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Modules and Lessons

  1. Rider Basics
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. MEET YOUR MACHINE
    3. SLED TERMINOLOGY: THE PARTS
    4. THE TOP 6 SAFETY RULES FOR RIDERS
    5. WHAT CAUSES SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENTS?
    6. ACCIDENT PREVENTION TIPS
    7. CONFIDENCE IS SAFETY
    8. KNOW YOUR LIMIT, STAY WITHIN IT
  2. Before Heading Out
    1. HOW’S YOUR RIDER HEALTH?
    2. TRIP PLANNING
    3. MAP IT OUT
    4. ACCESSING PRIVATE PROPERTY
    5. CHECKING THE WEATHER
    6. YOUR RIDER CLOTHING & SAFETY GEAR
    7. YOUR ESSENTIAL GEAR LIST: HELMETS
    8. YOUR ESSENTIAL GEAR LIST: RIDER CLOTHING
    9. PACK YOUR TOOLS
  3. Servicing & Transporting Your Sled
    1. SNOWMOBILE MAINTENANCE: PRE-SEASON & PRE-STORAGE
    2. PREPPING YOUR SLED FOR STORAGE
    3. SLED TRANSPORTATION: LOADING & TRAILERING
    4. TRAILER & VEHICLE LOGISTICS
    5. SNOWMOBILE TRAILER TYPES
    6. HOW TO USE TILT-BED TRAILERS
    7. LOADING SAFETY TIPS FOR TILT-BED TRAILERS
    8. HOW TO USE FLAT-BED TRAILERS
    9. HOW TO USE ENCLOSED FLAT-BED TRAILERS
    10. GENERAL SNOWMOBILE TRAILERING TIPS
  4. Rider Skills
    1. THE RIDER EXPERIENCE
    2. GETTING STARTED: RIDER POSTURE
    3. MAKING ADJUSTMENTS
    4. DO A PRE-RIDE INSPECTION
    5. STARTING YOUR MACHINE
    6. BRAKING
    7. STOPPING YOUR SLED
    8. HOW TO BRAKE SMOOTHLY & SAFELY
    9. PARKING & THEFT PREVENTION
    10. TURNING
    +7 more lessons
  5. Rider Responsibility
    1. RIDER RESPONSIBILITY
    2. ALCOHOL & DRUGS
    3. COMBINING SPEED & ALCOHOL
    4. RIDER FATIGUE
    5. GROUP RIDING
    6. HAND SIGNALS
    7. FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY & SAFE SPEED
    8. HOW TO CALCULATE A SAFE SPEED
    9. RIDER BEHAVIOR & IMAGE
    10. GET INVOLVED: THE SLED COMMUNITY
    +5 more lessons
  6. Off-Road Terrain
    1. EVALUATING TERRAIN
    2. TYPES OF TERRAIN AND SNOW CONDITIONS
    3. TYPES OF SNOW CONDITIONS
    4. GETTING STUCK…. AND UNSTUCK
    5. RIDING ON FROZEN LAKES & RIVERS
    6. SAFETY RULES FOR TRAVELING OVER FROZEN WATERWAYS:
    7. GROUPS ON ICE
    8. WHAT TO DO IF YOU FALL THROUGH THE ICE
    9. CROSSING ROADS & HIGHWAYS
    10. USING PRIVATE PROPERTY
    +3 more lessons
  7. Emergency Prep & Outdoor Survival
    1. PREPARING FOR THE WORST – WHY WE DO IT
    2. THE BENEFITS OF SURVIVAL TRAINING
    3. GETTING LOST… AND FOUND
    4. KNOW THE WEATHER
    5. AVALANCHE AWARENESS
    6. HIGHMARKING
    7. GROUP SAFETY IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN
    8. YOUR FIRST AID & SURVIVAL PACK
    9. DEALING WITH INJURIES
    10. CUTS AND BLEEDING
    +16 more lessons

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Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain
Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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