BRP Continues Support Of Free Avalanche Awareness Seminars In North America

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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 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, the Ski-Doo Elevation Mountain Blog, or Ski-Doo Mountain Facebook page.

Ski-Doo Sponsored Avalanche Safety Seminars

United States

Sep. 26            Rock Springs, WY      Rocky Mountain Powersports            6 p.m.

Contact Pete (307) 382-9618 or

Sep. 27            Casper, WW    Driven Powersports Inc.                     1 p.m.

Contact Barry (307) 237-7680 or

Oct. 1  Gillette, WY               Action Motorsports Inc.                     6 p.m.

Contact (307) 687-0737 or

Oct. 2  Rapid City, SD           Rice Honda Suzuki                             6 p.m.

Contact Garrett (605) 342-2242 or

Oct. 3  Mandan, ND               Moritz Sport And Marine                   6 p.m.

Contact Eric (701) 222-2000 or

Oct. 4  Spearfish, SD              Outdoor Motorsports                          2 p.m.

Contact Johnny (877) 642-7731 or

Oct. 7  Brigham City, UT       Frank May Ski-Doo & ATV Inc.        6 p.m.

Contact Frank May (435) 279-8421 or

Oct. 8 Kamas, UT                   Weller Recreation Inc.                        6 p.m.

Contact Paul/Rich (435) 783-4718 or

Oct. 9  Salt Lake City, UT      High Adventure                                  6 p.m.

Contact (801) 924-9244 or

Oct. 10            Springville, UT            Utah Valley Powersports                    6 p.m.

Contact Devin (801) 491-4242 or

Oct. 14            Boise, ID                     Moto Tech                                           6 p.m.

Contact Dan (208) 376-8324 or

Oct. 15            Ogden, UT                  ADS Motorsports                               6 p.m.

Contact Stephanie (801) 393-4561 or

Oct. 16            Rexburg, ID                Rexburg Motor Sports                        6 p.m.

Contact Adrianne (208) 356-4000 or

Oct. 17            Island Park, ID           Island Park Adventures                      6 p.m.

Contact Nolan (208) 558-7581 or

Oct. 21            Coeur d'Alene, ID      Specialty Recreation                           6 p.m.

Contact Greg (208) 667-3571 or

Oct. 22            Missoula, MT              Gull Boats                                           6 p.m.

Contact Rick (406) 752-2112 or

Oct. 23            Great Falls, MT           Addictive Powersports                       6 p.m.

Contact Mark (406) 761-0303 or

Oct. 25            Issaquah, WA             I-90 Motorsports                                 4 p.m.

Contact Remko (425) 391-4490 or

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

Oct. 30            Enumclaw, WA          Enumclaw Suzuki Kawasaki Yamaha            6 p.m.

Contact Clem (360) 825-4502 or

Nov. 1 Granby, CO                Powerworld LLC                                2 p.m.

Contact Bill (970) 887-9337 or

Nov. 5 Grand Junction, CO    All Terrain Motorsports                      6 p.m.

Contact James (970) 434-4874 or

Nov. 6 Montrose, CO             Montrose Implement & Motorsports  6 p.m.

Contact Brian (970) 240-1720 or

Nov. 8 Novi, MI                     Novi Snow Show                               2 p.m.

Contact Mike

Nov. 10           Oshkosh, WI   Ecklund                                               6 p.m.

Contact Collin (920) 233-3313 or

Nov. 11           Johnson Creek, WI     Rob's Performance Motorsports         6 p.m.

Contact Kory (920) 699-3288 X 103 or

Nov. 12           Madison, WI   Engelhart Sports Center                      6 p.m

Contact Adam (608) 274-2366 or

Nov. 13           Worthington, MN       Jaycox Implement                   6 p.m.

Contact Kristin (507) 376-3147 or

Nov. 14           Alexandria, MN          Ollie’s Service                         6 p.m.

Contact Earl (320) 763-4455 or

Nov. 18           Madison, SD   Interlakes Sport Center                       6:30 p.m.

Contact Steve (605) 256-3556 or

Nov. 19           Toronto, SD    Roelofsen Implement Inc                   6 p.m.

Contact Jason  (605) 794-2131 or

Nov. 20           Sioux City, IA            Sioux City Yamaha Can-Am              6 p.m.

Contact Luke (712) 277-3500 or

Nov. 21           Mason City, IA           House Of Sports                     6 p.m.

Contact John   (641) 424-2861 or

Nov. 23           Dubuque, IA   ISSA Convention, Grand Harbor Resort 9 a.m.

Contact Mike

Dec. 19            Duluth, MN    Duluth Lawn And Sport                     6 p.m.

Contact Darren (218) 628-3718 or


Oct. 3  Cochrane, AB             Bow Ridge Sports                              6:30 p.m.

Contact Byran (403) 932-2019 or

Oct. 4  Calgary, AB               Bow Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd             4:30 p.m.

Contact Reegan (403) 288-5421 or

Oct. 6  Lethbridge, AB`         New-Way Motorsports                       6:30 p.m.

Contact Casey (403) 394-9939 or

Oct. 7  Red Deer County, AB            Turple Bros. Ltd.                                6:30 p.m.

Contact Brenda (403) 346-5238 or

Oct. 13            Prince George, BC     Forest Power Sports Ltd.                    6:30 p.m.

Contact Norm (250) 563-1021 or

Oct. 15            Grande Prairie, AB     Stojan’s Power Sports and Marine     6:30 p.m.

Contact Rene (780) 538-2934 or

Oct. 21            Edson, AB                  RIDERZ                                             6:30 p.m.

Contact Jason (780) 723-5775 or

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

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

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

Oct. 28            Prince Albert, Sk         Pines Power Sports Marine Ltd.         6:30 p.m.

Contact Dean (306) 763-3741 or

Oct. 29            Saskatoon, SK                        Ffun Motor Sports                              6:30 p.m.

Contact Rod (306) 934-3717 or

Oct. 30            White City, SK           Powersports Regina Ltd.                    6:30 p.m.

Contact Jonathan (306) 586-2900 or

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

Nov. 14           Chilliwack, BC           Greater Vancouver Powersports         6:30 p.m.

Contact Shawn (604) 795-7800 or

Nov. 14           Dawson Creek, BC     Trail Blazn Power Ltd.           6:30 p.m.

Contact John (250) 782-6685

Nov. 15           Surrey, BC      Greater Vancouver Powersports         5:30 p.m.

Contact Mike (604) 888-8700 or

Nov. 17           Courtenay, BC            Courtenay Motorsports                       6:30 p.m.

Contact Stewart (250) 338-1415 or

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