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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 Limber up program. This program is 3 days a week for 3 weeks – for a total of 9 work outs that should […]

As riders are at different levels of ability, my posts and articles will be tagged with Basic Riding Technique, Intermediate Riding Technique or Advanced Riding Technique. Let’s take a look at what I mean by Advanced Riding: The majority of these rides will be off trail in complex terrain which will be steep, mountainous and populated […]

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 down, there is one that you have to get your sled back up. This task becomes especially difficult when extracting inoperable or unrideable equipment. […]

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 should be using when on your sled: Brake Hand Your brake hand should have one finger on the brake at all times. Period. […]

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 – particularly those of descending and turn outs. If you’re not comfortable navigating down the terrain afterwards then it’s best to reassess. Essentially, […]

When you think of snowmobiling, you probably think that the difficult thing is riding the terrain. However, knowing how to read the your environment, especially when riding in technical terrain, is a skill that’s often overlooked. When you are riding in technical terrain, you need to strike a balance between carrying enough momentum to climb […]