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 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. — Performance Tune-Up with Erik Woog of VOHK Performance — VOHK has become the high-bar for building ultra-performance snowmobiles. Come learn how to tune-up your sled for ultimate performance.
12:45 p.m. — Riding Clinic with Chris Burandt — Tune-up your riding! Learn proper sled technique for backcountry riding from Polaris Terrain Dominator and X-Games Gold athlete Chris Burandt. Q&A to follow.
2 p.m. — Ride Seminar with Bret Rasmussen — Dial in your riding technique with Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert Bret “The Professor” Rasmussen. Perfect your riding skills development!
3:15 p.m. — The Mountain Riding Experience with Matt Entz — Polaris Terrain Dominator and Mountain Skillz owner Matt Entz discusses the complete mountain riding experience, including preparation, riding techniques, riding gear and safety gear.
4:30 p.m. — GPS Navigation with Mike “Mule” Langhenry — Discussion, demo, tips and tricks to using a GPS effectively in the backcountry.
9:30 a.m. — Tune In and Get Involved – Spring Fling & Club Involvement with Brandon “TuDizzle” Cox — A brief discussion on Spring Fling plans & success, followed up by diving into why club organization is important to our sport. Free drawing and giveaways, and Hawaiian Punch will be served!
10:45 a.m. — Tune Up Your Survival Capabilities with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) — Winter Warfare instructors from the 10th SFG(A) will outline how to increase your cold weather survival understanding and preparedness.
12:45 p.m. — Travelling in Avalanche Terrain with Greg Mears, Ortovox— Learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and conditions. Plan a group ride that minimizes your exposure to avalanche hazards. Participants will form riding groups, read and interpret an actual avalanche bulletin and use a 3D mountain model to plot a day of riding in avalanche terrain.
2 p.m. — Stranded in the Snowies – A First-Responders Account with Greg More and others — A discussion on the four snowmobilers that became stranded in the Snowies for five days. Told by the first responders and rescuers, learn how you can be more prepared for a rescue situation
3:45 p.m. — Access Issues: Tune In To Save Your Riding Areas with Scott Jones and others — A discussion on current events and policies that impact land use, access and public lands. Also, learn what you can do to help save your riding areas.
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, Bret Ramussen and many more!
9:15 a.m. — Avalanche Rescue Skills with Mike Duffy — New class format for 2019 emphasizing advanced skills and knowledge for riding in avalanche terrain. Learn the techniques that make a huge difference in the outcome of a day of riding. This interactive class will progress to hands-on training. Students should bring their avalanche gear to class. $40. Text 970-390-9433 to sign up. www.avalanche1.com
9:15 a.m. — 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.