Instructional Riding Workshops

We welcome snowmobilers of ALL ability and experience levels! Whether this is your first time riding a snowmobile in the mountains, you are an advanced and very skilled rider looking for a challenge, or anything in between. We are happy to help. Riders will always be grouped with riders of similar skill level/interests. General workshops are limited to 6 people. If you have a larger group, we are happy to create a special event for you.

We are excited to work with you for 1, 2, 3, or however many custom days you choose! Our instructors are professional riders with years of experience along with certifications in general First Aid and CPR as well as Level 1 Avalanche training.

Each workshop consists of three primary focus areas:

Avalanche Safety:  An offering of advice and practice based on our own experience and training. This is NOT an avalanche class. Click here for Avalanche Safety Classes.

Riding Instruction: Safely advance your personal skills and ride your sled to its potential. Individualized training and experience in specific situations teach technique and build confidence.

Mountain Safety and Awareness: Become better prepared for a safe day of riding! Learn and practice safe snowmobiling in the mountains.

Required Equipment & Releases

In order for you and us to have the best experience with Mountain Skillz, there are a few things we ask of you. Please bring a modern mountain snowmobile that is in good operating condition. We also have a fleet of new 2021 Polaris AXYS RMK 850s available for rent! It’s strongly recommended that you arrive in good physical shape. Please inform us of any medical conditions ahead of time. This information will remain confidential.

All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or submit approved documentation from a legal guardian prior to arrival. All guests will sign a PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT including a LIABILITY RELEASE and INDEMNIFICATION verifying that they have read, understand, and agree to ALL terms.

Necessary equipment for all guests:

  • adequate clothing (base layer, mid layer, boots, pants, jacket, helmet, 2 pairs of goggles, stocking hat, and multiple pairs of gloves). We stock a full line of Klim gear at our store and are happy to order any specialty items.
  • properly functioning beacon with good batteries to be worn on your body
  • backpack with storage for shovel and probe
  • shovel with metal blade
  • avalanche probe
  • safety equipment (such as knee/shin pads or braces and protective vest).
  • you are responsible for food & drinks

Thanks to the help and support from KLIM, we can provide a beacon, airbag, shovel, and probe for you to use while you are on the snow with us at no charge.

JonMiller Matt Entz MountainSkillz**CANCELLATION POLICY**

We prefer not to cancel any trips, but realize that life happens. Please contact Matt to try and reschedule. All deposits are non-refundable and there are NO cancellations within 7 days of scheduled trip. Prior to 7 days from scheduled trip the cancellation fee is 25% or payment can be used to reschedule for any available dates within 2020-2021 operating season.

Contact Matt Entz, Owner of Mountain Skillz

Mountain Skillz is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a Special Use Permit throughout the Divide Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest.