Valcourt, QC – BRP is continuing its support of avalanche awareness and safety education by supporting free seminars throughout North America for the fifth straight year.
BRP recognized the need for snowmobile specific outreach and education and took the lead in partnership with avalanche experts in Canada and the U.S. to design and deliver courses that are effective at engaging snowmobilers. This was an important step as most classes up to that point were geared towards ski or snowshoe access and taught by instructors with those same backgrounds. The current seminars have proven very popular with the mountain snowmobile community, but are updated again this season with new content. Plus there will be a different course offered at limited locations where seminars have taken place over the past years to further those attendee’s skills and knowledge.
In most cases these seminars would cost snowmobilers $50 or more to attend, but as BRP and their dealers believe strongly in their value, they sponsor the effort so it’s free to owners of all brands of sleds.
The seminars, which start in late September and run through December, are usually combined with an open house or specially geared mountain-riding event. Those who want to participate are encouraged to register with the host dealer so appropriate planning for space and chairs (and many times refreshments) can happen.
Demand for courses in the Midwest has continued to rise, so seminars will be held there again this season along with the Rocky Mountain states and Provinces—a complete list of events can be found below and on the ski-doo.com website.
Seminars in Canada will be handled by Jeremy Hanke who is a recognized avalanche professional, member of the CAC advisory board and one of the creators of Throttle Decisions, an avalanche safety awareness video. Hanke is an AST 2 certified instructor.
Mike Duffy of Avalanche 1, a recognized snowmobile expert in avalanche awareness, leads classes in the United States. Duffy has American Avalanche Association Level I &II and AvPro level III certification, teaches at Colorado Mountain College and Silverton Avalanche School and has given snowmobile-specific avalanche classes since 1996. Duffy has over 25 years of mountain riding and mountain rescue experience. This is Duffy’s fourth year working with BRP.
For up-to-date information on locations, times or the program for avalanche awareness seminars, visit www.ski-doo.com, the Ski-Doo Elevation Mountain Blog, or Ski-Doo Mountain Facebook page.
Ski-Doo Sponsored Avalanche Safety Seminars
Sep. 26 Rock Springs, WY Rocky Mountain Powersports 6 p.m.
Contact Pete (307) 382-9618 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep. 27 Casper, WW Driven Powersports Inc. 1 p.m.
Contact Barry (307) 237-7680 or email@example.com
Oct. 1 Gillette, WY Action Motorsports Inc. 6 p.m.
Contact (307) 687-0737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 2 Rapid City, SD Rice Honda Suzuki 6 p.m.
Contact Garrett (605) 342-2242 or email@example.com
Oct. 3 Mandan, ND Moritz Sport And Marine 6 p.m.
Contact Eric (701) 222-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 4 Spearfish, SD Outdoor Motorsports 2 p.m.
Contact Johnny (877) 642-7731 or email@example.com
Oct. 7 Brigham City, UT Frank May Ski-Doo & ATV Inc. 6 p.m.
Contact Frank May (435) 279-8421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 8 Kamas, UT Weller Recreation Inc. 6 p.m.
Contact Paul/Rich (435) 783-4718 or email@example.com
Oct. 9 Salt Lake City, UT High Adventure 6 p.m.
Contact (801) 924-9244 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 10 Springville, UT Utah Valley Powersports 6 p.m.
Contact Devin (801) 491-4242 or email@example.com
Oct. 14 Boise, ID Moto Tech 6 p.m.
Contact Dan (208) 376-8324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 15 Ogden, UT ADS Motorsports 6 p.m.
Contact Stephanie (801) 393-4561 or email@example.com
Oct. 16 Rexburg, ID Rexburg Motor Sports 6 p.m.
Contact Adrianne (208) 356-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 17 Island Park, ID Island Park Adventures 6 p.m.
Contact Nolan (208) 558-7581 or email@example.com
Oct. 21 Coeur d'Alene, ID Specialty Recreation 6 p.m.
Contact Greg (208) 667-3571 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 22 Missoula, MT Gull Boats 6 p.m.
Contact Rick (406) 752-2112 or email@example.com
Oct. 23 Great Falls, MT Addictive Powersports 6 p.m.
Contact Mark (406) 761-0303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 25 Issaquah, WA I-90 Motorsports 4 p.m.
Contact Remko (425) 391-4490 or email@example.com
Oct. 28 Vancouver, WA Pro Caliber Motorsports Inc. 6 p.m.
Contact Travis (866) 796-5020 Travisr@Procaliber.Com
Oct. 29 Wenatchee, WA Wenatchee Honda 6:30 p.m.
Contact Taber (509) 663-0075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 30 Enumclaw, WA Enumclaw Suzuki Kawasaki Yamaha 6 p.m.
