2016 Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert Sled Set-Ups

10982313_451776368329520_6998465917446552309_nOur Backcountry Experts spend all winter out riding – with clients, consumers, film crews, and their buddies. Even on race courses. Everybody has theirown preferences, and some even like to try different set-ups and experiement with aftermarket items.

Here are how Ashley Chaffin, Jay Mentaberry and Jeremy Mercier set-up their mountain sleds.

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My 2016 Sled Set-Up: Ashley Chaffin’s Summit and Freeride

I couldn’t have asked for my year to start off any better! This season I’m pretty spoiled and get to start my season off in Wyoming! Alaska has such limited light this time of year and since we don’t have a ton of trees, visibility is low on those cloudy days. Wyoming is perfect to get some technical tree riding under my belt and the snow has been amazing! Setting up my sleds for the season has been so much fun. I have two sleds with different set-ups because the riding and terrain is so different in both locations and it is fun to test stuff out and see if it works best for me.

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Good Habits for Riding in Avalanche Terrain

PIC 3By Jeremy Mercier, Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert

So your group has taken some sort of Avalanche training…maybe attended one of the seminars at a Ski-Doo dealer that BRP puts on. Awesome. Now it’s time to get in the habit of practicing what you learned every time you head out into the backcountry.

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My Sled Set-Up: Jay Mentaberry’s Improved Stock Hillclimber

by Jay Mentaberry

Besides big mountain backcountry riding, I also race the full Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb (RMSHA) circuit. I’ve been racing for seven years; two in juniors, two in semi-pro, and three in the Pro class. I’m now racing in the premiere classes: 800 stock, Open stock, 800 Mod, Open Mod, and Open Improved.

Let me take you through my Open Improved sled that I just finshed prepping:

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by Carl Kuster

The winter of ’86 was the first time I got to go with my Dad to the mountains on a sled. That trip was to Valemount, BC with an awesome 79’ 340 TXC (10,000 miles showing on the broken speedo, haywire, duct tape AND bungee cords for a hood). It had a mix of 1-inch and 1-1/2 inch plastic paddles and a cut tunnel…oh yeah!

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Ski-Doo Helium Mountain Riding Gear

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Installing the LinQ Snowboard/Ski Rack

Watch Jeremy Mercier take you through the super simple installation of the LinQ snowboard and ski rack:

To buy, head to your Ski-Doo dealer or click here.

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Ski-Doo U: REV-XM Riser Block/Steering Position [VIDEO]

How should you position the handlebar on your Ski-Doo REV-XM platform-based mountain sled?  Ski-Doo backcountry expert Carl Kuster shows you in this video.

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Sled Skiing with Ski-Doo and Norona [VIDEO]

Summit sleds and skis and snowboards are a great combination, as Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert Dave Norona shows in this video.

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Epic Early Riding In Revy with Alford and Jenkins

by Tony Jenkins, Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert

When it's this deep, there's nothing like it.

When it’s this deep, there’s nothing like it.

First ride of the season was a huge success for me. I just had to travel 1,760+ miles to do it. Here’s the story.

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