What do other people say about us…

"Thank you both for all your efforts, in making last weekend’s course, such a great learning experience. Having never driven a snowmobile, I really appreciated your calm and patient approach to the material. Your, love and enthusiasm for both snowmobiling and teaching really made the course an enjoyable one for me."

Brent Berry Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue November 18, 2016

Cheryl Amber Marie. I would highly recommend Backcountry Safety Training for both Snowmobile and Avalanche training. The BackCountry Crew has a great team of instructors, knowledgeable, skilled and passionate for the outdoors. A great combination for our 3 day course; we took away skills and knowledge that have built our confidence to make good decisions while working up in the mountains (and have fun while we are at it!)

Cheryl Amber Marie Split Rock Environmental May 4, 2019

"Thanks, Rob and Saari. I'd like to thank u guys again for the great and informative Avalanche Skills Course. Sure changed the way I ride."

M vanTo Sledder, Kelowna BC November 18, 2016

"At this time I would like to thank Rob and Saari for the Industrial Safe Snowmobile Operator Training program we recently attended with Back Country Snowmobile. The course was very well outlined, and covered an extensive array of conditions and hazards that would be encounters during the course of a work or a recreational snowmobiling event. As a person who has never operated a snowmobile, I personally, came away from the course confident in my new abilities to manage and operate a snowmobile in all snow conditions. The avalanche awareness portion of the program was especially beneficial as avalanche conditions exist throughout this region and pose a serious threat to those unaware. Even our very experienced snowmobile operators, as students, took away new knowledge from the course. I would personally like to thank Rob and Saari for making the 2 days we spent in the mountains a very enjoyable experience. You both managed to maintain a serious learning environment that met the course objectives, and at the same were able to keep it a fun event had by all."

Wesley Lawrie Survey Manager, ILM Transmission Line November 18, 2016

"I really enjoyed the whole avalanche experience, I thought it was very informative and the four of you combined made it an excellent snowmobile weekend.

Cheers and thanks again!"

Mark Fraser November 18, 2016

"Last March, BackCountry Snowmobile operators Saari and Rob, provided a group of students and myself from the Vancouver Island School Ski Patrol Program a Work Safe BC endorsed 2-day snowmobile operators course. The course content, instructors, practical snowmobile training was excellent. We were able to test the snowmobile and our limits in a safe, yet challenging environment. We are definitely making this an annual training component with our ski patrol program. I would highly recommend Backcountry Snowmobile for anyone who wants to improve their snowmobile operating skills."

Jake Friesen Vancouver Island School Ski Patrol Program November 18, 2016

"The avalanche course was awesome thanks, very educational, enlightening, and magnificent scenery to boot. Can’t beat that. Thanks you all so much."

Ron Chan Fleet Manager, Zip Courier November 18, 2016

"I really enjoyed learning about avalanches and especially how to locate a beacon. Thanks for all your help."

Kalvin Barnes Lower Mainland November 18, 2016

"Not only did I walk away from the excellent snowmobile training with new skills that will keep me safe on the job, but Saari taught me how to pan fry the perfect T-Bone steak!"

Luke Campbell ILM Transmission Line November 18, 2016

My team and I had a great time and learned lots.

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Jason Daly Manager - Field Support Industrial Safe Snowmobile Operator Training February 24, 2022

Rob, Thanks for coming out to deliver the Industrial Safe Snowmobile Operator course for Canadian Mountain Holliday staff at the Gothics Lodge. I think everyone found a lot of benefit in it.

Mike Aucoin CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures December 17, 2020

Hi Rob,

I just wanted to let you know that the Prince George staff had a great time at your industrial safe snowmobile operator course, thank you.

Amee-Jo Parisian

January 20, 2021

Hi, this is Aaron from the avalanche course today, just wanted to say thanks again for the awesome course and all your time and effort. I took away a lot from this course and realized how many mistakes I have been doing. Take care and thanks.

Aaron Titus Vancouver Island Sledder AST-1 January 18, 2017

I took a two day snowmobile safety training course through Rob at BackCountry Safety Training as a work training requirement. The course offered was excellent. Rob went above and beyond to teach us useful skills and real life skill applications. Our group had so much fun and we are excited to put our new skills to use. Although Rob offers a one day snowmobile operators license course, I highly recommend taking the course over two days.

Marissa Heppner Industrial Safe Snowmobile Operator Training March 6, 2023