Snowmobile Intermediate Classes for Recreational

 

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Who is an Intermediate?

Intermediate riders are reasonably comfortable and confident of their ability to negotiate certain types of terrain and snow conditions but are eager to challenge themselves to improve their skills.

  • Do you ever feel uneasy when challenged by:
    • side hills?
    • creek crossings?
    • powder snow?
  • Do you ever wonder when you should brake or get on the gas to save yourself?
  • Have you ever been sucked into someone else’s track rut?

About the Class

To ensure you can immediately apply everything you are taught in actual riding situations, 85 percent of this class is taught on the snow. Note: You will also be taught any of the skills from the Beginner class that you have not yet mastered.

Click here to learn more about your Senior Instructor, Bill Uhl.


Class Content

The major topics covered include:

  • Participate in a test of your skill level.  (We need to know what you already know so you receive the maximum benefits from your investment in the course.)
  • Skill development
    • Understanding the effects of the time of day on diverse snow conditions
    • Flat light (what it is; how to cope with it)
    • Negotiating water crossings
    • Coping with slick and frosted bridges
    • Excelling on side hills (how to position yourself and the snowmobile; using weight distribution to your advantage)
    • Reading the terrain ahead
    • Right and left turns at speed
    • Speed (Identify your comfort zones)
    • Turning around in narrow places
    • When to go slow to go fast
    • Know the balance point of your machine
    • Throttle control
    • Riding in the trees
    • Climbing (when to turn out so you don’t get stuck)
    • Trail riding
    • Hill riding
    • Open country riding
    • Conquering different snow conditions
    • Early winter snowmobiling
    • Spring snowmobiling
    • When to stand or kneel while riding
    • Basic avalanche awareness
    • Basic cold weather survival skills
    • How to use parts of your snowmobile to survive
    • How to tread lightly

Classes are normally limited to ten students.

For class cost information, please refer to the standard price matrix.  You can enroll in one and two-day classes.

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Senior Instructor & Expert Witness – Bill Uhl

Mr. Uhl has successfully served as an Expert Witness and consultant for attorneys since 2004. In over 28 years of U.S. and International off-road professional competition, Bill Uhl has won truckloads of trophies in all types of long distance racing in some of the most rugged terrain around the world, including five gold medals for the U.S. during the International Six-Days Trials/Enduro (the Olympics of motorcycle racing).

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What’s New

Senior Instructor,
Bill Uhl named to the International Motorcycle Hall of Fame Click here

Bill Uhl is designated as a "Preferred Off-Road Eductional Trainer" Click here.

Weight Transfer

. . . is the key for turning at any speed.

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