Aleah Hockin is a back-country snowmobile guide and coach. Aleah started Savage Sisters Guided Snow Adventures to help empower women in the back-country, whether to hone snowmobiling skills or just help women feel more confident shuttling skiers and boarders.
Aleah has worked as a back-country guide for the previous three winters guiding mostly men. She has been a back-country rider for almost 20 years. Believing in the number of women in the sport and the gender communication gap, Aleah saw a need to create a safe, fun, empowering environment for women to progress their snowmobiling skills. Aleah coaches women on how to become confident, comfortable, and competent in the back-country.
Aleah is CPR, first-aid, and Avy I certified. She is available for group or individual coaching or just a guided ride on private and forest service land.
Living in Colorado, I started snowmobiling when I was 5 years old on a 1994 480 Yamaha Phazer. With this sled, I started to learn the basics of backcountry snowmobiling. After a few years, I upgraded to a 2006 600 Ski-doo. This allowed me to push my limits in the trees and hill climbs. My confidence grew as my skills continued to progress. I also started making trips up to Wyoming to get a better understanding of the industry and the riders in it. Each time I got out on that sled, I fell more in love with the sport.
Fast forward 4 years, and now I am on a 2014 Skidoo Summit X 163”. I continuously strive to learn more about technical mountain riding and improve my skills. I love riding with different groups and watching the different techniques that are being implemented. I ride in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. One of my favorite things about the sport is accessing terrain that many people don’t get to see in their entire lives. I am so lucky to be able to do something I love and have my sponsors support me!
Right now, I spend most of my time attending the University of Colorado Boulder in hopes of owning and operating a snowmobile lodge to share my love for the sport with new and experienced riders.