Hunter Houle Fatally Injured At Pine Lake



Hunter Houle, a rising star on the cross-country racing scene, suffered fatal injuries in a pre-race crash on Pine Lake Friday. Houle, the son of snowmobile racing legend Steve Houle, was making a run on the lake when the accident occurred. There were no witnesses, however, it was reported that USXC officials responded to a report of a rider down on the course, where Houle was found unconscious. He was immediately tended to and transported by air to the Twin Cities but could not be revived.

The news of his passing sent a somber wave through the pit area at the ISOC snocross national in Shakopee, Minnesota, where Steve Houle was working in his long-time role with Tucker Hibbert’s Monster Energy/Arctic Cat/Ram Truck team. In addition, Hunter was a member of the Christian Brothers Racing team, who fields multi-rider squads in both cross-country and snocross and was especially devastated by the tragedy.

We at RideX365 have known Steve Houle and his family for over 25 year and while our interaction with Hunter was brief, we had developed a tradition of crossing paths on Pine Lake each December, where he would always throw out a big number one in mid race. Words cannot express our heartfelt condolences for Steve and Charlene Houle tonight.


  1. Rodney Theilman Racine Wisconsin

    January 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I have been a Steve and Mike Houle fan since they raced for Pro Five Racing .Then with Ski Doo .His Uncle Mike has to be the Best oval racer in the history of the sport.Who doesnt remember Him and his Mod 3 purple screamer.And at Antigo facing for Pro Five when Mike left the ice in turn three and hit the fence about 150 feet away and then Steve came off his Machine as he crossed the finish line.My heart goes out to the Steve Houle Family God bless you Amen.

  2. Joe

    January 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    He was such a good friend I will miss him