Valcourt, QC, September 7, 2012 – BRP is continuing its leadership role in bringing avalanche awareness courses to snowmobilers throughout North America in the fall of 2012.
Starting in September and running through November, snowmobilers will be able to attend an avalanche awareness course free of charge at 21 Ski-Doo dealerships in Canada, 28 in the lower 48 United States and 5 in Alaska. The courses are unique in that they are snowmobile focused and led by qualified snowmobilers from a perspective that informs, entertains and engages the audience. Most sessions will be combined with in-store special events and are open to owners of all snowmobile brands.
“We are partnering with some of the best resources for addressing avalanche awareness in North America to further educate the mountain snowmobiling community” stated Philippe Normand Marketing Director, Ski-Doo snowmobiles. “These instructors have the credentials and experience both in the field and classroom to deliver a message that resonates with snowmobilers.”
The Canadian sessions are led by Carole Savage, the snowmobile program coordinator for the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC). The CAC is world renowned for providing quality education and public information for those seeking back-country access. Carole is AST 2 certified and has been working with BRP on outreach programs for three years across British Columbia and Alberta.
Classes conducted in the western United States are led by Mike Duffy of Avalanche 1, a recognized snowmobile expert in avalanche awareness. Mike is an American Avalanche Association Level I, Level II and AVPRO Level III qualified instructor, teaches at Colorado Mountain College and has been involved in snowmobile specific avalanche awareness courses since 2005.
In Alaska seminars are conducted by the North America Outdoor Institute (NAOI) based in Wasilla, Alaska. NOAI has certified professional instructors who are American Avalanche Association Level I, II and Professional members, AIARE certified trainers with Avalanche Level I and II, SOLO Wilderness First Aid, First Response and WEMT trainers. All instructors are long time riders with more than 10 years experience riding and teaching. This will be NAOI’s second season working with BRP and Ski-Doo dealers.
For more information on the program or the schedule for avalanche awareness courses, visit www.ski-doo.com, the Ski-Doo Elevation Mountain Blog, or Ski-Doo Mountain Facebook page.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.
U.S. Lower 48 Avalanche Awareness Seminar schedule
October 9: Kalispel, MT Jesco Marine & Power Sports
October 10: Missoula, MT Gull Boats & RV
October 11: Butte, MT Staack’s Motorsports
October 12: Coeur D’ Alene, ID Specialty Recreation &Marine LLC
October 15: Plymouth, MN Crowne Royale Hotel
October 16: Worthington, MN Jaycox Implement Inc.
October 17: Madison, SD Interlakes Sports Center
October 18: Toronto, SD Roelofsen Implement, Inc.
October 20: Loveland, CO Felker Motorsports Inc.
October 25: Yakima, WA Premier Powersports
October 26: Lynwood, WA Lynwood Motoplex
October 27: Longview, WA Pro Caliber Motorsports Inc.
October 30: Steamboat, CO Steamboat Powersports
November 1: Rexburg, ID Rexburg Motor Sports
November 2: Caldwell, ID Birds of Prey Motorsports
November 5: (Brigham City) Honeyville, UT Frank May Ski-Doo & ATV Inc
November 7: Kamas, UT Weller Recreation Inc
November 8: (Springville) Provo, UT Utah Valley Powersports
November 9: Mandan, ND Moritz Sport & Marine
November 13: Cody, WY Roger’s Sport Center
November 14: Gillette, WY Action Motorsports Inc
November 15: Casper, WY Driven Powersports Inc
November 16: (Lakewood) Denver, CO RPM Motorsports
November 17: Issaquah, WA I-90 Motorsports
November 20: Durango, CO Fun Center Inc
December 5: Johnson Creek, WI Rob’s Performance Motorsports
December 8: Granby, CO Powerworld LLC
December 13: Montrose, CO Montrose Implement
U.S. Alaska Avalanche Awareness Schedule
October 13: Anchorage, AK Alaska Mining and Diving Supply
October 13: Soldotna, AK River and Sea Marine
October 27: Eagle River, AK Team CC, Inc.
November 11: Wasilla, AK Team CC, Inc.
November 10: Fairbanks, AK Compeau’s Inc
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