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Noble Energy Safety Training

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Noble Energy is providing an avalanche seminar to it employees! They have asked Tyler's Backcountry to come and present. 

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness

Friday, December 12, 2014 to Saturday, December 13, 2014

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 determined, contact Brian@TylersBA.org for specifics.

Wilderness Survival Class with Dale Petefish

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dale is back again to share all he can in another wilderness survival class. he covers all the basics plus some tricks and tips that we like to call "PRO TIPS" from his own experience in the backcountry. Dale is no stranger to the Rocky Mountains, having spent most of his life exploring them, working on search and rescue and photographing the splendors and seclusion of the deep backcountry. He brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience.

 

The class is $50 and dale donates all profits to Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. Last years class filled up quick so make sure you don't miss out.

 

Send and email with contact information and we will get you on the roster.

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Thursday, March 5, 2015 to Friday, March 6, 2015

Wolf Creek's fourth and final course of the season with Matt Entz (Mountain Skillz), Sandy Kobrock (Wolf Creek Avalanche School) and Brian Lundstedt (Tyler's Backcountry Awareness).

 

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

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Saturday, February 21, 2015 to Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wolf Creek's third course of the season with Matt Entz (Mountain Skillz), Sandy Kobrock (Wolf Creek Avalanche School) and Brian Lundstedt (Tyler's Backcountry Awareness).

 

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

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Sunday, January 11, 2015 to Monday, January 12, 2015

Wolf Creek's second course of the season with Matt Entz (Mountain Skillz), Sandy Kobrock (Wolf Creek Avalanche School) and Brian Lundstedt (Tyler's Backcountry Awareness).

 

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
 

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Thursday, December 18, 2014 to Friday, December 19, 2014

Wolf Creek's first course of the season with Matt, Sandy and Brian.

 

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

3rd Annual Fundraiser (All Ages Event)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Help us keep the memory of Tyler Lundstedt alive and raise money for avalanche awareness and education.

THIRD ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Please join us at Ryan's Sports Bar and Grill, located at 925 East Harmony Road in Fort Collins, CO for our Third Annual Fundraiser!

  • Cocktail hour begins at 4PM
  • Live auction begins at 5PM
  • Silent auction and raffles, ongoing from 4-7PM
  • Live band begins at 9PM

All proceeds benefit Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness

Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness (TBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of backcountry survival for the snowmobile community.  In January of 2012, Tyler Lundstedt was killed in an avalanche.  The outpouring of support inspired his family and friends to create this organization, which is spearheaded by his older brother, Brian Lundstedt. TBA offers free entry level courses as well as advanced level avalanche training directed towards motorized snow sports. These classes and events are made possible by your generous donations.

Additional information about TBA can be found on our Facebook page, by email at Brian@TylersBA.com, or by phone at 970-219-8869.

Integra Motorsports

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Join us for an avalanche awareness discussion from 10am to 1pm Saturday, December 14. Integra Motorsports has asked to to come down for a little early season refresher. Bring the the family, come ready engauge.

Terrain and Route Choices

Sunday, October 13, 2013

During this one-hour seminar, participants will begin to understand terrain traps, dangers, and how to avoid them by making intelligent, informed route decisions in the backcountry. This class will be led by Brian Lundstedt of Tylers Backcountry Awareness.

LOCATION: National Western Event Complex, in the Meadows Room

DATE: Sunday, October 13th, 2013

TIME: 1:00-2:00 PM

Terrain and Route Choices

Saturday, October 12, 2013

During this one-hour seminar, participants will begin to understand terrain traps, dangers, and how to avoid them by making intelligent, informed route decisions in the backcountry. This class will be led by Brian Lundstedt of Tylers Backcountry Awareness.

LOCATION: National Western Event Complex, in the Meadows Room

DATE: Saturday, October 12th, 2013

TIME: 5:00-6:00 PM

2013 Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo (Denver Snow Show)

Saturday, October 12, 2013 to Sunday, October 13, 2013

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, on October 12-13.

This annual celebration of all things snowmobiling features:

  • Manufacturer displays with the new 2014 sleds
  • Aftermarket vendors offers power enhancements, lightweight components, avalanche packs and other add-ons
  • Dealer booths selling clothing, parts, videos and accessories
  • Can’t-miss snowmobiles destinations and resorts
  • Trailers, ATVs, UTVs and other products
  • Displays featuring top modified mountain climbers and backcountry machines
  • Antique and vintage snowmobile displays
  • PLUS: Check out the Swap Meet Extravaganza – hosted by the Colorado Snowmobile Association!

