Designated as a: "Preferred Off-Road Eductional Center" by the All Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA) and American Motorcycle Association (AMA)
| Snowmobile Overview | Snowmobile-Beginner | Snowmobile-Intermediate |
| Snowmobile-Expert | Snowmobile-Double Expert | Snowmobile-Private |
|Who is an Intermediate?|
Intermediate snowmobilers have some riding experience (on and off of the job) and are somewhat comfortable with their ability to negotiate certain types of terrain and snow conditions. Although they can accomplish basic tasks, they have not experienced the variety of training and job situations that are critical for their job effectiveness and efficiency. Intermediate riders need to become highly aware of their abilities, limitations, and the capability of their equipment so they can best serve your agency.
- Do some of your employees feel uneasy when challenged by:
- side hills?
- creek crossings?
- powder snow?
- Do they ever wonder when they should brake or get on the gas to save themselves?
- Have they ever been sucked into someone else's track rut?
|About the Class|
To ensure that employees can immediately apply everything they are taught in actual riding situations, 85 percent of this class is taught on the snow.
Click here to learn more about your Senior Instructor, Bill Uhl.
The major topics covered include:
- Employees participate in a test of their skill levels. (We need to know what they already know so your agency will receive the maximum benefits from its investment in the course.) Note: students will be taught any skills they have not yet mastered from the beginning class.
- Skill development
- Understanding the effects of the time of day on 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
- Speed (identify your comfort zones)
- Turning around in narrow places
- Know the balance point of your machine
- Riding in the trees
- Climbing (when to turn out so you don't get stuck)
- Trail riding
- Hill riding
- Corners at greater speed
- 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
- When to go slow to go fast
Classes will be tailored to your special needs.
For class cost information, please refer to the standard price matrix . You can register your employees for one and two-day classes. Longer classes are also available.
To start learning how to be safer and more efficient on the job, contact us directly at:
CALL: (360) 335-8488