KYODY BEAUTIFUL

About 10 years ago, Craig Borden from Rugged Edge made a Facebook post with an unbelievable photograph of an Arctic Cat snowmobile launching a monstrous drop in Newfoundland’s Lewis Hills. This area is known for its blazing rocks – a “Red Sun Cone” that offers excellent terrain for brave and skilled riders. It was a […]

Numbers Game

Numbers Game I recently attended a party to celebrate a woman’s 79th and 83rd birthday. When asked about the apparent “double down” on her birth dates, she turned her head conspiratorially and explained; “Now you know what it was like in those days. Me sister had me, but my grandmother raised me – so they […]

Keep Kool

‘Keep Kool’ With nearly 2 decades of filming the Boondockers snowmobile series, we’ve logged a shocking pile of miles on our machines, met some pretty incredible characters and visited the most amazing riding environments on the planet. Witnessed many advancements in snowmobile technology, watched riders push the sport’s limits beyond our wildest imagination, and of […]

Lucky Lucas

I’ve had the good fortune to meet a lot of incredible characters throughout the 15 years we’ve been producing Boondockers Backcountry Snowmobile Videos, but one of my most memorable experiences was the ride I shared last winter with Brian Seaward and his son Lucas – an outrageously talented father and son combo who’ve been chasing each […]

Life Preserver

Knowing that this might further perpetuate a horrible rumour, I am yet again writing a story that features Brian Seaward; who BTW is definitely not dead! “… is definitely not dead!” Anyone that visits this site regularly is aware that Brian has been featured in two of my most recent Boondockers articles. It started innocently enough […]

Seaworthy

The first time we came in contact with Brian Seaward was immediately following a 68cm snowstorm that had locked us down at Strawberry Hill Resort on Newfoundland’s west coast for two and a half days. My Father, three of my uncles (Dominic, Pat and Allan) and the three Smallwood boys (Ramsay, Bill and Joey) were […]

See Word

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my last article and the difficulties I was having with a rental sled that wasn’t performing anywhere near to my liking. First of all, I can’t imagine any manufacturer releasing a machine that offered such a terrible handling package. Secondly, I’ve spoken to some friends who’ve ridden […]

Wrecked It

We had a great snowmobile ride on Newfoundland’s West Coast last weekend – but it didn’t start out that way. We stayed at Strawberry Hill Resort where the beds were more than comfortable, the grub was plentiful and satisfying, the company superb and the snow conditions were decent. We rode right from the camp door […]

Sick

Last month we headed out for the season’s first snowmobile adventure on Newfoundland’s West Coast despite a sickening forecast. We’d been warned of the anemic snow conditions but were anxious to break in our sleds; and figured the worst case scenario was a good party in Corner Brook on Friday Night. Some sick on Saturday. […]

Klim Crab

I went commercial crab fishing last spring and as unbelievable as that might seem in its own right, I chose to wear a suit of Klim protective outerwear for the occasion. Some might think I’m crazy for wearing such an expensive snowmobile suit on a fishing boat and God knows the crew had a great […]

Klim Again

I remember when a faded navy coloured, button down, long sleeve, casual dress, Ralph Lauren ‘Polo Shirt’ first arrived at our house. It was a gift from my brother’s girlfriend (now wife Raylene) – meant for him but shared by all of us. In a family of four boys, all born within four years, the […]

Lot of Luck

Lucky Pierre shows up for work on Monday morning with a broken hand in a sling. His co-workers meet him at the cooler and noticing the cast exclaim – “Hey Pierre, what’s with the arm? You don’t look so lucky today!” “Ahhhh…” says Pierre, “You have no idea! This weekend you see I go to […]