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