Snowmobile-specific avalanche class coming up |

Snowmobile-specific avalanche class coming up


Sponsored by Silverthorne Power Sports, Summit County Search and Rescue, and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, a four-hour snowmobile specific avalanche class is being offered on Tuesday, Oct. 23.The class costs $35 per person, and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco. Sign up now as space is limited!You’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes, what equipment works best, how to rescue effectively, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps and increase your on-mountain skills.Mike Duffy, an experienced avalanche instructor with Colorado Mountain College will lead the class. Also included in the course is training with avalanche beacons, learning about group dynamics, and running through a number of different scenarios.You’ll also have a chance to check out new 2008 sleds from Yamaha, as well as a number of products new for the season.To sign up, call Silverthorne Power Sports at (970) 513-1119.

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