The class that may save a life (2016)
Every Back Country Snowmobiler who rides in mountainous regions of the country should already be aware of some basic safety information before ever unloading their snowmobile at the parking lot. You should already know that you need a Shovel, Beacon and Probe before heading out riding in the back country… but do you know how to use it or more importantly do you know how to recognize and avoid avalanche terrain before you even get into an area that may cause trouble for you? Did you know that the #1 cause of death in an avalanche situation is riding partners of the victim have inadequate training to pull off a rescue? If you are one of the tens of thousands of riders in America and Canada that have little to no actual avalanche safety training then this article is for you! BRP is sponsoring Avalanche Rescue Skills Classes all over the US and Canada this season. I have personally attended Professional Instructor Mike Duffy’s Avy Safety Classes every year since 2008. Mike’s Class offers the necessary information to help you and your riding partners gain the training and knowledge to help with risk management and avalanche rescue scenarios. I have become one of Mike’s biggest advocates and help him promote his classes every year since I personally experienced his training save the life of one of my riding buddies back in 2008 only two weeks after attending the class for the first time! So with out any further words from me let me share with you the information for these incredible and “FREE” classes! Please attend… you will not be disappointed!
FREE BRP Avalanche Rescue Skills Classes
New “Avalanche Rescue Skills”
Classroom session with hands-on, demonstrations, Powerpoint and video. This is the next step in classroom education. Emphasis is on avalanche transceivers and rescue techniques. Class will start with a quick review on avalanche accidents, how not to get caught and reading avalanche reports. Will progress to more advanced avalanche rescue techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their avalanche gear to class (transceiver, shovel, probe, pack).
Nov. 4 6 p.m. Grand Junction, CO All Terrain Motorsports Call 970-434-4874 or JJ@all-terrainmoto.com
Nov. 7 2 p.m. Granby, CO Powerworld LLC Call Bill (970) 887-9337 or email@example.com
Nov. 23 6 p.m. Rifle, CO Rifle Performance Motorsports Call (970) 625-2041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 9 6 p.m. Rexburg, ID Rexburg Motor Sports Call (208) 356-4000
Oct. 20 6 p.m. Coeur D”alene Specialty Recreation Call (208) 667-3571
Nov. 19 6 p.m. Sioux City, IA Sioux City Yamaha/Can-am Call 712-277-3500 or email@example.com
Nov. 20 6 p.m. Mason City, IA House Of Sports Call John (641) 424-2861 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 11 6 p.m. Marquette, MI MarquettePowersports Call Ryan (888) 606-5714 or email@example.com Awareness, Avoidance and Rescue class.
Oct. 13 6 p.m. White Bear Lake, MN Tousley Motorsports Call (651) 483-8296 Awareness, avoidance and rescue class.
Oct. 14 6 p.m. Worthington, MN Jaycox Implement Call (507) 376-3147
Oct. 15 6 p.m. Alexandria, MN Ollie’s Service Call (320) 763-4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 16 6 p.m. Minnepaolis, MN Minneapolis Motorsports Call (763) 634-0244 Awareness, avoidance and rescue class.
Nov. 10 6 p.m. Duluth, MN Duluth Lawn and Sport Call (218) 628-3718
Oct. 21 6 p.m. Missoula, MT Gull Boats Call Rick (406) 549-6169 or email@example.com
Oct. 22 6 p.m. Great Falls, MT Addictive Powersports Call (406) 761-0303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 1 6 p.m. Minot, ND Wild Bill’s Motorsports Call 701-852-4280 Awareness, avoidance and rescue class.
Oct. 2 6 p.m. Mandan, ND Moritz Sport And Marine Cal 701-222-2000 or email@example.com
Nov. 17 6 p.m. Sioux Falls, SD Vern Eide Motoplex Call (605) 221-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org Awareness, avoidance and rescue class
Nov. 18 6 p.m. Toronto, SD Roelofsen Implement Inc Call (605) 794-2131 or email@example.com
Oct. 6 6 p.m. Brigham City, UT Frank May Ski-Doo & ATV Inc. Call Frank May (435) 279-8421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 7 6 p.m. Kamas, UT Weller Recreation Inc. Call (435) 783-4718 or email@example.com
Oct. 8 6 p.m. Salt Lake City, UT High Adventure Powersports Call 801-924-9244
Nov. 5 6 p.m. Springville, UT Utah Valley Powersports Call (801) 491-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 6 6 p.m. Ogden, UT ADS Motorsports Call (801) 393-4561
Oct. 23 6 p.m. Spokane, WA All Sports Call 800-359-4884Avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class.
Oct. 27 6 p.m. Vancouver, WA Pro Caliber Call 866-796-5020
Oct. 28 6 p.m. Enumclaw, WA Clem’s Enumclaw Powersports Call (360) 825-4502
Oct. 29 6 p.m. Issaquah, WA I-90 Motorsports Call 425-391-4490
Oct. 30 6 p.m. Mt. Vernon, WA Lifestyles Honda Call 360-416-3950
Nov. 12 6 p.m. Appleton, WI Ecklund Motorsports Call Todd (920) 734-7134 or email@example.com
Nov. 13 6 p.m. Johnson Creek, WI Rob’s Performance Motorsports Call Kory or Jackie (920) 699-3288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep. 25 6 p.m. Laramie, WY TNT Motorsports. Call 307-755-5050
Sep. 26 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Casper, WY Keg and Kork 5371 Blackmore Rd. Transceiver training on the hour.
Sep. 30 6 p.m. Gillette, WY Action Motorsports Inc. Call (307) 687-0737
Hope to see you there! Bring your riding partners.
Avalanche education for mountain riders.