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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 day is the ability to get unstuck quickly and easily. There are some basic fundamentals that should be […]

  This season, it has been my objectivel to ride a minimum of 50 days in as many different places as I can muster. Having a regular job does not make that an easy endeavor to say the least! So far this year I have had the opportunity to ride all over BC and WA […]

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 issue is that the belt cannot be kinked, and takes up space, so it’s difficult to find a place to store them. Here’s […]

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 trail and power riding, neutral position turns are a fundamental skill. If you plan on progressing beyond intermediate level […]

Here I will talk about the correct body and foot positioning to use when you’re out on your sled. These should provide you with increased control and improve your overall safety. Body Positions – Hips and Shoulders Most of the techniques I reference here will be from a standing position. In this position, it is […]

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 features and conditions—here’s a breakdown of what to pay attention to, and how it can affect your safety. 1. Wind can displace tremendous amounts of […]

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 Avalanche Danger Ratings. http://schulich.ucalgary.ca/asarc/files/asarc/TriggeringOdds_Tar_Jamieson.pdf “Avalanche risk depends on the probability of an avalanche affecting people (or property) and the expected consequences. For the consequence term in our analysis, […]

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 season. Thankfully, with coaching from a sports Orthopedic surgeon, I have found some ways to mange it. Technically […]