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  • Snowmobile Skills & Avalanche Safety Courses

Guided Snowmobile Adventures, Avalanche Education, and Riding Clinics


Private Groups. Custom Itineraries. Curated to suit your unique needs.

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds specializes in matching one of our local, certified guides with your riding group. This way, we can craft the ultimate experience based on your crew's skills and expectations. Contact us to check availability and discuss your riding goals so we can get started planning your experience today! First rider $300, each additional rider $100.


Elk Valley Snow Shepherds clinics offer personalized instruction from a skilled, professional coaching team. We utilize systematic lesson plans to enhance every level of rider in a supportive, inspiring environment. Our world-class instructors connect participants with the right level of challenge while providing resources to refine your current skill set and take you farther! 

January 9/10th, 2021 Novice / Intermediate Clinic with Coaches Stephanie Schwartz and Dave Norona 

February 6/7th, 2021 Intermediate / Advanced Clinic with Coaches Stephanie Schwartz and Dave Norona

  • Two days of on-snow coaching
  • Gear demo's, prizes, and giveaways
  • Small coach/participant ratio to improve learning 
  • All clinics include avalanche rescue primer


Whether you are new to backcountry riding or already have some experience NOW is a great time to take an avalanche course. Learn the skills to recognize and manage avalanche terrain while improving proficiency with your transceiver, shovel, probe, and airbag. Visit our website for course dates and further details.

  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 
  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 
  • Companion Rescue
  • Managing Avalanche Terrain
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