses the probabilities of triggering a fatal avalanche within the specific...

If you're anything like me, you over snowmobile and you get strained elbows and arm pain. If I am not careful, tendon strain will set in around February and can be there for the rest of the...

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Here is a way for you to practice your route finding skills. In the following photographs we have built some fun games where you must try and navigate your way from the green hut to the red hut....

I can still remember how intimated I was the first time I hit the ramp up to a 6' high sled deck.

In this quick video, I cover a few key points to remember when loading such as your body...

Over the last ten years there have been fantastic advances in the field of avalanche safety through research and technical development. Additions made to snow stability evaluations like ‘fracture...

I just returned from my first trip in Revelstoke, Canada. 4 days of awesome riding which got me thinking, "when is a snowmobiler ready to ride Revy?"

Since I started riding 3 seasons ago...

With great excitement we are able to announce that Xplore by Marlon Products will be the official Sled Deck of Sled360 for the 2015-2016 season.

The new Xplore Marlon Decks have kept the...

By: Brian Bilderback

It seems as if more and more people are starting to like the idea of sled decks over a trailer. I believe it is because sled decks make it a lot easier to get to the...

At the beginning of each season, most sledders will be nursing sore legs and backs after their first hard ride. Well you have just enough time left to do our Sledfit Preseason...

Just recently was the 2015 annual Snow Show held at the Puyallup Fairgrounds which is located just outside of Tacoma, WA. Many vendors, local and national, get together and it’s considered to be...

As riders are at different...

With great excitement we are able to announce that Premier Polaris of Monroe, Wa will be the official dealer and service sponsor of Sled360 for the 2015-2016 season.

Premier Polaris, a...

Well, it’s the first week of October and the snowmobile chatter is starting to pick up! I already have a few out of town rides scheduled with some friends and I hope you are doing the same.

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Hey everyone,

Hope all is well and you are starting to get excited for the up and coming snowmobile season. I have already started going through my gear, inspecting, fixing, updating and...

Hello everyone,

I am truly excited to have been asked by Sled360 to provide to tell my story of what my journey has been like getting into snowmobiling.

I’m hoping that my blog...

As riders are at different...

 

As riders are at different levels of ability, my posts and articles will be tagged with Basic Riding...

This one is just for the Ski-Doo riders.

Author...

When you have an issue while snowmobiling in the wilderness, you will never have enough stuff - but nevertheless one has to strike a balance between how much weight and space you are willing to...

Here is an excerpt from our eBook: Snowmobiling Basics - Sled Extraction

Snowmobiles are more reliable than ever these days, but it’s important to remember that for every slope you go...

Establishing and maintaining the correct hand position as you learn to ride will increase your control, reduce fatigue and improve your overall safety. Let's take a look at the hand positions you...

Even when we're not out on the snow, we like to be preparing for it. What better way to prepare for the rigours of snowmobiling than our 10 week fitness program? Sledfit is specially designed for...

Have you taken a look at our 10 week Sledfit fitness program? The idea behind it is to improve your fitness and thus make you a better rider. What's...

Ascending a slope may seem relatively simple but doing it well does take some practise. One of the most important things to remember is that you should never climb beyond your abilities -...

We're always looking to improve as riders and share our learnings with you! In this case, it's all about the basic descent! When you're descending, you should retain as much control as possible -...

If you're getting ready for a day out on the snow then you're probably thinking about what to pack. First of all, it's important to be prepared for every possible situation. While you want to have...

When you think of snowmobiling, you probably think that the difficult thing is riding the terrain. However, knowing how to read the your environent, especially when riding in technical terrain, is...

We all ride for one reason - because we love it. And what better way to ride than in the company of friends? With that in common, it's only logical that we all take the time to consider fellow...

When you're out in the wilderness on your snowmobile you should always carry a variety of tools in the event that your sled encounters a problem or simply to deal with the changing conditions. ...

The Location

Coquihalla Summit riding area is just off the Coquihalla Highway, Exit #228 (Britton Creek rest area) between Hope and Merritt. The area...

When you're racing along on your snowmobile in a mountainous region, it's fair to say that you're somewhat exposed to the elements! It's so important to have the right cold weather gear to stay...

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If you’re unfamiliar with our Sledfit fitness program then you can read all about it...

Surprisingly few people know about this particular tip. It’s simple and can potentially save a lot of hassle.

When attaching the safety chains to your tow vehicle, make sure the chains...

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