- BRP is continuing its leadership role in bringing avalanche awareness courses
to snowmobilers throughout North America in
the fall of 2012.
Starting in September and running through November,
snowmobilers will be able to attend an avalanche awareness course free of
charge at 21 Ski-Doo dealerships in Canada,
28 in the lower 48 United States
and five in Alaska.
The courses 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.
“We are partnering with some of the best resources for addressing
avalanche awareness in North America to further educate the mountain
snowmobiling community,” Philippe Normand, marketing director, Ski-Doo snowmobiles, said.
“These instructors have the credentials and experience both in the field and
classroom to deliver a message that resonates with snowmobilers.”
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 backcountry access. Savage is AST 2 certified and has been
working with BRP on outreach programs for three years across British
Columbia and Alberta.
Classes conducted in the western United States are led by Mike Duffy
of Avalanche 1, a recognized snowmobile expert in avalanche awareness. Duffy is
an American Avalanche Association Level I, Level II and AVPRO Level III
qualified instructor, teaches at Colorado
and has been involved in snowmobile specific avalanche awareness courses since
In Alaska seminars are
conducted by the North America Outdoor Institute (NAOI) based in Wasilla, AK.
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.
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.
Awareness Seminar schedule
October 16 - Edmonton,
AB, Martin Motor Sports –West
October 17 - Edmonton,
AB, Martin Motor Sports – South
October 23 - St.
Paul, AB, Power
October 24 - Lethbridge,
AB, Mr R’s Ltd.
October 25 - Brooks,
AB, A & E Racing and Marine
October 29 - Grassland, AB, Grassland Trailer and Ski-Doo
October 30 - St. Albert, AB, Riverside Honda
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
November 15 - Red
Deer, AB, Turple
November 16 - Cochrane,
AB, Bow Ridge Sports
November 20 - Kelowna,
BC, Banner Recreation &
November 21 - Vernon,
BC, Banner Recreation &
November 22 - Chilliwack, BC, Greater Vancouver
November 23 - Surrey, BC, Greater Vancouver
November 27 - Kamloops,
BC, RTR Performance
November 28 - 100 Mile House, BC, Performance All Terrain
November 29 - Prince George, AB, Forest Power Sports
November 30 - Terrace, BC, Kickstart Motorsports
U.S. Lower 48 Avalanche Awareness Seminar
October 9 - Kalispel,
MT, Jesco Marine & Power
October 10 - Missoula,
MT, Gull Boats & RV
October 11 - Butte,
MT, Staack’s Motorsports
October 12 - Coeur
D’ Alene, ID,
Specialty Recreation &Marine LLC
October 15 - Plymouth,
MN, Crowne Royale Hotel
October 16 - Worthington, MN, Jaycox Implement Inc.
October 17 - Madison, SD, Interlakes
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
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,
November 9 - Mandan,
ND, Moritz Sport & Marine
November 13 - Cody, WY, Roger's Sport
November 14 - Gillette, WY, Action Motorsports Inc
November 15 - Casper,
WY, Driven Powersports Inc
November 16 - (Lakewood) Denver, CO,
November 17 - Issaquah,
WA, I-90 Motorsports
November 20 - Durango,
CO, Fun Center Inc
December 5 - Johnson
Creek, WI, Rob’s
December 8 - Granby,
CO, Powerworld LLC
December 13 - Montrose,
CO, Montrose Implement
Alaska Avalanche Awareness schedule
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