The CSC Safe Snowmobile Operator Certification course will consist of two days. 770 + GST per student: Snowmobile rental available.

Day 1:

Snowmobile Familiarization approx. 9 am to 4:30 pm
Training package handouts/paperwork
Recommended snowmobile/avalanche gear
Local snowmobile laws and regulations (BC)
Preventing the most common injures
Trail signals and safe trail techniques
Familiarization with snowmobile, controls and safety equipment
Pre ride inspection
Basic maintenance of both 2 and 4 cycle engines
Trouble shooting and repairs (includes belt, spark plug change and fluid levels)
Introduction to safe riding practices, riding positions and techniques
Range signals and rules
Basic terrain assessment (Recognizing dangers and avoiding them)
Start, warm-up, and stopping snowmobile, including emergency shutdown
Starting out moving forward and backward
Braking and emergency braking
Turns and figure eights
U turns
Riding up, over and down hills
Safe loading and unloading practices
Safe transport and securing of snowmobiles
Debrief with students
Day 2:

Skills Practice approx. 9am to 3:30 pm
Review of Day 1 skills
Safe unloading practices
Pre ride check
Throughout the day we will be analyzing and talking about terrain, making assessments, and pushing the students to recognize the dangers and make decisions on how minimize their risk.
This includes:
Avalanche awareness (basic, please take a AST1 course)
Survival strategies (basic, please take a survival course)
“Hands on” snowmobiling most of this day:
Turn on a hill
Students will use the skills learn day 1, in trial ride situations; each student taking a turn acting as leader.
How to efficiently and effectively get a snowmobile unstuck
Discussion: safety procedures your workplace may need to institute (maintenance schedule/log, trip plan, emergency evacuation/rescue procedures)
Discussion of your workplace’s special safety considerations (artic, open water, high alpine)
Safe loading practice and techniques
Debrief of Day
BackCountry Safety Operator Certification Inc. can provide the snowmobiles and helmets/avalanche gear (rental fees will apply); all other equipment required will be supplied or rented by the students or employers. All participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability before snowmobiling. Snowmobiling involves certain inherent risks and dangers that are outlined in our Release of Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risks agreement.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.

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