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 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

United States

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

Contact Pete (307) 382-9618 or peteleibee@live.com

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

Contact Barry (307) 237-7680 or barry@drivenpowersports.com

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

Contact (307) 687-0737 or actionmotorsportswy@gmail.com

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

Contact Garrett (605) 342-2242 or rhs@rushmore.com

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

Contact Eric (701) 222-2000 or ericm@moritzmarine.com

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

Contact Johnny (877) 642-7731 or parts@outdoor-motorsports.com

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

Contact Frank May (435) 279-8421 or fmay@frontiernet.net

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

Contact Paul/Rich (435) 783-4718 or kim@wellerrec.com

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

Contact (801) 924-9244 or info@highadventureps.com

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

Contact Devin (801) 491-4242 or utahvalleypowersports@hotmail.com

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

Contact Dan (208) 376-8324 or sales@mototechplanet.com

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

Contact Stephanie (801) 393-4561 or steph@adsmotorsports.com

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

Contact Adrianne (208) 356-4000 or agodfrey@rexburgmotorsports.com

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

Contact Nolan (208) 558-7581 or islandparkadventures@gmail.com

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

Contact Greg (208) 667-3571 or info@specialtyrecreation.com

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

Contact Rick (406) 752-2112 or parts@gbrv.net

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

Contact Mark (406) 761-0303 or mark@addictivepowersports.com

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

Contact Remko (425) 391-4490 or remko@i-90motorsports.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 taber.murphy@wenatcheehonda.com

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

Contact Clem (360) 825-4502 or coreytsuz@yahoo.com

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

Contact Bill (970) 887-9337 or wpalmer@powerworldsports.com

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

Contact James (970) 434-4874 or jjwells@prodigy.net

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

Contact Brian (970) 240-1720 or brian@montroseimplement.com

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

Contact Mike duffyww1@aol.com

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

Contact Collin (920) 233-3313 or collins@ecklundmotorsports.com

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

Contact Kory (920) 699-3288 X 103 or kory@robsperformance.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 kjaycox@frontiernet.net

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

Contact Earl (320) 763-4455 or earl.son@hotmail.com

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

Contact Steve (605) 256-3556 or interlakes@hotmail.com

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

Contact Jason  (605) 794-2131 or roeimp@itctel.com

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

Contact Luke (712) 277-3500 or luke.talbert@scyamaha.com

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

Contact John   (641) 424-2861 or houseofsportsmc@gmail.com

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

Contact Mike duffyww1@aol.com

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

Contact Darren (218) 628-3718 or sales@dulluthlawnandsport.com

Canada

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

Contact Byran (403) 932-2019 or sales@bowridgesports.com

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

Contact Reegan (403) 288-5421 or reception@bowcyclenorth.com

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

Contact Casey (403) 394-9939 or cwilson@newwaymotorsports.com

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

Contact Brenda (403) 346-5238 or reception@turplebros.ca

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

Contact Norm (250) 563-1021 or sales@forestpowersports.com

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

Contact Rene (780) 538-2934 or controller@stojans.com

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

Contact Jason (780) 723-5775 or brpriderz@gmail.com

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 roger@wethonda.ca

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 rectech@telus.net

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 chriso@norsaskfarmequipmentltd.com

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

Contact Dean (306) 763-3741 or leona@pinespsm.com

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

Contact Rod (306) 934-3717 or sales@ffunmotorsports.com

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

Contact Jonathan (306) 586-2900 or chris@powersportsregina.ca

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 marketing@bannerrec.com

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

Contact Shawn (604) 795-7800 or shawn.sales@gvps.ca

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

Contact John (250) 782-6685 danes@trailblaznpower.com

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

Contact Mike (604) 888-8700 or gary.sales@gvps.ca

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

Contact Stewart (250) 338-1415 or marti@courtenay-motorsports.com

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