After a successful inaugural season, MOUNTAIN SKILLZ will be operating FULL TIME for the 2013-2014 winter! Our mission at MOUNTAIN SKILLZ with Matt Entz is to responsibly and respectfully promote snowmobiling, safety, and awareness while providing our clients with individual-based instruction and information to enhance their mountain snowmobiling experience. This starts with an understanding and basic knowledge of avalanche safety. Partnered with The Wolf Creek Avalanche School for a fourth winter, we offer a limited number of snowmobile oriented Intro to Avalanche Safety courses. This winter we proudly welcome, Brian Lundstedt from Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness to our Avalanche Safety program. These courses operate under The Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Instructional Riding Workshops operate under Wolf Creek Snowmobile Tours special use permit by the San Juan National Forest.
At MOUNTAIN SKILLZ, we stress reading and understanding the daily avalanche forecast and bulletin along with the local weather forecast. All students are required to carry proper avalanche gear (properly functioning beacon, metal shovel, probe, and backpack) which we can provide at NO COST for daily use thanks to our friends at SnowPulse/MAMMUT. Throughout each day, students will evaluate snow conditions and terrain, practice proper technique with avalanche gear, and practice safe travel management. Our focus on improving your riding skills and technique is based on your individual ability and experience. Choose between three day or five day workshops. Through our skill assessments, you will have the opportunity to learn and apply proper technique for a wide variety of mountain riding disciplines including riding a sled on edge, downhill descent, sidehilling, tree navigation, breaking trail, powder turns, climbing, turning out, jumping, getting unstuck, and much more. Whether you are a beginner, experienced veteran, or anywhere in between, we are dedicated to helping you. With improved “MOUNTAIN SKILLZ”, you will have a new-found confidence in your preparation, decision making, awareness, and riding abilities resulting in a safe and exciting mountain snowmobiling future!