Describe yourself in 3 words
Beard, Boost and Rock’n roll (was that 4 words already).
How did your interest in sleds start?
Even though I rode my grandfather’s old Lynx and Ockelbos from the age of 5, I wasn’t really interested in snowmobiling at all. I’ve had several motocross bikes ever since and I found that it much more interesting motorsport year-round when I was younger. Then I bought my very first snowmobile on a whim in 2013. It was a trail sled, but was still OK off trails. I got hooked. Next season I bought a new sled for deep snow and I’m still on the same journey. Still hooked. Never going back. Ever.
Describe That Ski-Doo Feeling
Out riding with a group of friends. Snow flying over the hood filling your helmet blocking your vision on a descent (which doesn’t happen too often where I live). Doing it over and over again and forgetting your mouth is open when smiling ear to ear. When your helmet gets a brimful of snow, you get a mouthful, making you cough hard... It doesn’t matter since that Ski-Doo feeling is way beyond everything else.
What’s your “real job?”
I’m an installation foreman and co-owner in a company which manufactures and installs traffic signs and traffic safety equipment.
Who makes up your typical riding crew?
I try to ride with as many different groups as I can. Since everyone has different habits and routines it doesn’t get boring. It’s interesting to see how people use different methods to do the same things in very different ways. FYI: We travel several hundred kms every time we want to find deep snow. And usually it still isn’t deep enough.
Favorite place to ride?
Many… just to name a few: Pemberton, BC and Riksgränsen Sweden