Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.
What to expect:
The program is divided into a classroom and field portion. Classroom sessions are a prerequisite to attend a field exercise. The program is 12 hours of training between the classroom and field portion.
To register for this class, click here.
For more information and the to view the 2013 training schedule, click here.
The classroom portion of this course will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Valley Powersports. The field portion will begin at 8 a.m. on Feb. 23, riders should meet at Lookout Pass parking area.