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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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