Favorite type of terrain to ride
I’m a true lover of snowmobiling, so it’s difficult to give a straight answer. Riding an old growth tree zone on the Coast Mountains is very hard to beat!
What’s your “regular” job?
My primary income and full-time career is with Seaspan Marine within their operations department. Seaspan Marine provides services in all areas of nautical transportation with our river, harbor, coastal tugboats, and barges.
Interests and hobbies outside of snowmobiling
Dirt bikes, camping and exploring anywhere outside keeps me going during the “non-winter” months. I also have an obsessive ongoing restoration truck project. It’s a 1988 Power Ram ½ ton 4x4 pick-up. I’ve had it for 23 years and it holds a sentimental value greater than words.
What does That Ski-Doo Feeling mean to you?
When I was a pre-teen in the mid 90’s, my father and uncles all got into mountain snowmobiles. Some bought Arctic Cats, some bought Yamaha’s, some Polaris and some bought Ski-Doo. It was a very cool decade when the “big 4” OEM’s were racing forward every year with progression. Regardless of brand or where we rode, we never just went snowmobiling. We always went “Ski-Doo’n.” It didn’t matter what brand; we were always going “Ski-Doo’n”!
That Ski-Doo feeling extends to the vast history and origin of snowmobiles. For me, sharing the pure natural bliss accompanied with a sense of adrenaline and adventure with every snowmobile rider on earth. Now that’s a Ski-Doo feeling.
Favorite Ski-Doo model of all time
Hands down the 2021 Summit X 154” Turbo. Precision power delivery, deliberate throttle comfort, effortless control, safe and reliable, conqueror of mountain terrain, and did I mention it came with warranty!
How long have you been riding snowmobiles?
We got our first sled on the farm when I was 8. At 18 I stopped riding cold turkey for nearly a decade. I started again in 2010 and haven’t looked back since.
What’s the most fun you’ve ever had on a sled?
As an adult I’ve experienced so many truly incredible memories on Ski-Doo snowmobiles all over the world. I could never identify just one.
The most fun goes back to being a kid at Grandma and Grandpa McNolty’s on Christmas Eve. Three, four and sometimes five of my cousins would pile on my grandfather’s 540 Skandic Ski-Doo and ride around the property for hours laughing, screaming, and playing in the snow!
My most embarrassing moment on a sled is…
Showing up to the parking lot without the key to the super clamps.
Realizing the sled key is hanging on the one piece you left in the dry room that morning.
Pulling out your helmet to remember the liner is sitting in the laundry basket at home.
I cannot confirm or deny being part of such embarrassing moments lol.