 

NEW THIS YEAR: The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo has been moved to a new location – the National Western Complex off Highway 70 in Denver. The new facility provides more room for a larger show, better food options, more available parking – and the parking is FREE.

 

The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Show – sponsored by Progressive Insurance and produced by EPG Media LLC/Snow Goer magazine, in cooperation with the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA).

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 02/22/14

Saturday, February 22, 2014 to Sunday, February 23, 2014

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. 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

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 03/14/14

Friday, March 14, 2014 to Saturday, March 15, 2014

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. 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

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 01/24/14

Friday, January 24, 2014 to Saturday, January 25, 2014

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. 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

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 12/21/13

Saturday, December 21, 2013 to Sunday, December 22, 2013

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. 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

Roost the Butte

Saturday, April 6, 2013 to Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ring out the winter season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort this weekend with a different kind of closing day festivity. Joining forces with X-Games snowmobile event organizer, 357 Consulting and TBA, the resort will be hosing the first annual Roost the Butte snowmobile competition April 6-7.

We wanted to share our exciting news with you! Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness received an invitation over the weekend to sponsor “Roost the Butte,” a snow-cross, drag-race, hill-cross snowmobile event held in Crested Butte this coming weekend of April 6th and 7th. “Roost the Butte” has an additional three year contract with Crested Butte, which is excellent news for us as well. This weekend they are expecting 60-70 racers with approximately 20 racers registered in the pro class and a pro purse of over $5,000.

Roost the Butte features four competitive disciplines for experienced snowmobilers, including snowcross, hillcross, hill drag and snow ovals. Competitors can enter all four disciplines, and a cash purse is up for grabs in most classes. Vendors will be on hand to give out free swag over both days, and an after party at Butte 66, featuring the Latin rock sounds of Los Mex Pistols, will keep the adrenaline going after the engines stop revving. If snowmobiling isn’t your think, then catch a glimpse of this event from the sidelines, as Roost the Butte is spectator-friendly.

Registration is $25 per person, per event and will be open from 8-10 p.m. at the Elevation Hotel and Spa, or the morning of. Discounted lodging is available for all registered competitors for $99 per room at the Elevation Hotel and Spa by calling Crested Butte Vacations at 888-280-5724.

Are you ready for more great news? Since TBA is now a sponsor, “Roost the Butte” has agreed to pay out winnings only to pro-riders who are wearing avalanche bags. TBA is going to make sure that we have enough avalanche bags at the event for all the pro-racers to borrow if they need to. We expect this event to provide TBA with excellent exposure and an opportunity to reach the younger more aggressive riders, most at risk in the backcountry.

Mountain Skillz - Intro Class

Friday, March 15, 2013 to Saturday, March 16, 2013

These courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a day of on the snow instruction and training exercises. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructors Sandy Kobrock and Casey Bristow for a third winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction.  For the March class Tyler's Backcountry Awareness has been asked to join Matt and his team to put on this class.

There is an exceptional level of knowledge in his team and to offer a hand and assit them is great. We were down there in January and had a great time. Sandy is recognized by the American Avalanche Association as a Certified Instructor, has been an Instructor Trainer for AIARE, is an AIARE Level 1 & Level 2 Instructor, and is a current Wilderness First Responder. Her experience as ski patrol Supervisor at Squaw Valley USA and as the Patrol Director and snow safety supervisor at Wolf Creek Ski Area, and 20 seasons in the South San Juan mountains adds up to 27 years of professional avalanche work. In addition to being the Lead Instructor for the Wolf Creek Avalanche School, Sandy has taught Level 1 & 2 courses for the Silverton Avalanche School, AIARE, Telluride Avalanche School, NOLS Winter Instructor Training, CDOT, and Babes in the Backcountry.

We are very excited to be a part of what Mountain Skillz is doing in southern Colorado. If you are interested and have questions please use the contact us form or check out Mountain Skillz

2013 Benefit Auction (All Ages Event)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Help us keep the memory of Tyler Lundstedt alive and raise money for avalanche awareness and education.

SECOND ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION

March 2nd, 2013 at 100 Octane Bar, Fort Collins, CO

Live and Silent Auctions
All proceeds benefit Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness

Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness (TBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of backcountry survival for the snowmobile community.  In January of 2012, Tyler Lundstedt was killed in an avalanche.  The outpouring of support inspired his family and friends to create this organization, which is spearheaded by his older brother, Brian Lundstedt. Starting in 2013, TBA will be able to offer free entry level courses as well as advanced level avalanche training directed towards motorized snow sports. These classes and events are made possible by your generous donations.

Additional information about TBA can be found on our Facebook page, by email at Brian@TylersBA.com, or by phone at 970-219-8869.

Visit the News Release to see more information!

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