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 — VOHK has become the high-bar for building ultra-performance snowmobiles. Come learn about multiple aspects of turbos, intercoolers, low-altitude considerations, SAE corrected HP and more.
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. — Biggest Challenges Against Winter Recreation — GET EDUCATED! Let’s discuss access, litigation, funding and volunteers so we can empower snowmobilers to keep riding areas open.
5 p.m. — Spring Fling with Brandon “TuDizzle” Cox — A discussion on Spring Fling ride and fundraiser.
9:30 a.m. — Shock Tuning by Jake Anderson of Raptor — Everything you need to know about shock tuning, cause and effect, and the basics of how shocks work.
10:45 a.m. — Snowmobile Access for Skiers & Snowboarders by Jon Miller of Backcountry United — Backcounty United owner Jon 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 — Polaris Terrain Dominators Onasch and Entz offer an informative session on women’s riding techniques.
2 p.m. — Intro To Snowmobiling with Dan Adams — One of the pioneers of the sport of off-trail snowmobiling, and NXT LVL guide/owner, Dan Adams brings his decades of skills to share with beginners. NXT LVL will feature info on their upcoming clinics.
3:15 p.m. — The Mountain Riding Experience with Matt Entz of Mountain Skillz — Polaris Terrain Dominator and Mountain Skillz owner Matt Entz discusses the complete mountain riding experience, including preparation, riding techniques and safety gear.
4:30 p.m. — Radios/Comms With Mike “Mule” Langhenry — Langhenry reviews proper communication & radio technique.
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, Bret Ramussen and many more!
9:30 a.m. — 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 – See www.avalanche1.com or text 970-390-9433 to sign up.
9:30 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.