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  • January 11, 2024 thru January 12, 2024

A very special opportunity to ride with, and learn from pro-rider and clinician, Stephanie Schwartz & adventure athlete & Ski Doo ambassador, Dave Norona.

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds snowmobile clinics offer personalized instruction from a skilled, professional coaching staff with systematic lessons to enhance every level of rider in a supportive, inspiring environment. The 19/20 winter series will connect sledders with the right level of challenge while providing resources to refine current skills and take your riding farther this season. Have fun, gain confidence and learn the skills to master your sled and ride the mountains in style.

Choose one or progress through the entire three clinic series.

Sign up now: $599 + tax per 2-day clinic REGISTER ONLINE

Each Clinic Includes:

  • Small group size: one coach and one professional guide per 8 riders
  • Friday evening intro session with skills primer, review of current conditions, and meet & greet.
  • Two full days of on-snow coaching
  • Discounts on local accommodation
  • Gear / Equipment Demos
  • Prizing and giveaways!

January 11 & 12, 2020

Do you ride occasionally in the backcountry or deep snow but are unable to sidehill confidently and struggle to countersteer? Wonder why you are stuck all the time? Perhaps apprehensive to try new things? Our coaches Break It Down with systematic approaches to improve confidence and riding fundamentals through fun drills. Specific skills included:

  • Intro to the concept of ‘constant motion’
  • Using throttle/brake appropriately for control
  • Getting your sled ‘on edge’
  • Avalanche safety primer
  • Personalized review of sled set up to enhance your riding

February 8 & 9, 2020

Are you a rider who relies on throttle instead of technical skills to navigate steeper or treed terrain? Perhaps you feel limited due to a ‘weak-side’ or lack ‘flow’ in your riding. In this clinic Coach Steph will help the ladies Built It Up with a series of follow-me sessions and drills to get you out of that comfort zone and establish consistency in your riding. Specific skills included:

  • Smooth motion and timing
  • Using sled mechanics to your advantage
  • Improved symmetry
  • Throttle/brake control
  • Using good riding technique to get out of tricky terrain
  • Avalanche rescue skills review

March 7 & 8, 2020

You are a confident rider and enjoy steep, technical terrain but struggle to incorporate dynamic movement to maximize performance. Perhaps you have a few lingering ‘weak spots’ in your riding? In this high-energy clinic, coaches Steph and Dave will help you redefine your limits and Dial It In with professional-level tips and tricks you can incorporate into your skills portfolio. Specific skills included:

  • Navigating challenging technical terrain and conditions using proper techniques and planning
  • Jumps/drops
  • Using track speed and momentum to master control
  • Managing failing hillclimbs
  • Maximize your sled set up to improve performance
  • Leading an avalanche rescue


About Stephanie Schwartz:

One of the most recognized names in the women’s snowmobile scene is Revelstoke’s Stephanie Schwartz. By day, she is a full-time employee for Divas SnowGear, helping to manage athletes and facilitate product design, but she also maintains a part-time position with Red Deer, Alberta’s Turple Brothers Ltd. Her passion for mentoring new riders has now developed into international clinics where women from all walks of life participate and learn from Schwartz, who has a decade of experience mentoring new riders. Read more on

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds offer snowmobile skills & safety courses throughout the winter:


  • Snowmobile Avalanche Skills Training LEVEL 1: Dec 14-15, 2019, Dec 26-27, 2019, Jan 18-19, 2020
  • Snowmobile Avalanche Skills Training LEVEL 2: Feb 15-18, 2020


  • Youth & Family Backcountry Safety Clinic: Jan 4, 2020
  • Novice Riding Clinic with Pro-Clinicians & Ski Doo Ambassadors Stephanie Schwartz and Dave Norona: Jan 11-12 or Mar 7-8, 2020
  • Ladies Only (all abilities) Clinic with Pro-Clinician & Ski Doo Ambassador Stephanie Schwartz: Feb 8-9, 2020
  • Advanced Riding Clinic with Pro-Clinicians & Ski Doo Ambassadors Stephanie Schwartz and Dave Norona: Jan 11-12 or Mar 7-8, 2020
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