CAC Industrial Safe Snowmobile Operator Course

This course is suitable for participants who have some experience operating an ATV, UTV, snowmobile, or other off vehicle. This is a fast paced, information filled, program.

Instructors are certified by the BC Snowmobile Federation and the Canadian Safety Council to get you riding safely. With a small class size (4-8 riders) it’s an excellent learning environment. So hop on your snowmobile (or rent one) and join us for a fun and informative day.


Safe operation of a snowmobile (how to safely get the most out of the machine, with the minimum amount of risk and effort).

  • Safety Gear
  • Rider Skills
  • Terrain assessment
  • Trail repairs, safe towing
  • Basic snowmobile mechanical operation and maintenance
  • Safe loading practices
  • Unstuck Maneuvers
CSC Snowmobile Operator Certification (ISSO)
$670 +GST
  • 1 day course
  • Hands-on training
  • rental snowmobile and avalanche safety gear available
  • CSC Certification


The Safe Snowmobile Operator Certification course will consist of one 8 hour day.

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
  • Trouble shooting and repairs (includes belt, spark plug change and fluid levels)
  • Introduction to safe riding practices, riding positions and techniques
  • 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
  • Obstacles
  • U turns
  • Riding up, over and down hills
  • How to efficiently and effectively get a snowmobile unstuck
  • Safe loading and unloading practices
  • Safe transport and securing of snowmobiles
  • Debrief with students

Snowmobile, Avalanche gear, Snow apparel required. Rental equipment available.

Students responsible for lunch/snacks/beverages.

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The bottom line is, that a snowbike culture of safety has to come from learning from others motorized sports past mistakes.