Snowmobilers will be able to attend an avalanche awareness seminar free of charge at 24 Ski-Doo dealerships in Canada, 28 in the lower 48 United States and 5 in Alaska. The seminars are unique in that they are snowmobile focused and led by qualified snowmobilers from a perspective that informs, entertains and engages the audience. Most sessions will be combined with in-store special events and are open to owners of all snowmobile brands.
For complete details on each seminar, head to the Events page of ski-doo.com and choose “Avalanche Seminar” from the pull-down menu.
Canadian Avalanche Awareness Seminar schedule
The Canadian sessions are led by Carole Savage, the snowmobile program coordinator for the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC). The CAC is world renowned for providing quality education and public information for those seeking back-country access. Carole is an AST 1 certified instructor, completed CAA Industry Operations Level 2 and has been working with BRP on outreach programs for three years across British Columbia and Alberta.
October 16 Edmonton, AB Martin Motor Sports –West side store
October 17 Edmonton, AB Martin Motor Sports – South side store
October 23 St. Paul, AB Power Merchants
October 24 Lethbridge, AB Mr R’s Ltd.
October 25 Brooks, AB A & E Racing and Marine
October 26 Quebec City, QC Adrenaline Sports Extreme
October 27 Quebec City, QC Adrenaline Sports Extreme
October 29 Grassland, AB Grassland Trailer and Ski-Doo
October 30 St. Albert, AB Riverside Honda & Ski-doo
November 1 Grand Prairie, AB Stojan’s Power Sports and Marine
November 8 Saskatoon, SK FFun Motorsports
November 12 Prince Albert, SK Pines PSM
November 14 Alberta Beach, AB Ecko Marine
November 15 Red Deer, AB Turple Brothers
November 16 Cochrane, AB Bow Ridge Sports
November 20 Kelowna, BC Banner Recreation & Marine
November 21 Vernon, BC Banner Recreation & Marine
November 22 Chilliwack, BC Greater Vancouver Powersports
November 23 Surrey, BC Greater Vancouver Powersports
November 24 Courtenay, BC Courtenay Motorsports
November 27 Kamloops, BC RTR Performance
November 28 100 Mile House, BC Performance All Terrain & Rentals
November 29 Prince George, AB Forest Power Sports
November 30 Terrace, BC Kickstart Motorsports
U.S. Lower 48 Avalanche Awareness Seminar schedule
Classes conducted in the western United States are led by Mike Duffy of Avalanche 1, a recognized snowmobile expert in avalanche awareness. Mike is an American Avalanche Association Level I, Level II and AVPRO Level III qualified instructor, teaches at Colorado Mountain College and has been involved in snowmobile specific avalanche awareness courses since 2005.
October 9 Kalispel, MT Jesco Marine & Power Sports
October 10 Missoula, MT Gull Boats & RV
October 12 Coeur D’ Alene, ID Specialty Recreation &Marine LLC
October 15 Brooklyn Park, MN Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
October 16 Worthington, MN Jaycox Implement Inc.
October 17 Madison, SD Interlakes Sports Center
October 18 Toronto, SD Roelofsen Implement, Inc.
October 20 Loveland, CO Felker Motorsports Inc.
October 25 Yakima, WA Premier Powersports
October 26 Lynwood, WA Lynwood Motoplex
October 27 Longview, WA Pro Caliber Motorsports Inc.
October 30 Steamboat, CO Steamboat Powersports
November 1 Rexburg, ID Rexburg Motor Sports
November 2 Caldwell, ID Birds of Prey Motorsports
November 5 (Brigham City) Honeyville, UT Frank May Ski-Doo & ATV Inc
November 7 Kamas, UT Weller Recreation Inc
November 8 (Springville) Provo, UT Utah Valley Powersports
November 9 Mandan, ND Moritz Sport & Marine
November 13 Cody, WY Roger’s Sport Center
November 14 Gillette, WY Action Motorsports Inc
November 15 Casper, WY Driven Powersports Inc
November 16 (Lakewood) Denver, CO RPM Motorsports
November 17 Issaquah, WA I-90 Motorsports
December 5 Johnson Creek, WI Rob’s Performance Motorsports
December 8 Granby, CO Powerworld LLC
December 13 Montrose, CO Montrose Implement
U.S. Alaska Avalanche Awareness schedule
In Alaska seminars are conducted by the North America Outdoor Institute (NAOI) based in Wasilla, Alaska. NOAI has certified professional instructors who are American Avalanche Association Level I, II and Professional members, AIARE certified trainers with Avalanche Level I and II, SOLO Wilderness First Aid, First Response and WEMT trainers. All instructors are long time riders with more than 10 years experience riding and teaching. This will be NAOI’s second season working with BRP and Ski-Doo dealers.
October 13 Anchorage, AK Alaska Mining and Diving Supply
October 13 Soldotna, AK River and Sea Marine
October 27 Eagle River, AK Team CC, Inc.
November 11 Wasilla, AK Team CC, Inc.
November 10 Fairbanks, AK Compeau’s Inc