FREE Avalanche Awareness Presentations!

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Snow has started falling in many areas around the country! Hopefully it will continue to pile up and we will all be riding soon. Mountain Skillz is proud to offer a series of FREE Avalanche Awareness Presentations specifically for snowmobilers and snowbikers throughout the state of Colorado the week of November 14-17! They will take place at select Polaris dealerships in conjunction with local snowmobile clubs. There is no charge, it is appropriate for ALL ages, and refreshments will be provided. The presentation is based on the Know Before You Go program developed by the Utah Avalanche Center and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

The program teaches a simple and straightforward 5 step system. 1. Get the Gear 2. Get the Training 3. Get the Forecast 4. Get the Picture and 5. Get out of Harm's Way! The first half of the presentation consists of a short video and slideshow explaining the program. The second half is an interactive question and answer session diving into more details. We will share multiple resources that are available to help you be aware of daily dangers and conditions from your local riding area and everywhere throughout the country. Additional item covered will be proper gear discussion & demonstration, shared personal experiences, how you can help your local avalanche center, and general preparedness!

Schedule and Locations-

Tuesday, November 14 at 6 pm

Weekender Sports

141 West Bridge Street

Hotchkiss, CO 81419

 

Wednesday, November 15 at 6 pm

Alpine Motor Sports

720 Tyler Avenue

Kremmling, CO 80459

 

Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm

Mark's Outdoor Sports

235 Craft Drive

Alamosa, CO 81101

 

Friday, November 17 at 6 pm

Fun Center

29603 Highway 160

Durango, CO 81301

 

It is important to know that these are AWARENESS presentations. While they will provide a lot of great information, there is no replacement for on the snow training and education. Mountain Skillz is proud to be an official American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) motorized avalanche course provider and American Avalanche Association (AAA) professional member. To learn more about the courses we offer and when they are scheduled, please visit
http://www.mountainskillz.com/services/avalanche_safety/

 

 

2017-2018 SCHEDULE and WEBSITE UPDATES

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Blue skies, great snow, and even better people are the norm with Mountain Skillz!

Who's ready for winter?!?!?!?! We sure are! It is only the beginning of October and many of you have already seen snow. Hopefully a good sign of things to come this winter for everyone. Southern Colorado has received multiple snowstorms and we hope to start breaking in our new sleds soon. We have a very busy and exciting season ahead of us and are working to get the website updated. Most of our information has been updated but we are still working on updating our booking calendar to register directly along with a few new items! Discounted preseason rates are being offered through October 31. We are excited to offer a variety of 2018 POLARIS AXYS RMK 800 rentals to all of our clients for all workshops, avalanche courses, and Ladies Clinics! IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN CHECK AVAILABILITY AND MANUALLY REGISTER FOR RIDING WORKSHOPS, AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSES, AND LADIES CLINICS BY EMAILING MATT AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . CORRECT DATES FOR THIS SEASON ARE LISTED BELOW!!

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The mountains of southern Colorado are spectacular!

INSTRUCTIONAL RIDING WORKSHOPS (click for info)

Join experienced professional instructors Matt Entz and James Finsterwald for a personalized technical mountain riding workshop. Small groups assure each person the individual attention necessary for a fun, educational, and challenging experience!  Based on availability, 1 and 2 day workshops may be scheduled throughout any 3 day dates. 1, 2, and 3 day riding workshops will officially begin as soon as we have adequate snow! In the meantime, the following dates are available-

December 19&20, 21-23, 26-28, and 29-31 January 22-24 and 26-28 February 1&2, 5-7, 9-11, 12-14, 16&17, 18-20, and 21&22 March 11-13, 16-18, 19&20, 23-25, 26-28, and 29-31 April DETERMINED BY CONDITIONS 

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Our diverse terrain offers the ideal environment for all riders.

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Wolf Creek pass is world-famous for its incredible snow!

AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSES (click for info)

Intro to Avalanches- Our introductory training course consists of an evening classroom session followed by a full day of on snow training and education. December 17&18 Level 1- This 3 day course is designed specifically for snowmobilers and snowbikers and taught in conjunction with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) motorized curriculum. December 13-15 January 29-31 March 8-10

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Snowpack evaluation and stability testing with our Level 1 course.

LADIES CLINICS

For the 5th season, Mountain Skillz is excited to offer our Ladies Clinics with special guest instructor, Kim Onasch! Official details will be released soon. In the meantime, please email Matt Entz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details, with any questions, and to register. December 16&17 February 3&4

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One of our awesome Ladies Clinic groups last winter. #BAMR

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2 hour, 4 hour, and Full Day 'Scenic' and 'Adventure' tours 

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Contact Matt Entz, Owner of Mountain Skillz
719-849-3168
matt@mountainskillz.com

Mountain Skillz is an equal opportunity service provider operating under a Special Use Permit throughout the Divide Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest.