Women's Motorized Intro Ride Day: February 25th out of Little Truckee Summit

Intro classes are free to the public, funded directly by the Sierra Avalanche Center. Please consider making a donation to SAC!!! 

Intro ride days are single days for those not ready for a Level 1, or for returning Level 1 participants looking for a single-day refresher (repeating the Level 1 is also encouraged). The same risk management process taught in SAC's other classes will be followed, with an emphasis on identifying avalanche terrain in order to avoid it. Depending on numerous factors, these classes might not stray far from a groomed or packed trail. This day is planned to ride out of Little Truckee Summit. Participants must:

  • Have the ability to ride for a full day, including off trail in low-angled terrain and straight up/down moderate hills.  
  • Bring a functioning beacon, shovel, and probe. Beacons should be modern three-antennae, shovels should be made specifically for avalanche rescue, and probes should be 270cm or longer. Avalanche gear must be worn/carried on self, and not in tunnel bag. An extra shovel in tunnel bag is recommended. Some loaner gear is available on Intro days - please contact SAC in advance if you need to borrow a beacon, shovel, or probe. 
  • Wear a DOT or similarly approved helmet and weather-appropriate gear.
  • Ride a reliable, well maintained snowmobile/snowbike, capable of off-trail travel. Machines must be registered with visible registration markings. Spare belts and repair kits are strongly recommended. Poorly maintained machines and/or machines not intended for off-trail travel may jeopardize the experience of others.
  • Read the required materials and apply the Daily Flow and Alerts stickers to machines for easy reference while riding.
  • Bring a radio capable of operating on FRS/GMRS frequencies. A simple speaker/mic is preferable to voice activated systems. Some radios may be available to loan.

    This class is for women, and it will be entirely in the field, from 9am-5pm. 

    Registration

    This class opens for registration on 1/15 at 8am, so prior to that you can complete your participant agreement and participant information documents, but you won't be able to upload them or register until 1/15. Once registration opens, you'll see a registration form below (ignore the "Register" tab at the top of this page, and any message you see if you click on it). Don't forget to hit the "SAVE REGISTRATION" button at the bottom of the page!!! If there's no registration form below, either registration hasn't opened yet, or the class is already full (they fill very quickly). Some people may start the registration process, but get a "Sorry, registrations are no longer available" message. This means that the class filled during the time you took to register. As the class dates approach, there is often some turnover, so check back here for openings - indicated by a registration form below this message. This is the second of two women's-specific Intro classes being offered this winter.

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    Event Date: 
    Sunday, February 25, 2024