We will be working with Gabe again this year to bring snowmobile specific AIARE Level 1 classes to Central Oregon. We have been able to keep the prices low (way lower than you would find anywhere else for this caliber of a class). This is the full 3 day AIARE class (1 day in class, 2 days on snow) but with a emphasis on decision making and such from a snowmobilers perspective. You can get more info on the AIARE curriculum at: http://avtraining.org/Avalanche-Trai...E-Level-1.html
If you travel off trail, this is the class you need (at a minimum).
The class tuition will be $175 (you supply your own sled, etc.). All riding levels (assuming basic skills) are welcome and encouraged. Tentative class dates are:
Dec 9th - Dec 11th (snow permitting)
Feb 17th - 20th
For those that have already taken a Level 1 class, we will be adding an all-new 4 day snowmobile specific AIARE Level 2 this year. It is tentatively set up for Jan 13th - 16th, and will be $275.
Please respond to this message, or contact me, with interest and I will get you more info. These are great classes, that are well worth the time and effort. Feedback from past attendees has been VERY positive.