FREE Avalanche Awareness Presentations!
- Created: 10 November 2017 10 November 2017
Snow has started falling in many areas around the country! Hopefully it will continue to pile up and we will all be riding soon. Mountain Skillz is proud to offer a series of FREE Avalanche Awareness Presentations specifically for snowmobilers and snowbikers throughout the state of Colorado the week of November 14-17! They will take place at select Polaris dealerships in conjunction with local snowmobile clubs. There is no charge, it is appropriate for ALL ages, and refreshments will be provided. The presentation is based on the Know Before You Go program developed by the Utah Avalanche Center and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
The program teaches a simple and straightforward 5 step system. 1. Get the Gear 2. Get the Training 3. Get the Forecast 4. Get the Picture and 5. Get out of Harm's Way! The first half of the presentation consists of a short video and slideshow explaining the program. The second half is an interactive question and answer session diving into more details. We will share multiple resources that are available to help you be aware of daily dangers and conditions from your local riding area and everywhere throughout the country. Additional item covered will be proper gear discussion & demonstration, shared personal experiences, how you can help your local avalanche center, and general preparedness!
Schedule and Locations-
Tuesday, November 14 at 6 pm
141 West Bridge Street
Hotchkiss, CO 81419
Wednesday, November 15 at 6 pm
Alpine Motor Sports
720 Tyler Avenue
Kremmling, CO 80459
Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm
Mark's Outdoor Sports
235 Craft Drive
Alamosa, CO 81101
Friday, November 17 at 6 pm
29603 Highway 160
Durango, CO 81301
It is important to know that these are AWARENESS presentations. While they will provide a lot of great information, there is no replacement for on the snow training and education. Mountain Skillz is proud to be an official American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) motorized avalanche course provider and American Avalanche Association (AAA) professional member. To learn more about the courses we offer and when they are scheduled, please visit
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INSTRUCTIONAL RIDING WORKSHOPS (click for info)
Join experienced professional instructors Matt Entz and James Finsterwald for a personalized technical mountain riding workshop. Small groups assure each person the individual attention necessary for a fun, educational, and challenging experience! Based on availability, 1 and 2 day workshops may be scheduled throughout any 3 day dates. 1, 2, and 3 day riding workshops will officially begin as soon as we have adequate snow! In the meantime, the following dates are available-
December 19&20, 21-23, 26-28, and 29-31 January 22-24 and 26-28 February 1&2, 5-7, 9-11, 12-14, 16&17, 18-20, and 21&22 March 11-13, 16-18, 19&20, 23-25, 26-28, and 29-31 April DETERMINED BY CONDITIONS
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AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSES (click for info)
Intro to Avalanches- Our introductory training course consists of an evening classroom session followed by a full day of on snow training and education. December 17&18 Level 1- This 3 day course is designed specifically for snowmobilers and snowbikers and taught in conjunction with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) motorized curriculum. December 13-15 January 29-31 March 8-10
Snowpack evaluation and stability testing with our Level 1 course.
One of our awesome Ladies Clinic groups last winter. #BAMR