Once again this year, the Colorado Snowmobile Association has organized a complete list of educational workshops and seminars aimed at educating western riders on everything from sled performance to riding techniques, new technologies to avalanche awareness and much more. Famous backcountry pro riders like Chris Burandt, Bret Rasmussen, Matt Entz, Kim Long and many others share their secrets. All seminars, except for the Mike Duffy presentation on Sunday morning, are included in your admission. Attend as many as you wish! See the schedule below the photos.
Interesting & Educational Seminars
9:30 a.m. — Avalanche Awareness with Tyler’s Backcounty Awareness — Brian Lundstedt discusses terrain and group management skills and how it relates to avalanche awareness and incident prevention.
10:45 a.m. — Sled Performance with Erik Woog of VOHK Performance — Mechanical wizard and powersports guru Erik Woog discusses the essentials in sled performance
12:45 p.m. Riding Clinic with Chris Burandt — Get riding tips, tricks, and stories from Polaris Terrain Dominator, Chris Burandt.
2 p.m. — Ride Seminar with Bret Rasmussen — Backcountry ride technique with Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert Bret “The Professor” Rasmussen.
3:15 p.m. — Snow Bike Panel Discussion — A panel discussion and Q&A on Snow Bikes, including purchasing, upgrading, installing and riding. Panel will include Dan Adams, Toby Till, a Timbersled rep and more!
5 p.m. — Spring Fling with Brandon “TuDizzle” Cox — A discussion on Spring Fling ride and fundraiser.
10:45 a.m. — Snowmobile Access for Skiers & Snowboarders by Jon Miller of Backcountry United — Miller discusses the skills, tips and techniques to get the most out of using a sled to access better terrain for snowboarding and skiing.
12:45 p.m. — Women’s Riding Clinic with Matt Entz and Kim Onasch — Onasch and Entz (Boondockers and Mountain Skillz) offer an informative session on women’s riding techniques.
2 p.m. — Better Photography with Steven Marlenee of Marlenee Photography — Learn how to take better photos, what gear to carry, how to carry it, and how to edit your photos to pop on social media
3:15 p.m. — The Mountain Riding Experience with Matt Entz of Mountain Skillz — Matt Entz (Boondockers and Mountain Skillz) discuss the complete mountain riding experience, including preparation and riding techniques.
4:30 p.m. — Radios/Comms With Mike “Mule” Langhenry — Reviewing proper communication and radio techniques for use in the backcountry.
5:45 p.m. — Suspension Service & Tuning With Z Broz Ryan Zollinger — Z-Broz Suspension, founded by the famous Zollinger Brothers, teaches how get the most out of your suspension and how to properly tune.
ALSO SATURDAY, MAIN ROOM
12 to 12:30 p.m. — Celebrity Autograph Session — Come meet your favorite stars and pick up an autographed poster from a great lineup including Dan Adams, Chris Burandt, David McClure, Matt Entz, Kim Onasch, and more!
9:30 — Avalanche Rescue Skills with Mike Duffy — New class. Emphasis is on avalanche transceivers and rescue techniques. Students should bring their transceiver, shovel, probe and pack. $40 Fee. See www.avalanche1.com or text 970-390-9433 to sign up
9:30 — CSA Quarterly Meeting — The Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA) holds its quarterly meeting and covers a variety of topics. This meeting is open to the public — members and non-members alike.