Duncan Lee

Allow me to introduce the legendary D. Lee, better known as the California Kid in the vast expanses of Canada. D. Lee is not just a key partner for us at Soul Rides, but also a driving force in transforming the avalanche culture within the North American motorized community. With his expertise and passion, he plays a vital role in our interactive avalanche outreach tours across the United States of America each fall.

With over twenty years of real-world mountain experience under his belt, Duncan (or D. Lee) brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table. He has worked closely with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, making significant contributions to the development of their groundbreaking motorized avalanche curriculum. His dedication and expertise have been instrumental in honing the skills and awareness of motorized enthusiasts, ensuring they have the knowledge and tools to navigate the backcountry safely.

While D. Lee is primarily active in the United States, you may occasionally catch him shredding the slopes and collaborating with the Soul Rides team in Canada. His passion for the sport he loves drives him to make a difference, not just in his own adventures but also in the lives of fellow enthusiasts.

So keep your eyes peeled for the California Kid, D. Lee, as he continues to leave an indelible mark on the motorized community. With his boundless energy, experience, and dedication, he’s a true inspiration and catalyst for change. Together with Soul Rides, he’s shaping the future of the sport and ensuring that every rider can enjoy the backcountry with safety, knowledge, and an unwavering love for the mountains.


  • Wilderness First Responder
  • A.I.A.R.E Lead Instructor
  • A.I.A.R.E Instructor Trainer
  • American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Pro Level 2
  • Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association