Ron Jeremy doesn’t go snowmobiling very often. But when he does, he whips out his 174” track and starts ramming it into all the nastiest zones. Of course that’s not true. The guy’s a chubby, senior citizen pornstar. And even though he’d fit right in at the Quartz Creek parking lot, the only thing he knows about riding lines in the mountains is snorting cocaine off a stripper’s tits. My point is this: Ron Jeremy would probably suck at snowmobiling, even though he’d be famous Read more […]
Photos by Nick Reedy The Honey Hole It’s early Friday afternoon and I have had just about enough of work for the week. While the emails and problems continue to roll in and pile up my mind begins to drift further and further away from my desk. I glance out the window and gaze longingly at the snowcapped peaks. Tomorrow cannot come soon enough I think as my computer dings with another incoming email alert. It’s a hot day in mid-February. High pressure has ridged out any snowstorms Read more […]
Local Golden riders Riley Suhan and Brandon Wiesener took to the Spring conditions in their backyard with videographers 403 Media.
For more on the conditions in Golden, check out SledGolden.com, but from what we hear – things be warm! Better hurry before it’s gone!
What is it like to ride with the face of backcountry sledding? A friend and I had opportunity to ride with Chris at his location in Buena Vista, Colorado. Here is an account of my experience at Burandt’s Backcountry Adventure. We were told to arrive at Chris’ shop at 9am. His location is roughly 6 miles north of town on a country road. We were concerned we were on the right road until we saw the unmistakable Monster Energy trailer. After pulling in the Read more […]
All images by Brandy Floyd For Love of the Sport My attitude coming into this season has had a bit of a change from that of years past. With the recent rash of bad winters, along with a lot of personal growth and a few small hurdles I have experienced over the last few years, I came into this season with a lot to learn and wanting a bit of redemption. However, let me clarify exactly what I mean by redemption. I came into this season seeking what got me into the sport in the first place—the Read more […]
All In Rarely are we content with the chips we have. Everyone wants to double up but only a few can stomach the double down. The facts are that when you go all in, you either win big or you lose big. Great experiences don’t accidentally happen; if you want to put in more days on snow, it’s an active decision. Riding deep powder in breathtaking mountain zones requires you to put things in place, even if you’re not sure if the gamble will pay off. The possibility of failure is very real, Read more […]
The Sled Bum Chronicles: Vancouver Island Escape Ever since I first began sledding in winter 2008, my obsession with exploring and adventure has been fulfilled. Sledding has ruined mountain biking, snowboarding and many other similar outdoor sports for me as none of them can top the rush of riding a snowmobile—and the freedom from singletrack trails and lift lines. The snow-caked mountains of BC have provided endless terrain and some of the deepest powder I could possibly imagine. As Read more […]
This year I decided to keep a journal of my riding days. It’s fun to be able to look back on specific days and highlights that happened through out the season. In my daily reports I include things like where I’m riding, what elevations, who I am with, the weather forecast for the day, the avalanche forecast and so forth. I make weather and snow observations, things like foot penetration, snow depth and avalanche activity. I also include pictures and videos. I’ve had my share of ups and downs Read more […]
Instinct is the intangible force that has stopped us. This blood-compass that we’ve learned so many times to trust has altered our trajectory and forward movement has ceased. It’s early afternoon and Rob Alford and I are sitting on the toe of a massive glacier that we’re trying to go up and over on. The sky is white, the ground is white and our danger senses are tingling. Ahead of us is a clear path through a large serac field but we’re not exactly sure where it is and we can’t Read more […]
For some of us, sledding started as a way to escape the hustle and bustle of ski hills and feel the freedom of backcountry snowboarding by way of untouched powder in places that only a sled could access. Heli-boarding is too structured, cat-boarding is too slow and both are too expensive to do every day all day, so using sleds is the next best thing. There are no rules on a sled, no referee, no patrol, no guide, no safety net, no boundaries, and the only limit is yourself; it’s the ultimate in freedom Read more […]