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Thanks to Nina over at the Clymb for this one... as I'm about to head out into the woods for my second (annual?) hunting trip, I only hope the poor deer is OK so I have a chance to miss it wildly with a long distance shot;) The slowmo playback of the guy bailing after running up the but of this deer is priceless... props to the guy riding for keeping it in frame... looks like he's all Matrixed up gliding there!

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Props to the Snomobile.com blog for turning us on to an amazing partnership between Arctic Cat and Amber Holt.  As we all know, it's way easier to head down to your local snowmobile shop and buy some new gear and snowboard racks than it is to learn to ride the right way. What Amber does is teach high level (and beginner) skills for backcountry snowmobiling.  Every extreme sport is technical in nature, and few are more technical than snowmobiling in fresh powder and in steep terrain.  There are mountain skills, mechanical skills, and riding skills all coming in to play...

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Sweet backcountry riding is one of the primary draws for getting into snow sledding or powderboarding.  Mountain Sled magazine did a great feature on how to do that in style when they featured the Crystal Ridge development at Valemont. Getting easy(er) access to great riding is a passion of mine so I was so excited to read about what the great folks at Valemont Area Recreation Development Association have done.  Building an access road to the top of amazing terrain is the holy grail of snowmobile snowboarding.  It's worth a trip to their page just for the amazing sled skiing...

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Gotta love the deep stuff... when there is snow out there in plentiful amounts, life make so much more sense... Here is the first video we love... Kootenay Influence Ep.5 January 17th from Dylan Siggers on Vimeo. First off, this is a very simple video... one go pro, one song, 2 camera angles... so why does it work? Tougher still, even though there is tons of snow, the light isn't great... so how did a good video get created? I think it's the framing... even with the bad light, that is countered by the footage having the skier square in the...

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Number 1: Our first featured snowmobile race is the Volga River based cross country world championship... yes, I know it won't be in Russia until 2015, but how cool would it be to race up the Volga river!  They're only doing snowcross right now, but cross country is on the way! Number 2: The the Sault - what a place... paradise in the summer and winter, with beautiful countryside and fantastic lakes.  The International 500 is a great race, it gets the whole community out and the party is possibly the best part!  What's not to like about that! While...

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