Bear Lodge offering snowmobile activities and training

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SHERIDAN — A variety of snowmobile activities will be offered at Bear Lodge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday including on-snow avalanche training.

“Ride Rasmussen Style,” an all-day snowmobiling class taught by Bret Rasmussen, will feature technical riding skills and boondocking fun.

The course will be offered Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. check-in. Saturday’s class is full.

The cost of the course is $275 for the day and each day is limited to 10 participants.

“On-snow avalanche training” with Mike Duffy will be offered Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.

The three-hour course will allow participants to practice the principles taught in Avalanche 1, such as how to probe and proper beacon use.

The class is taught from a snowmobiler’s perspective by an avalanche instructor with 20 years of mountain riding experience to prepare participants for their next adventure.

Class space is limited to 10 participants per session and costs $85 per person.

Check-in will begin 30 minutes prior to each class.

Friday night at 6 p.m. Bear Lodge will host a free meet and greet with LLC’s Featured Riders.

The free event is open to all and will serve as a fundraiser for the Northern Big Horn Mountains Recreation Association search and rescue via a silent auction.

Avalanche 1, a classroom course with Mike Duffy, will be offered Saturday at 6 p.m.

The cost for the four-hour session is $49.

The class will discuss how to avoid the most common snowmobiling mistakes, what equipment works best, how to rescue effectively, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps, analyze stability and increase your skills in the mountains.

To register for any of the courses see

For more information call 752-2444.

Bear Lodge is located at 5600 US Highway 14 Alt, Dayton.

By |January 27th, 2014|

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