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Intro Class - Northern Colorado

Friday, January 27, 2017 to Saturday, January 28, 2017

This is an open event, the classroom will be at Lundstedt Automotive - 1401 E. Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524. Learn the skills to stay alive, right where you feel comfortable. Looking into the layers

The course is your first step towards riding safer and ensuring that you will always have another ride. We will cover terrain identification, group and terrain management and companion rescue. There is a focus on proper equipment use and how to react to the situation. An intro course is an eye opening experience that can benefit even a seasoned rider with components that may have been lost to time or never learned. 

Email Brian@TylersBA.org to sign up. get signed up early as classes fill up fast. For ALL clubs/businesses that have high attendance numbers, additional dates can be scheduled to accommodate.

Check out the course description for all needed equipment and recommendations.

Finishing up with a bag deployment

Intro Class - Denver Area

Friday, January 6, 2017 to Saturday, January 7, 2017

This is an open event, the class room will be held at Confluence Kayaks - 2373 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

 

The course is your first step towards riding safer and ensuring that you will always have another ride. We will cover terrain identification, group and terrain management and companion rescue. There is a focus on proper equipment use and how to react to the situation. An intro course is an eye opening experience that can benefit even a seasoned rider with components that may have been lost to time or never learned. 

Email Brian@TylersBA.org to sign up. get signed up early as classes fill up fast. For ALL clubs/businesses that have high attendance numbers, additional dates can be scheduled to accommodate.

Check out the course description for all needed equipment and recommendations.

Terrain Selection

 

Northern Colorado Intro Course

Friday, March 11, 2016 to Saturday, March 12, 2016

This is an open event, we will be meeting in Fort Collins for the class room session on Friday night 6:00pm. Saturday morning we will meet on the snow for field work. If you live in Northern Colorado there is no reason to miss this 

Informative and Fun

class. The class room will be held at Lundstedt Automotive, 1401 E Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins, CO. 80524 from 6pm-9pm. The on snow will be at Snowy Range or Cameron Pass (TBD) 

The course is your first step towards riding safer and ensuring that you will always have another ride. We will cover terrain identification, group and terrain management and companion rescue. Email Brian@TylersBA.org to sign up. This was a last minute class to help out on one of our only free weekends so get signed up quick as it will be full in no time.

 

Check out the course description for all needed equipment and recommendations.

Learn slope angle

 

 

High Country Snowmobile Club - Intro Course

Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016

Saturday night class /Sunday on snow

 

This is a club event, please contact High Country Snowmobile Club to get on the class roster. You can also email the club at info@summitsnowmobilers.com

Informative and Fun

Class room: Ute Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center for February 27th from 6-9 pm

On Snow: Spring Creek/Elliot Ridge area February 28th. It is located North of Silverthorne, just past Green Mountain Reservoir. Trail Map of area

We love to work with organizations to provide a class to a group that spends a lot of time together, please get signed up and remember that a lot of scheduling and work goes into providing this class. If you can't make it let someone know as soon as possible so someone else can fill your seat. 

Check out the course description for all needed equipment and recommendations.

 

Learn slope angle

High Country Snowmobile Club - Intro Course

Friday, February 26, 2016 to Saturday, February 27, 2016

 

Friday night class /Saturday on snow

 

This is a club event, please contact High Country Snowmobile Club to get on the class roster. You can also email the club at info@summitsnowmobilers.com

Informative and Fun

Class room: Ute Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center for February 26th from 6-9 pm

On Snow: Spring Creek/Elliot Ridge area February 27th. It is located North of Silverthorne, just past Green Mountain Reservoir. Trail Map of area

We love to work with organizations to provide a class to a group that spends a lot of time together, please get signed up and remember that a lot of scheduling and work goes into providing this class. If you can't make it let someone know as soon as possible so someone else can fill your seat. 

Check out the course description for all needed equipment and recommendations.

