About the Snow Chimps
Scott Chisholm & Andrew Thompson are the founders of Vernon Snow MX and Snow Chimps. Together we plan, ride, film, and edit videos for our enjoyment, and for sharing on YouTube.
We are former snowmobilers who were early adopters of snowbikes – and we’ve never looked back!
Where We Ride
We explore various riding areas around Sicamous, Revelstoke, Enderby, Lumby, and deeper into the Monashee mountains.
What We Ride (And Why)
Our last few bikes have been Husqvarna FC 450s and our track kits are typically, but not exclusively, made by Yeti Snow MX.
We choose track-oriented bikes because they offer the most horsepower, lightest weight, and they rev nice and high so we don’t have to shift gears all of the time.
We typically ride Yeti track kits because they are lighter and seem to have a more efficient power delivery from the motorcycle to the track.
Bike Build Specifics
Husqvarna FC 450s
Yeti 129 SS (Scott)
Yeti 129 FR (Andrew)
SRT Aluminum Radiator Guards
Riders Edge Thermostat & Housing
Riders Edge Air Intake Kit
Riders Edge Radiator Shutoff Valve
Riders Edge Heated Handlebars
Trail Tech TTO Digital Temperature Gauge
Riders Edge ‘A’ Bar Clamp w/ Gauge Mount & Fastway Handguard Mounts
Riders Edge ‘Works’ Suspension (Forks)
Snowbike Shop Fork Savers
Riders Edge Snowbike Footpegs
Big Boy Shifter
Saddle by Seat Concepts
Riders Edge Light Mounting Bracket
Speed Demon 6″ LED Light Bar
Giant Loop MoJavi Bags
Giant Loop Fender Bag
Giant Loop Revelstoke Tunnel Bag
Motorsport Booster Charge Cables
Micro Start Sport
Our YouTube Channel
Here are some topics to give you some ideas as to what we cover on our channel.
- Building a Mountain Savvy Snowbike
- Snowbiking for Beginners
- Learning to Carve a Snowbike
- Towing a Snowbike
- Navigating Using a GPS
- Snowbiking Safety
- Best Snowbikes for Beginners
- How to Get Unstuck
- and more!
Wanna Sponsor Us?
Well, that is flattering! Here’s the deal.
Companies do send us stuff from time to time. If we like it, we tell others. If we don’t like it, we tell you. If, however, we buy stuff with our hard earned money and we don’t like it, it will likely become part of one or more of our videos. This simple formula allows us to create content, share our findings with others, and maintain our integrity. Cool?
The Snowbike Gathering
We organized a couple of really fun Snowbike gatherings in years past but future events have been put on hold due to the relatively high risk nature of getting so many snow bikers riding in a single area at one time. Check out the website to take a look back at our historic events. Visit website.
If Facebook is your thing, you can find us at facebook.com/vernonsnowmx. If you need a quick response from us, best to send us an email. Cool?
We have a bunch of other stuff that goes on in the dirt. For information visit our sister website DirtChimps.ca.
Pretty Cool Software
We make some pretty cool software, called DATS (Digital Action Tracking System) that is used by organizations of all sizes. It’s not unusual for us to meet a new customer, or an existing customer, by way of our events and YouTube channels. Perhaps check it out. If you are interested in chatting, that’s awesome!