Want to brush up on your riding skills? Book some time with one of our professional guides. We've moved away from the large group clinic format so that you can get the most out of your time. Our guides will assess your current riding ability and work with you on what you want to learn. Spend a half day with one of our guides and brush up on your riding skills. Clinics are available daily expect during peak holiday times.
RIDING CLINIC - LEVEL 1 This clinic is designed for those new to snowmobiling or trail riders that want to learn some back country skills. This class will cover topics such as what to pack, trailering your equipment, mechanical basics, avoiding getting stuck (and how to get unstuck if you do), and various riding techniques. We will incorporate course exercises to explain and practice weight transfer, foot placement, throttle and brake control, turning, and counter steering. $300 for 2 people and $100 for each additional person (up to 4 people) - MACHINE NOT INCLUDED
RIDING CLINIC - LEVEL 2 This clinic is designed for those who have been riding for some time, but want to improve their skills. This clinic will touch on a few aspects of the beginner’s clinic but will have a greater focus on more advanced riding techniques. We will include course exercises to explain and demonstrate different riding techniques and skills, including counter steering, throttle and brake control, foot placement, powder turns, side hilling, climbing, turning out, and more. $300 for 2 people and $100 for each additional person (up to 4 people) - MACHINE NOT INCLUDED
INTRODUCTION TO AVALANCHE SAFETY Dates to be Announced This course is suited for riders who frequent avalanche terrain from easily accessible backcountry trailheads and highway passes and are venturing into avalanche terrain along with others, but who don’t typically bother to discuss the avalanche concerns due to the familiarity of the terrain they are in. Don’t be complacent! In this course, you’ll learn how to identify avalanche terrain, how to use local and regional resources to make decisions about where and when to ride, the importance of trip planning, how to spot ‘red flags’, as well as an introduction to companion rescue and related gear. This course has some inside and some outside time. Participants must come prepared to travel on machines in the backcountry. A beacon, shovel, and probe are required or available for rent for an additional $25.00. $175 PER PERSON - MACHINE NOT INCLUDED
AIARE LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSE Dates to be Announced Central Oregon Adventures’ staff has teamed up with AIARE-trained certified instructors from Oregon Ski Guides to teach this snowmobile specific avalanche safety course. This level one course is a 3- day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard and management. A beacon, shovel, and probe are required or available for rent for an additional $25. $450 PER PERSON - MACHINE NOT INCLUDED
The course is expected to: · Provide a basic understanding of avalanches · Describe a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain · Focus on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing “answers” · Give lessons and exercises that are practically oriented, useful, and applicable in the field
Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught). · At the end of the course the student should be able to: · Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain · Recognize avalanche terrain · Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain · Learn and apply effective companion rescue
DAN PEABODY - TRAINER/GUIDE
sTEVEN dIECKHOFF - TRAINER/GUIDE
GEOFF LODGE - TRAINER/GUIDE
Central Oregon Adventures operates under a special use permit from the Deschutes National Forest and the Oregon State Marine Board.