FREE Avalanche Awareness Seminars at Ski-Doo Dealers in Fall 2012

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 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

November 20   Durango, CO                          Fun Center Inc

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>