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, are included in your admission. Attend as many as you wish! See the schedule below the photos.
Interesting & Educational Seminars
Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo Workshop and Seminar Schedule
Hosted by the Colorado Snowmobile Association, in partnership with all of these great volunteer speakers and presenters.
Friday, October 8
“Turning Your Passion Into A Career” hosted by Clay Hockel of Thunderstruck Films
Discusses turning your passion into a business, from social media techniques, networking, team management, and sponsorship.
“Ride Command Navigation App and In-Vehicle Display” hosted by Polaris Trail Ambassador Dave Chester
An overview of the free Ride Command app. How Ride Command works directly with clubs to keep trail data accurate, helps clubs raise funds with business sponsors, promotes your clubs riding events, and allows you to view your riders with group ride.
“Advanced Backcountry Riding Clinic” hosted by Ski-Doo Ambassador, The Professor Bret Rasmussen
Advanced backcountry riding techniques.
“Avalanche Awareness Presentation” hosted by Dan Adams, Matt Entz and Dustin Pancheri
Covers Avalanche Awareness, Proper Gear and Why Training is Important
“Clutching Fundamentals & Calibrations” hosted by Erik Woog of Vohk Performance
The fundamental concepts of CVT and how and why various calibration decisions are made for different applications.
Saturday, October 9
“New Sled Owners Clinic” hosted by Jeremy Mercier & Ski-Doo/BRP
Overview for first-time sled owners or those relatively new to the sport: Trailer techniques, how to change a belt, general maintenance & care, parking lot etiquette and more.
“Beacon Basics” hosted by Brian Lundstedt of Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness
Helps you to learn how a beacon works, learn about flux lines, an overview of how to operate a beacon.
“All About Snowbiking” hosted by Toby Till of Rocky Mountain Snow MX
Setup, technique, accessories and carry-ons (must-haves vs. nice-to-haves), and standard maintenance.
“Land Access Issue: Colorado General” hosted by Scott Jones of the Colorado Snowmobile Association
“Radio Communications” hosted by A.I.A.R.E instructor Mike “Mule” Langhenry
Use of radios, demo, tips and tricks to using a radios effectively in the backcountry.
“Women In Snowmobiling” hosted by Ashley Chaffin, Kim Onasch, Tori Billings and Jen MacPherson
Come and join a panel of talented female backcountry riders for an interactive discussion about their experiences, riding techniques, and all things sled related!
“Land Access Issues: Grand Mesa” hosted by Scott Jones of the Colorado Snowmobile Association plus Colorado Parks and Wildlife
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 (Grand Mesa User Group)
“Save Yourself, Save Others: Search & Rescue” hosted by 3G Guiding Cameron Chimenti and Louis Moeller of Colorado Parks & Wildlife/Jackson SAR
“Suspension Tuning Clinic” hosted by Chris Burandt and Fox Shox
Shares tips on how to learn to adjust your suspension, the effects of adjusting different suspension components and a breakdown of how to effectively upgrade your suspension.
“SAFER: Intro to Backcountry First Aid & CPR” hosted by Rick Shircel & Jayson McAuliffeildlife
SAFER: Intro To Backcountry First Aid & CPR — SAFER = Snowmobilers Approach to First Aid Emergency Response, and they living up to their name with this intro to CPR & First Aid seminar, which includes trauma assessment & triage.
“ECU Tuning & Performance” hosted by Eric Woog of Vohk Performance
Learn all about ECU tuning from master mechanic and owner at VOHK Eric Woog, the industry leader in building the world’s most impressive machines!
“Backcountry Winter Survival” hosted by the 10th Special Forces Group
Soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group: Winter Warfare Detatchment discuss winter survival techniques and essential gear
“Avalanche Rescue Skills 2022” hosted by Mike Duffy of Avalanche1. NOTICE: Requires pre-registration and fee
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
Celebrity Autograph Session in the Main Room