NAME: Jonathan Anstey
DOB: September 24, 1984
Location: Deer Lake, NL
Riding Experience: 30 years
Current Ride: 2017 Polaris Axys RMK 155
I was born and raised on the West Coast of Newfoundland in the great town of Deer Lake, where I currently reside with my beautiful wife Susan and our little boy, Jay. With winter lasting nearly 7 months on the west coast of the island, snowmobiling was a way of life; it was even my ride to and from school for the better part of my childhood years. My passion for snowmobiling really came to life in 2005, the year I purchased my first “real” backcountry sled. From that day on, every waking moment was all about snowmobiles and everything surrounding it. The freedom and exhilaration cannot be matched and having those moments spent with some of greatest guys/gals I know, make for memories that will never be forgotten.
Tree Riding, Technical Steeps and Endless Boondocking through fields of powder.
Motorfist, Skinz Protective Gear, Ultimax Belts, Race-Rubber, Cheetah Factory Racing, Limenine, Munster Finger Throttles, Frankensled.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / CREDENTIALS
- Sledworthy Magazine Contributor
- Sledworthy Magazine Photographer
- Certified Guide
- AST 1
- Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certified
- Canada Safety Council Snowmobile Operator Certified
- Cold Water/Ice Rescue Certified
- Appearances in Boondockers Snowmobile Films
- Owner/Operator/Guide Sledcore Ride Clinics
- Article featured in Inside Labrador
- Article featured in McGraw-Hill Education publication
POWDER or SPRING CORN?
That’s a tough one, but you cant beat those blower days in waist deep POW!
WHAT’S IN YOUR KIT?
The one thing I have learned over the years is you can never be too prepared and there is never enough storage on a snowmobile. In my kit you will find:
- Extra Goggles
- Extra Gloves
- Extra Balaclava
- Frankensled Backcountry Flashlight Kit
- Backcountry First Aid Kit
- Lighter & Matches
- Tow Strap
- Avy Beacon
- Extra snacks
- Camera (video, DSLR, GoPro)
- Re-vamped tool kit with all necessary tools needed to work on snowmobile
- Electrical Tape
- Rabbit Wire
- Zip Ties