 

Learn slope angle

Steamboat Powersports - Intro Course

Saturday, January 16, 2016 to Sunday, January 17, 2016

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wilderness Ranch - Intro Class

Saturday, February 6, 2016 to Sunday, February 7, 2016

Don't let the name fool ya, this is not in the wilderness just at the "Wilderness Ranch". The class room and the on snow will be held at the beautiful ranch and we may leave the ranch and head into the boardering Flat Tops depending on conditions. This is a private event, and after invites are filled remaing spaces may be availible. Class room segment will run from 6-9pm with the on snow following the next morning at 8:30am. The location and any availible seats in this class will be posted here after the initial invite goes oout to friends of the ranch.Informative and Fun

 

Check out the course discription for all needed equipment and recomendations.

Level 1 ITC - Instructor training class

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to Thursday, January 14, 2016

Science Stuff

What an exciting year. The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (A.I.A.R.E.) has been working with several people/groups in North America, including Tylers Backcountry Awareness, on a project aimed to deliever a motorized specific circiulum that follows A.A.A. guildlines and is uniform across the America's. Until now, the only curriculum available has been a modified ski class and there is always some diviation on how to present good information to the riders. You could take a class in the Tetons and follow up with higher level learning in San Jauns and get courses that did not nessacerilly flow from one to another. 

PInpoint searchThe program has been 2 years in the making and has started to gain steam. With a list of students that reads much like the back of this years latest sled films, a set of top notch riders that offer skills based programs from the Western states including Alaska and some of our northern neighbors form Canada. Many of the students are viewed as world class riders. They will come into the program as students and help finalize the circiulum. At the end of 3 days we will obtain invaluable input on how to better our education programs and 10 motor specific educators. These students will now be able to go home and offer Level 1 training via their skills classes.

 

 

From the A.IA.R.E website - Instructor Training Courses

Instructor Training Courses (ITC’s) are designed for continued professional development and act as an information exchange for current and aspiring outdoor educators.  If you’re interested in sharing ideas and concepts in avalanche education, the AIARE ITC’s offer a forum to meet with other instructors.  Guest speakers bring diverse perspectives and course participants take part in “peer presentations” in an effort to improve their presentation skills and contribute to the course.

All prospective AIARE instructors participate in the AIARE1 ITC en-route to becoming an AIARE1 Instructor.  The ITC’s offer prospective instructors the chance to discuss and practice teaching the AIARE curriculum, which requires ITC participants to be familiar with the curriculum in advance of the programs.  Note that participants must observe an AIARE 1 and 2 prior to attending the ITC 1, as detailed in the Instructor Qualifications. These ITC’s are three consecutive days in length. The courses spend time indoors and in the field.

The Instructor Training Course does not automatically qualify the participant to be an AIARE instructor.  Complete qualifications are described here: Instructor Qualifications.  Once they have attended a training course, instructors are required to refresh on a regular basis to maintain their instructor qualification.

A complete overview of the AIARE instructor training and instructor continuing education program is discussed here.  If you are serious about the AIARE instructor training program you need to read that document.

Those who wish to attend an ITC should apply online through the Instructor Training Schedule page, following the process outlined above.  For questions, contact Ben Pritchett, AIARE Programs Director;benp@avtraining.org

 

Cameron Pass

AWSC Miss Snowflake - avy class and ride

Sunday, December 27, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016

A couple years ago Brian was invited to Wisconsin to the AWSC workshop. The people in Wisconsin were amazing and thirsty for knowledge. He recalls, "A packed house for an avalanche discussion was a welcome sight, more so in a part of the country with no avalanche fatalities." It is safe to say that when people visit the West from areas not prone to an avy problem it is very intimidating. The participation is high in clubs and of these the youth are really working their tails off to be a part of the snowmobile industry. These young adults "get it", they are the future of our sport. For one lucky lady every year, there is even more work involved. She goes through an election process and committee that will crown a new Miss Snowflake. She is the ambassador to the sport for the state. We happen to really appreciate her efforts and after a tireless year of travel across the state and sometimes out of state, Tyler's Backcountry Awareness gets her and a couple friends out to experience the west.

