Clinic Dates January 11/12, 2020
February 8/9, 2020
Experience Intermediate > Advanced
Age 19 +
Price $985 per person (2 days)


Mountain Sledding Skills Level 2

Looking for a way to up your “A” game?  Golden Snowmobile Rentals has been providing Riding Clinics for almost 15 years!  Sometimes simple instruction and a few tricks are all most intermediate riders need to get to the next level or to at least feel more confident in the backcountry.

Intermediate riders can benefit dramatically from a few simple skills and techniques.  If you are new to mountain sledding it is a great opportunity to develop the proper muscle memory, and if you are veteran we can break technical moves down to make sure we using as little energy as possible to get the job done!

Although it might seem technique is at the top of the agenda we also spend time on pre-trip planning, safe riding habits, terrain management and selection, as well as group dynamics.  Great follow up to any AST1 course.


Day 1

  • 8:30am meet and greet at GSR for weather / safety / pre-trip planning / waivers / rental gear if needed.
  • Drive to appropriate trailhead
  • Parking lot debrief with equipment check (communication and avalanche gear) / etiquette chat
  • Riding workshops / instructor will break down technique / tricks & tips
  • Lunch (bring your own lunch or we can order you lunch from Bluebird Café)
  • Riding workshops / skill development / terrain negotiation
  • Debrief / social

Day 2

  • 8:30 meet and greet at GSR for weather / safety / pre-trip planning
  • Morning meeting at GSR for weather / pre-trip planning
  • Drive to appropriate trailhead
  • Riding workshop (continuation from Day 1)
  • Lunch (bring your own lunch or we can order you lunch from Bluebird Café)
  • Avalanche rescue scenario / debrief
  • Wrap-up
Skills Training

Workshops (based on skill levels) include:

  • Rider positioning
  • Throttle control
  • Momentum vs. track speed
  • Braking
  • Sidehilling
  • Wrong foot forward
  • Turn-ups
  • Panel slides
  • Wheelies
  • Small jumps
  • Belt adjustment
  • Track tension
  • Handle bar height
  • Control positioning
  • What to carry in your bag
  • Equipment checks
  • Communication equipment (what we carry and why)
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Modern Mountain Snowmobile (we have a fleet of current AXYS RMK’S)
  • Safety gear (basic first aid kit)
  • Avalanche safety equipment (modern transceiver with new batteries, probe, shovel, pack)
  • Spare belt
  • Basic tool kit (at least the OEM kit)
  • Riding Gear (Base & mid layer, jacket, pants, boots, helmet, goggles x 2, hat and gloves x 2, etc)
  • Please inform us of any medical conditions prior to arrival (this information will remain confidential).
  • You are responsible for Lunch, Snacks, and drinks (no alcohol).
  • If you require any of the above, it can be purchased or rented from GSR.  Please call ahead of time to arrange.
  • Trail day pass not included.