October 1, 2019
Backcountry Access and Ski-Doo snowmobiles are pleased to present the 2019 Ski-Doo Avalanche Awareness Course schedule. Presented by BCA sled ambassadors Mike Duffy (U.S.) and Marshall Dempster (Canada), snowmobilers can sign up for backcountry rider education with free avalanche awareness and avoidance seminars at local dealer locations in the U.S. and in Canada.
Avalanche courses are open to owners of all brands of sleds. Most courses are combined with an open house or mountain-riding event. Participants are encouraged to register with the host dealer so they can plan meeting space accordingly and ensure a spot.
As the largest manufacturer of snowmobiles and avalanche safety equipment, Ski-Doo and BCA, respectively, recognize the importance of continuing their leadership role in advancing responsible backcountry use. The free Ski-Doo Avalanche classes use both interactive and classroom-style content that is geared for riders of all skill levels, and attendees are encouraged to bring their friends along no matter what brand they ride.
And all riders are encouraged to enter the 2019 BCA Ski-Doo Giveaway for a chance to win one of eight BCA prizes – a Float Turbo 15 airbag, Tracker2 beacon, a pair of BC Link radios, MtnPro gear and more!
Along with sponsoring seminars, Ski-Doo and BCA also encourage riders to use Backcountry Ascender, an online backcountry education platform, supported by the International Snowmobile Manufacturer’s Association (ISMA).
Sign up for an avalanche course at a location near you!
|Sep 27-29, 2019||Show||Big East Powersports Show||Syracuse||NY||DETAILS|
|Oct 8, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Honeyville||UT||DETAILS|
|Oct 9, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Salt Lake City||UT||DETAILS|
|Oct 11, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Kamas||UT||DETAILS|
|Oct 11-13, 2019||Show||NH Grass Drag (Race Into Winter)||Fremont||NH||DETAILS|
|Oct 11, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Rexburg||ID||DETAILS|
|Oct 12-13, 2019||Show||Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo (CO)||Denver||CO||DETAILS|
|Oct 15, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Rapid City||SD||DETAILS|
|Oct 16, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Mandan||ND||DETAILS|
|Oct 17, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Lakewood||CO||DETAILS|
|Oct 18-20, 2019||Show||Milwaukee Snowmobile Show||Milwaukee||WI||DETAILS|
|OCT 18, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Boise||ID||DETAILS|
|Oct 19-20, 2019||Show||Washington Snowmobile Expo||Puyallup||WA||DETAILS|
|Oct 22, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Negaunee||MI||DETAILS|
|Oct 23, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Appleton||WI||DETAILS|
|Oct 25-26, 2019||Show||Intermountain Snowmobile Show (Utah)||Sandy||UT||DETAILS|
|Oct 25, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Minneapolis||MN||DETAILS|
|Oct 26, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Sauk Centre||MN||DETAILS|
|Oct 29, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Great Falls||MT||DETAILS|
|Oct 30, 2019||Course||Seminar Avalanche||Missoula||MT||DETAILS|
|NOV 1-3, 2019||Show||Novi Snowmobile Show||Novi||MI||DETAILS|
|NOV 1, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Coeur d’Alene||ID||DETAILS|
|NOV 2, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Granby||CO||DETAILS|
|NOV 6, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Sioux Falls||SD||DETAILS|
|NOV 7, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Toronto||SD||DETAILS|
|NOV 8, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Worthington||MN||DETAILS|
|NOV 9, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Wilmington||IL||DETAILS|
|NOV 12, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Breckenridge||CO||DETAILS|
|NOV 13, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Wenatchee||WA||DETAILS|
|NOV 14, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Issaquah||WA||DETAILS|
|NOV 15-16, 2019||Show||Idaho Snowmobile Show EXPO Idaho||Boise||ID||DETAILS|
|NOV 15, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Johnson Creek||WI||DETAILS|
|Oct 15, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Blackfoot||AB||DETAILS|
|Oct 16, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Regina||SK||DETAILS|
|Oct 18-20, 2019||Show||Alberta Snowmobile & Powersports Show||Edmonton||AB||DETAILS|
|Oct 18, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Swift Current||SK||DETAILS|
|Oct 22, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Edmonton||AB||DETAILS|
|Oct 23, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Edmonton||AB||DETAILS|
|Oct 25 -27, 2019||Show||Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show||Mississauga||ON||DETAILS|
|Oct 26, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Brooks||AB||DETAILS|
|Oct 29, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Calgary||AB||DETAILS|
|Oct 30, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Red Deer County||AB||DETAILS|
|Oct 1-3, 2019||Show||Saskatchewan Snowmobile Show||Saskatoon||SK||DETAILS|
|Nov 4, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Grande Prairie||AB||DETAILS|
|Nov 5, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Dawson Creek||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 6, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Edson||AB||DETAILS|
|Nov 7, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Prince George||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 13, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Squamish||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 14, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Langley||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 15-17, 2019||Show||Salon National Quad-Motoneige||Montreal||QC||DETAILS|
|Nov 16, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Courtenay||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 19, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Kamloops||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 21, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Vernon||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 22, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Kelowna||BC||DETAILS|
|Nov 26, 2019||Course||Avalanche Seminar||Winnipeg||MB||DETAILS|
About the Seminars
Avalanche courses in Canada are led by Marshall Dempster, a recognized avalanche forecaster, a Lead Instructor (AST1 and 2) and Backcountry Guide. Dempster is a Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, professional avalanche forecaster and retired Canadian Avalanche Association Rescue dog handler. He has 18 years of mountain experience focused on safe travel as well as mountain rescue and a passion to share his knowledge.
Avalanche courses in the U.S. are led by Mike Duffy of Avalanche1.com, one of the most recognized snowmobile trainers in North America. In addition to leading the Ski-Doo Avalanche Course tour, Duffy instructs for the American Avalanche Institute, American Avalanche Association, Alaska Avalanche School and Silverton Avalanche School. Duffy has been giving snowmobile-specific avalanche classes since 1996. As rescue team leader in the Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Duffy has more than 27 years of mountain riding and mountain rescue experience. He is also a backcountry snowmobile guide and riding instructor.