BRP Expands Avalanche Safety Awareness Courses To The U.S.

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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, 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


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
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