bq. *With the improvements in technology sledders are PLAYING A NEW GAME….WE NEED THE NEW RULE BOOK.*
Our mobile training services offer classroom and field based programs throughout Canada and the USA. Lori Zacaruk and Randy are graduates of the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Level 2 Industry Training Program for Snowmobile Operators. This CAA program is the first of its kind in the world.
Sledders that work with Zac’s Tracs learn skills and habits that make them an asset to every group they ride with. This practical experience can save the lives of family and friends.
*Zac’s Tracs is the proud recipient of excellence awards from the Canadian Avalanche Association, the Alberta Snowmobile Association and the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations.*
Using our past experience as a substitute for formal education may have worked yesterday.
Not true in today’s reality.
Not only are our machines getting us into serious terrain, we are now there during some of the periods of nature’s highest instability….during or immediately following a big snowfall. No question, this is best time for sledding, however nature often hasn’t had a chance to adjust and strengthen.
Lori & Randy Zacaruk were invited by “respected avalanche researcher, Dr. Bruce Jamieson,”:http://www.schulich.ucalgary.ca/Civil/Avalanche/index.html to assist in the revision of the CAA endorsed “Sledding in Avalanche Terrain” course manual.
As a co-author Zac’s contributions of snowmobile specific references and images added great value to the project.
Our classroom programs evolve each year utilizing a combination of activities including snowmobile specific images, video, ~50 page color workbooks, case studies, interactive classroom and hands-on practical activities.
To further increase the value and enjoyment of the field exercises Zac’s provides snow study gear and props for rescue scenarios. We have access to a full variety of avalanche rescue tools and safety gear for demonstration purposes and student use.
bq. _“What have YOU got to LOSE?!_
_INVEST in yourselves this season._
_You have the gear, now is the time to learn to use it.”_
“CLICK HERE For McBride info”:http://mcbridechamber.ca/winter-sledding/
Turn left (south) off Hwy 16 into the town of McBride. Travel down main street through town and turn left at old CN station (a T intersection at 1st Ave). Follow road as it curves under the railway overpass and road becomes Sansom Road. Continue approx 2km along road to a ‘T’ and take a left onto Lucille Mtn Road. Continue a few hundred metres to the staging area.
$25 trail pass fee.