Gear you hope you never need

Morakniv offers a wide selection of fixed blade knives suitable for tough backcountry use. — Timothy Fowler photo It’s a good day when your life jacket stays dry, your survival gear remains packed and your avalanche gear never goes bang. Truth is, you pack all those things hoping you never have to deploy them, but […]

Gear you hope you never need

It’s a good day when your life jacket stays dry, your survival gear remains packed and your avalanche gear never goes bang. Truth is, you pack all those things hoping you never have to deploy them, but when you do, your life probably depends on it. Here is some survival gear from this year’s S.H.O.T. […]

Say what? Clear hand signals for sledders

Tactical teams, loading-dock hands and airport gate marshals all use hand signals for a reason––they need to communicate clearly, quickly and silently––lives depend on it. You and your sled crew should establish a set of hand signals, watch for them, use them and follow them––your life and the life of your fellow sledders depend on […]

Go Snowmobiling campaign is a success

The Go Snowmobiling campaign has been a great success. Clubs, groups, and associations across North America have held military rides, political rides, and often just have fun holding snowmobile rides with friends and family alike. There is still a good bit of winter to come this year and trails and riding areas in many parts […]

Whitecourt Trailblazers VIP & Media Ride

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020, at noon Location: Whitecourt, Alberta, at the Eagle River Staging Area The Annual VIP & Media Ride features MLA’s, MP’s, Mayors, Municipal Councillors and other dignitaries, TV, Radio, and Newspaper media, as well as Executive Members of the ASA and members of the Whitecourt Trailblazers Snowmobile Club. Plan to arrive at […]

Fox Creek’s 50th Anniversary Rally

The Golden Triangle Trail runs through Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills, Alberta. Photo courtesy Golden Triangle Trail Date: January 31 – February 2, 2020 Location: Fox Creek Community Hall The Northland Sno-Goers are hosting Fox Creek’s 50th anniversary rally. Friday: Meet and greet social and registration from 6 – 10 p.m. Saturday: Registration from […]

Golden Triangle Iron Sledder Challenge

The Golden Triangle Trail runs through Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills, Alberta. Photo courtesy Golden Triangle Trail The 350-kilometre Golden Triangle Trail connects the communities of Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills. The trail consists of varied terrain with warm-up shelters located throughout the trail system. Check out the award-winning trails that provide hours […]