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Safety By Jon Ferrian • wasafety101@gmail.com

Plan your Safety Events Calendar for this season! Hello fellow Washington snowmobilers! I am excited to be able to present to you a number of avalanche educational opportunities and events for this season. In this article I have pulled together a list of over 20 unique training opportunities designed specifically for snowmobilers. I have listed these events in order of when they are being held so you can drop them all into your calendars for this season! Make Every Trip a Round Trip Seminar and Pro Riders Panel – Free event! Location: WSSA’s Puyallup Snow Show Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: October 21st & 22nd Free seminar: Walk in and attend at the presentation room at the snow show and learn about what it takes to have a safe and successful day in the backcountry. BRP Avalanche Rescue Skills Class – Free event! Location: Pro Caliber, Vancouver, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date & Time: October 30th, 6pm Sign up: pcvleads@procaliber.com or (360) 892-3030

Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: December 28th Sign up: www.nwac.us Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: December 29th Sign up: www.nwac.us Level 1 AIARE Snowmobile Course Location: Privately owned mountain property near Leavenworth, WA Instructor: Tom Curtis Dates: January 5th-7th Sign up: www.alpineinstitute.com/catalog/avalanche-training-aiare-1 Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: January 6th Sign up: www.nwac.us

Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: February 10th Sign up: www.nwac.us Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: February 11th Sign up: www.nwac.us Level 1 AIARE Snowmobile Course Location: Privately owned mountain property near Leavenworth, WA Instructor: Tom Curtis Dates: February 23rd-25th Sign up: www.alpineinstitute.com/catalog/avalanche-training-aiare-1 Level I Snowmobile Avalanche Class Location: The Last Resort. Ronald, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date: March 2nd-4th Sign up: www.thelastresortwa.com/avalanche-training

BRP Avalanche Rescue Skills Class – Free event! Location: Wenatchee Honda BRP, Wenatchee, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date & Time: November 1st, 5:30pm Sign up: (509) 663-0075

Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: January 7th Sign up: www.nwac.us

BRP Avalanche Rescue Skills Class – Free event! Location: I-90 Motorsports, Issaquah, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date & Time: November 2nd, 6pm Sign up: remko@i-90motorsports.com or (425) 391-4490

Level 1 AIARE Snowmobile Course Location: Privately owned mountain property near Leavenworth, WA Instructor: Tom Curtis Dates: January 19th-21st Sign up: www.alpineinstitute.com/catalog/avalanche-training-aiare-1

BRP Avalanche Rescue Skills Class – Free event! Location: Specialty Recreation, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 6pm Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date & Time: November 3rd, 6pm Sign up: sales@specialtyrecreation.com or (208) 667-3571

Level I Snowmobile Avalanche Class Location: The Last Resort. Ronald, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date: February 2nd-4th Sign up: www.thelastresortwa.com/avalanche-training

Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: March 18th Sign up: www.nwac.us

NWAC Sled BASH and Thunderstruck Video Premier 2017 Fundraiser Location: The Beardslee Public House, Bothell, WA Organizer: NWAC Date & Time: November 11th, 2-5pm Sign up: Sled NWAC Facebook page under events (@SledNWACus)

Level 1 AIARE Snowmobile Course Location: Privately owned mountain property near Leavenworth, WA Instructor: Tom Curtis Dates: February 9th-11th Sign up: www.alpineinstitute.com/catalog/avalanche-training-aiare-1

Be sure to stop by the WSSA Safety and NWAC (Northwest Avalanche Center) booths at the WSSA Snow Show on October 21st and 22nd and say hi to the team who is working hard to keep you and your riding partners safe every time you go out. We will have all of this information available to you and much more. Sharing my passion!

Free Beacon Rally at the annual Mt Baker Shoot out Location: Schreiber’s Meadows, Mt Baker, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: March 3rd Sign up: www.nwac.us Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: NWAC Snowmobile Education Coordinator Date: March 17th Sign up: www.nwac.us

BRP Avalanche Rescue Skills Class – Free event! Location: Clem’s Enumclaw Powersports, Enumclaw, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date & Time: November 13th, 6pm Sign up: (360) 825-4502 New American Avalanche Association Avalanche Rescue Class – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date: December 9th Sign up: www.thelastresortwa.com/avalanche-training New American Avalanche Association Avalanche Rescue Class – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA Instructor: Mike Duffy, American Avalanche Association certified instructor Date: December 10th Sign up: www.thelastresortwa.com/avalanche-training Basic Avalanche Skills Course (BASC) – New! Location: The Last Resort, Ronald, WA

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October 2017 Snoflyer  

The official publication of the Washington State Snowmobile Association.

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