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Snowmobile Operators Class - Coeur d'Alene

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

Responsible Riders OHV Education
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) Responsible Riders course provides a building block style learning environment. Your learning begins after registering for a specific course date and location. 

Preregistration is requested: www.reced.idaho.gov select snowmobile courses. Thank you! 

Feb 22nd - 6pm at the IDPR Region Office - Powerpoint presentation - 2 hours

Feb 23rd - 9am at (TBD) - plan for 6 - 8 hours in the field

Training includes a blend of classroom and field training with the following topics:

  • Trailering
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Personal Protective Items
  • Safety Equipment
  • Emergency Kit
  • Pre-ride Checklist
  • Hand Signals
  • Ride Planning
  • Tools
  • Backcountry Safety
  • Trail Signs
  • Avalanche Safety
  • First Aid
  • Riding Apparel
  • Starting the Snowmobile
  • Riding Positions
  • Group Riding
  • Snow Conditions
  • Rider Responsibilities
  • Idaho Laws
  • Idaho Certificate of Number
  • Road Crossing
  • Under the Hood & Engine
  • Dashboard
  • Steering & Skis
  • Belt & Clutch
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Getting unstuck
  • Getting the Snowmobile Moving and Turning
  • Introduction to Standing
  • Safe Riding Strategies
  • Tight Turns
  • Quick Turns
  • Climbing and Descending Hills
  • Traversing Hills 

What do I bring?
 You must wear the proper riding gear at all times during training. 

  • Your snowmobile with current certificate of number
  • DOT approved helmet                                      
  • Appropriate winter wear to keep yourself warm                                     

How much does it cost?
Nothing. Your snowmobile certificate sticker funds pay for the course.

Do I use my own snowmobile?

Can I share a snowmobile?
No. The course is fast paced and generally is held miles from the trailhead. 

IDPR Region Office at 2885 Kathleen Ave. Suite 1, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Contact: Ian Byrne @ (208) 769-1511 or ian.byrne@idpr.idaho.gov

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