Alexus Buttler

Our first trip was with Alexus Buttler, she came out and we had a great time. Starting with an Intro to Avalanche course we spent the week navigating terrain and enjoyed watching the jaws drop as we traveled mostly off trail. In Wisconsin, a large portion of the terrain is private, off trail riding is strictly prohibited in these areas to prevent loss of land use.  By the end of the week, getting stuck within sight of the trail was almost a thing of the past, and now 3 seasons later she is now looking at getting her own avalanche gear and preparing to visit the west again.  Her involvement in our sport continues to be an impressive list of accolades including being the ACSA's (American Council of Snowmobile Associations) "Youth Snowmobiler of the year" in 2015.  Alexus works for Divas Snow gear and also attends college full time. She continues to be a great friend and promotes safe riding in the West to all she comes in contact with.

During the second trip we had the privilege of taking Chelsie Popp out in the snow. Her family has been recognized as the Wisconsin Snowmobile Family of the year She brought with her a couple friends and was also accompanied by Randy Murdock. He is on the Snowflake committee and was excited to see what we were up too. Many Chelsie Poppin the group had been west before and were excited to see it again. Well, we got through some education and got out on the snow, beautiful weather and some open riding allowed for a great time by all. They learned what it was like to drop into areas in which the decent was only scary in their mind and got to see some great country. Chelsie focused on growing her backcountry riding skills and has talked about coming back ever since. We are sure it will happen soon as she has family in Colorado and plans on using that as the perfect excuse.

This year we are excited to have Macy Wasson visiting us.  She is the 2015 Miss Snowflake and was part of the group that came the first year. She has been recognized as the ACSA and the AWSC Youth Snowmobiler of the Year. As the Ambassador she traveled 14,200 miles by road and 327 miles by sled to go to every snowmobile club event she could squeeze in. The dedication of these young people is amazing. From 4th of July parades to water cross racing and ice ovals, they get out there and promote the sport and the clubs. Macy gave an amazing exit speech that really outlined how much these young women learn about life during their time as Miss Snowflake. She is really excited to come and with the Steamboat Power sports sleds this year we can help her enjoy it on a brand new Ski-doo. We will be able to dive a little deeper into avalanche preparedness as she has been through class before. It is hard to say who is more excited Macy or us. 

Macy Wasson

 

Intro Course - High Riders Snowmobile CLub

Friday, December 18, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

This is a club event, please contact High Riders Snowmobile Club to get on the class roster. You can also email JR Halvorsen jrsnow22@gmail.com as the clubs contact person. Class room segment will run from 6-9pm with the on snow following the next morning at 8:30am (exact locations will be set as the class gets closer)

Informative and Fun

We love to work with organizations to provide a class to a group that spends a lot of time together, please get signed up and rememebr that a lot of scheduling and work goes into providing this free class. If you can't make it let someone know as soon as possible so someone else can fill your seat. 

Check out the course discription for all needed equipment and recomendations.

 

Learn slope angle

Into Course - Mountain Skillz

Sunday, December 20, 2015 to Monday, December 21, 2015

Wolf Creek's first course of the season with Matt Entz (Mountain Skillz), Sandy Kobrock (Wolf Creek Avalanche School) and Brian Lundstedt (Tyler's Backcountry Awareness). Please contact Matt Entz to schedule this class to prevent double booking

 

Evening course followed by a day on snow

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Snowy Range Snowmobile Club - Intro Course

Friday, January 8, 2016 to Saturday, January 9, 2016

This is a club event, please contact Snowy Range Snowmobile Club to get on the class roster. Class room segment will run from 6-9pm with the on snow following the next morning at 8:30amInformative and Fun

We love to work with organizations to provide a class to a group that spends a lot of time together, please get signed up and rememebr that a lot of scheduling and work goes into providing this free class. If you can't make it let someone know as soon as possible so someone else can fill your seat. 

Check out the course discription for all needed equipment and recomendations.

Learn slope angle

AWSC CONVENTION AND WORKSHOP

Friday, October 30, 2015 to Sunday, November 1, 2015

TBA has been invited back to the AWSC Workshop. 

In 2013 we went out and had an adult and youth lecture about avalanche safety for those traveling to the west during the winter. The program was a huge success, packed house for both discussions. This year we have been asked back again. The program is Equipment Demodesigned to get some basic knowledge to a growing user group and hopefully spark interest in taking an intro course on your next trip out West. 

