Valcourt, Québec - BRP is expanding its outreach program on avalanche safety awareness into the western United States. The program was launched in Western Canada last year.
From September through November a qualified avalanche safety instructor will provide free courses at 21 BRP Ski-Doo dealerships in Canada and 19 others in the United States. The courses are open to owners of all snowmobile brands and are presented from a snowmobiler's perspective. Attendees can expect an informative, interactive and fun evening. Many sessions will be combined with in-store special events.
Support from the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) for BRP's outreach program has been very strong right from the beginning. "These sessions are a great introduction to the knowledge needed to manage avalanche risk in the backcountry," Ian Tomm, executive director of the CAC, said. "With help from BRP, we're hopeful that participants will be encouraged to take even more training."
"We saw the need to partner with the CAC in furthering avalanche awareness and education," Robert Lumley, vice-president, Sales and Marketing, Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo, said. "We were pleased by the large turnout and keen interest demonstrated by snowmobilers in Canada and thus decided to expand the program to the western part of the United States."
For more information on the program or the schedule for avalanche awareness courses, visit www.ski-doo.com, the Ski-Doo Elevation Mountain Blog, or Ski-Doo Mountain Facebook page.
The schedule is also below.
Avalanche Safety Awareness Presentation Schedule
To sign up for a course contact the host dealer. Dealer contact information can be found at www.ski-doo.com.
2011 Canadian Schedule:
November 8 Playmor Power Products Ltd. Cresent Valley, BC
November 9 Banner Recreational Products Kelowna, BC
November 10 Banner Recreational Products Vernon, BC
November 11 Reichert Sales and Service Tulameen, BC
November 15 No Limits Motorsports Squamish, BC
November 16 Ski and Trail Powersports Ltd. Langley, BC
November 17 Greater Vancouver Powersports Chilliwack, BC
November 18 Greater Vancouver Powersports Surrey, BC
November 22 Performance All Terrain and Rentals 100 Mile House, BC
November 23 Forest Powersports Ltd. Prince George, BC
November 26 Courtenay Motorsports Courtenay, BC
2011 United States Schedule
November 2 Enumclaw Powersports Enumclaw, WA
November 3 Rexburg Motorsports Rexburg, ID
November 4 Water World Medford, OR
November 6 Lifestyles Recreational Products Mt. Vernon, WA
November 8 High Adventure Power Sports Salt Lake City, UT
November 9 Renegade Powersports Logan, UT
November 10 ADS Motorsports Odgen, UT
November 11 Roelefson Implement Toronto, SD
November 15 Rocky Mountain Motorsports Rock Springs, WY
November 16 Gull Boats Missoula, MT November 17 One Way Marine Helena, MT