Driven Riding Schools

2020 School: February 5th-6th in Seeley Lake, MT

3 Day Riding Course
February 5th – 7th

Wednesday, February 5th
  • Meet & Greet the Driven Team Avalanche Instructors
  • Avalanche Awareness On Snow and Classroom Training
Thursday, February 6th
  • Meet & Greet the Driven Team Ride Rasmussen Style Instructors
  • Review the Back to School Series
  • Rider Assessment to learn everyone’s abilities
  • Ride Rasmussen Style Clinic (on snow)
Friday, February 7th
  • Continue Ride Rasmussen Style Clinic (on snow)
Saturday, February 8th
  • Bonus Ride Day
  • School participants can purchase for an extra $150 ($175 Savings)

Lodging is not included and must be booked separately with Rich Ranch.

AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course

  • 3 Day Course (Thursday, February 6th – Saturday, February 8th)
  • Instructed by Driven Partner Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness
  • The AIARE 1 is a three-day course that provides an introduction to using decision making tools to  help a group manage risk while traveling in avalanche terrain

Lodging is not included and must be booked separately with Rich Ranch.

1 Day Clinic
February 8th

  • 1 Day Cllinic (Saturday, February 8th)
  • Meet & Greet the Driven Team Ride Rasmussen Style Instructors
  • Ride Rasmussen Style Clinic (on snow)
    • This course does not offer a rider assessment, it will simply review the Ride Rasmussen Style riding positions and allow time for practice and asking questions.

Lodging is not included and must be booked separately with Rich Ranch.


Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch

Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch is a Full Service lodge offering off the beaten path cozy lodging and home cooked meal packages.  All you need to do is sit back and enjoy what they have to offer and let us help you perfect your backcountry snowmobile skills!


Driven is an equal opportunity employer. This event is brought to you in partnership with Rich Ranch, LLC and permitted by the U.S. Government Seeley Lake Ranger District.

**Please note the event is held rain or shine, due to US Forest Service permitting we are unable to move the event dates.  Trust us, no matter the conditions you will reach your goals from taking this clinic.

Register for Riding School

    3 Day Riding Course: Feb 5-7, 2020
    AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course: Feb 5-7, 2020
    1 Day Clinic: Feb 8, 2020
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Safety Toolkit

(T) – Tunnel bag
(B) – Backpack
**Backpack (preferably with airbag)

  • Space blanket (B)
  • Satellite communication device (B)
  • Food (BT)
  • Water (BT)
  • Stainless steel water bottle (T)
  • Multiple kinds of fire starters: (BT)
    • Flint and magnesium
    • Waterproof matches
    • Lighter
    • Calcium carbide
  • Parachute cord/rope (T)
  • Tow strap (T)
  • Zip ties (T)
  • Duct tape (T)
  • Tool kit: (T)
    • Wrenches
    • Sockets
    • Torx drivers
    • Allen wrenches
    • Pliers
    • Screwdrivers
  • Saw (T)
  • Shovel x2 (BT)
  • Probe (B)
  • Extra clothing layers (T)
  • Knife (B)
  • Compass (B)
  • Flashlight/headlamp (B)
  • Extra batteries (BT)
  • First aid kit (T)
  • Extra gloves (T)
  • Heat packs (BT)
  • Warm hat (T)
  • Sunglasses (T)
  • Toilet paper (BT)
  • Icing/Energy Booster (BT)
  • Kleenex (B)
  • Candles (B)
  • Chap stick (B)
  • Sunscreen (BT)
  • Extra goggles – different colored lenses (BT)
  • Charging cables (T)
  • Tarp (T)
  • Topo Map (B)
  • Trail Map (B)
  • USB Powersource (T)
  • Spare belt (T)

First Aid Kit

  • Latex gloves
  • Bandage wraps
  • Band aids – various sizes
  • Large gauze pads
  • Small gauze pads
  • Cotton swabs
  • Bandage tape
  • Gauze roll
  • Irrigation syringe
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Steri-strips
  • Moleskin
  • Notepad
  • Pencil
  • Tylenol
  • Advil
  • Chewable aspirin
  • Benadryl
  • Tums
  • Safety pins
  • Basic first aid manual
  • SAM splint
  • Icing

Ski-Doo Snowmobile Modifications

Lowered seat:  Allows rider to transfer from side to side easier and use less energy

Tunnel bag:  Allows you to store non essential items on the sled and keep your backpack lighter

Sway bar: Disconnected or removed – Removal of the sway bar or disconnecting a linkage will allow you to initiate a side hill with less effort

Bar riser:  Height appropriate – while standing with your knees slightly bent your straight arms should land directly on the handlebars, this will keep you riding in a more aggressive position where you are ready to make body position changes quickly to keep your balance

Post forward:  a post forward kit will allow you to comfortably get farther forward on the snowmobile and have greater control over the snowmobile.

Stiffer front springs:  stiffer front springs will help keep your shocks active and in the mid range when sidehilling where they will not be bottomed out and throw you when you hit a rut or bump.