The focus will be given to the latest gear and the best way to practically deploy this gear. We will cover the importance and operation of each piece. The theory of companion rescue and some great time saving techniques. This will lead us into a discussion of prevention by terrain selection. A common misconception of avalanche terrain is that you are going to have to have a lame ride or not go out at all if the avy danger is elevated. This is typically not the case, we find that with education most riders can "unlock" more terrain through education.

TBA will also have a table in the main hallway to be available for any questions or hands on time with any gear/topics that you want more information about. If you see Brian at anytime during the event feel free to pick his brain.

Matt Entz explains how the Snowpulse bag protects

2015 Fall Workshop

Registration deadline October 16, 2015

October 30 - November 1, 2015The Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton (920-733-8000)

                                    www.radisson.comTo see the three-day agenda for Workshop 2015, please click here.

          Hotel reservations for The Radisson Paper Valley Hotel can now be made for the 2015 Fall Workshop by clicking on the red Snowmobilers.  

  If you are unable to get a room reservation at the Radisson, please call the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 3920 W College Ave, Appleton at 920-734-6070.  The price is $105 + taxes and                                                                                              please ask for the AWSC block.

Click on 2015 Workshop Registration Form to download a copy.  To download a credit card form, please click here.

Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo

Saturday, October 10, 2015 to Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo

If you have a passion for mountain snowmobiling, there’s no better place to get your fix in the fall than the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo in Denver, Colorado, brought to you by Snow Goer magazine in cooperation with the Colorado Snowmobile Association. To get in the mood, check out the commercial at right from last year's show, and check back later this year for updates on this year's show.

Snowmobile Expo Workshops Once again Tyler's Backcountry Awareness has been invited to share in the workshops for the 30th annual Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo.  This year we will be discussing the Know Before You Go campaign and how it will bring beacon check points to Colorado trail heads.  With the KBYG campaign covering trail heads and the Colorado Snowmobile Association putting together a comprehensive packet to distribute to other groups in the West. 

Our workshop will move into Checking the Avalanche Bulletin, a little step of preparation before you leave town. Lastly applying the basics to help you choose your riding crew for the day. Some days it's just better to pick your partner rather than risk an accident.

As always bring your avy bag and get your annual deploy out of the way, we will be filling bottles or exchanging them as long as we can. Make sure you come to the booth and get signed up for classes, the formal schedule will be released on Friday before the show.

As with all shows, support us by wearing your TBA gear and we will fish something great out of the Scheag box for you!

Hay Days 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015

TBA will again be at Hay Days!

Come out and see us to start off the season

If you have not been to Hay Days then you have no idea. You can find anything and everything there. Start with the Aerocharger Guide to Hay Days from a couple years ago. Make sure to sign up for the Hay Days Craze, all you got to do is go check out different places, get a stamp and win prizes. Most importantly do not forget to wear your TBA gear and stop by our booth at SCN9, as always we will be handing out schwag and lots of great stuff.

 

Hay Days

Snowy Range Snowmobile Club - Intro Course

Friday, February 27, 2015 to Saturday, February 28, 2015

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Its a board meeting!!! This meeting is different, even though it will likely still be a boring meeting, Brian Lundstedt has been interviewed and invited back as a possible candidate for the A.I.A.R.E.  board position. He would be the motorized representative on the board and help ensure the continued growth and development of the motorized programs. 

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness for Steamboat Powersports

Friday, January 9, 2015 to Saturday, January 10, 2015

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear from our proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. as our day. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Class room will be at Steamboat Powersports, on snow is yet to be set at this time.

 

Please contact Steamboat Power Sports to get on the roster, (970) 879-5138

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness for Wyo. Backcountry Riders

Friday, January 30, 2015 to Sunday, February 1, 2015

THIS IS 2 Courses as of this point and based on attendance of those that register via e-mail.

A Friday/Saturday and a Saturday/Sunday

 

Please ensure you register for the correct class

 

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear from our proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. as our day. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Location will be Snowy Range Area, contact Brian@TylersBA.org for specifics.

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness for RK Mechanical, Inc.

Friday, January 16, 2015 to Saturday, January 17, 2015

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear from our proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. as our day. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Location is to be near Vail Pass, exact location will be announced

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