Contact Clem (360) 825-4502 or email@example.com
Nov. 1 Granby, CO Powerworld LLC 2 p.m.
Contact Bill (970) 887-9337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 5 Grand Junction, CO All Terrain Motorsports 6 p.m.
Contact James (970) 434-4874 or email@example.com
Nov. 6 Montrose, CO Montrose Implement & Motorsports 6 p.m.
Contact Brian (970) 240-1720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 8 Novi, MI Novi Snow Show 2 p.m.
Contact Mike email@example.com
Nov. 10 Oshkosh, WI Ecklund 6 p.m.
Contact Collin (920) 233-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 11 Johnson Creek, WI Rob's Performance Motorsports 6 p.m.
Contact Kory (920) 699-3288 X 103 or email@example.com
Nov. 12 Madison, WI Engelhart Sports Center 6 p.m
Contact Adam (608) 274-2366 or http://avalanche.eventzilla.net
Nov. 13 Worthington, MN Jaycox Implement 6 p.m.
Contact Kristin (507) 376-3147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 14 Alexandria, MN Ollie’s Service 6 p.m.
Contact Earl (320) 763-4455 or email@example.com
Nov. 18 Madison, SD Interlakes Sport Center 6:30 p.m.
Contact Steve (605) 256-3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 19 Toronto, SD Roelofsen Implement Inc 6 p.m.
Contact Jason (605) 794-2131 or email@example.com
Nov. 20 Sioux City, IA Sioux City Yamaha Can-Am 6 p.m.
Contact Luke (712) 277-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 21 Mason City, IA House Of Sports 6 p.m.
Contact John (641) 424-2861 or email@example.com
Nov. 23 Dubuque, IA ISSA Convention, Grand Harbor Resort 9 a.m.
Contact Mike firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 19 Duluth, MN Duluth Lawn And Sport 6 p.m.
Contact Darren (218) 628-3718 or email@example.com
Oct. 3 Cochrane, AB Bow Ridge Sports 6:30 p.m.
Contact Byran (403) 932-2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 4 Calgary, AB Bow Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd 4:30 p.m.
Contact Reegan (403) 288-5421 or email@example.com
Oct. 6 Lethbridge, AB` New-Way Motorsports 6:30 p.m.
Contact Casey (403) 394-9939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 7 Red Deer County, AB Turple Bros. Ltd. 6:30 p.m.
Contact Brenda (403) 346-5238 or email@example.com
Oct. 13 Prince George, BC Forest Power Sports Ltd. 6:30 p.m.
Contact Norm (250) 563-1021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 15 Grande Prairie, AB Stojan’s Power Sports and Marine 6:30 p.m.
Contact Rene (780) 538-2934 or email@example.com
Oct. 21 Edson, AB RIDERZ 6:30 p.m.
Contact Jason (780) 723-5775 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 22 South Edmonton, AB Martin Motor Sports 7:00 p.m.
Contact Chris (780) 481-4000
Oct. 23Wetaskiwin, AB Wetaskiwin Motorsports 6:30 p.m.
Contact John (780) 352-5408 or email@example.com
Oct. 23 West Edmonton, AB Martin Motor Sports 7:00 p.m.
Contact Chris (780) 481-4000
Oct. 25 Lloydminster, AB Ab Rec-Tech Power Products 7:30 p.m.
Contact Allen (780) 870-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 25 Cold Lake, AB Power Merchants Noon
Contact Jerry (780) 645-4499
Oct. 27 North Battleford, SK Norsask Farm Equipment Ltd. 6:30 p.m.
Contact Chris (306) 445-8128 or email@example.com
Oct. 28 Prince Albert, Sk Pines Power Sports Marine Ltd. 6:30 p.m.
Contact Dean (306) 763-3741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 29 Saskatoon, SK Ffun Motor Sports 6:30 p.m.
Contact Rod (306) 934-3717 or email@example.com
Oct. 30 White City, SK Powersports Regina Ltd. 6:30 p.m.
Contact Jonathan (306) 586-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 12`Kamloops, BC RTR Performance 6:30 p.m.
Contact Adrian (250) 374-3141
Nov. 13 Kelowna, BC Banner Recreational Products 6:30 p.m.
Contact Alysan (250) 979-2889 or email@example.com
Nov. 14 Chilliwack, BC Greater Vancouver Powersports 6:30 p.m.
Contact Shawn (604) 795-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 14 Dawson Creek, BC Trail Blazn Power Ltd. 6:30 p.m.
Contact John (250) 782-6685 email@example.com
Nov. 15 Surrey, BC Greater Vancouver Powersports 5:30 p.m.
Contact Mike (604) 888-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 17 Courtenay, BC Courtenay Motorsports 6:30 p.m.
Contact Stewart (250) 338-1415 or email@example.com