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  • n. An activity specific to snowmobiling, where a snomobile attempts to ride as far as possible up a steep slope, then turn and come down without rolling or stalling on the hill.


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  • Corporal Craig Douglass, an RCMP spokesman, said the men were not high-marking at the time of the slide - that's when snowmobilers deliberately drive straight up a slope.

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  • "I don't think we're going to be a high-marking Fevola/Brown-type forward line, where you've got two gun players this like Saturday night," he said.

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  • Witnesses said the avalanche was triggered by a snowmobiler "high-marking" as part of a competition between riders on the souped-up machines to see who could drive the farthest up the mountain - a theory that the report corroborates, although it notes that "some of what we have been told is unsubstantiated." Top Stories

  • "And when you get into things like high-marking, it's basically drag racing up a mountain."

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  • Mr. Hoffman concedes that the growing popularity of turbo-charged sleds has likely contributed to the rising interest in extreme snowmobiling activities such as high-marking, a test of skill and machine that involves attempting to ascend as far as possible up steep slopes.

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  • "It's just one of those tragic accidents where high-marking initiated and triggered an avalanche," he said.

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  • Staff Sergeant Marko Shehovac said the man was high-marking, or seeing how high up the mountain he could ride, when the snow came down on top of him.

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  • But there was fresh snow in the area and the high-marking competition between the men triggered the slide.

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  • An Associated Press report further fingered the high-marking of three daredevil snowmobilers.

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  • Kyle Hale of Golden Search and Rescue told the newspaper that high-marking "seems to be the apparent cause of the accident."

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