58 Seminars spread across U.S. and Canada
BRP is continuing its support of avalanche awareness and safety education by supporting free seminars throughout North America for the fifth straight year.
“BRP recognized the need for snowmobile specific outreach and education and took the lead in partnership with avalanche experts in Canada and the U.S. to design and deliver courses that are effective at engaging snowmobilers,” BRP says in a release. “This was an important step as most classes up to that point were geared towards ski or snowshoe access and taught by instructors with those same backgrounds. The current seminars have proven very popular with the mountain snowmobile community, but are updated again this season with new content. Plus there will be a different course offered at limited locations where seminars have taken place over the past years to further those attendee’s skills and knowledge.”
Best of all, BRP and its dealers are keeping the seminars free to owners of all brands of snowmobiles.
Seminars start in late September and run through December. They are usually combined with an open house or specially geared mountain-riding event. Those who want to participate are encouraged to register with the host dealer so appropriate planning for space and chairs can happen.
Demand for courses in the Midwest has continued to rise, so seminars will be held there again this season along with the Rocky Mountain states and provinces.
Seminars in Canada will be handled by Jeremy Hanke, who is a recognized avalanche professional, member of the CAC advisory board and one of the creators of Throttle Decisions, an avalanche safety awareness video. Jeremy is an AST 2 certified instructor.
Mike Duffy of Avalanche 1, a recognized snowmobile expert in avalanche awareness, leads classes in the United States. Duffy has American Avalanche Association Level I &II and AvPro level III certification, teaches at Colorado Mountain College and Silverton Avalanche School and gives snowmobile-specific avalanche classes since 1996. Duffy has over 25 years of mountain riding and mountain rescue experience. This is his fourth year working with BRP.
For up-to-date information on locations, times or the program for avalanche awareness seminars, visit http://www.ski-doo.com/.