Classes for Recreational
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.
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.
You can register for a one and two-day class. Longer classes are also available.
For the cost of your custom class, call or e-mail us for a quote. See the Contact Us Now button for directions in the side menu.