Driven Riding Schools

2021 School: January 31st - February 6th in Seeley Lake, MT

All Inclusive AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course
January 31st – February 2nd, 2021 – CLASS FULL

  • 3 Day Course (Sunday, January 31st -Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021)
  • 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

3 days of lodging and meals are included with the AIARE 1 Certificate Course.  Any additional days needed are $135/person/day.

February 4th – 6th, 2021:  a 2nd AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course will be held  providing a minimum of 8 clients register for the course. If the course doesn’t fill; deposits will be refunded. Course is $400. All inclusive with lodging, meals and course is $875.

All Inclusive 3 Day Riding School
February 3rd – 5th, 2021 – CLASS FULL

Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Meet & Greet the Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness Team
  • Avalanche Awareness On Snow and Classroom Training
    (come prepared to ride most of the day, classroom portion is minimal)
Thursday, February 4th
  • Meet & Greet the Driven Team Ride Rasmussen Style Instructors
  • Review the Back to School Series (all riders are encouraged to watch the Back2School series)
  • Rider Assessment to learn everyone’s abilities
  • Ride Rasmussen Style Clinic (on snow)
Friday, February 5th
  • Continue Ride Rasmussen Style Clinic (on snow)
  • It’s encouraged to spend multiple days practicing these techniques so they become second nature and a natural flow while riding your snowmobile

3 days of lodging and meals are included with the 3 Day Riding School. Any additional days needed are $135/person/day.

All Inclusive 1 Day Riding School
Saturday, February 6th, 2021

  • 1 Day guided ride reviewing the Ride Rasmussen Style rider positions and playing
  • 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.

1 day of lodging and meals are included with the 1 Day Riding School. Any additional days needed are $135/person/day.

2021 School Participant Bonus: additional 1 day riding school rate is $300 including lodging and meals!

Lodging Information:

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

    6 Day AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course & Riding School (Jan. 31st - Feb. 5th)
    3 Day AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course: January 31st - February 2nd, 2021
    3 Day Riding School: February 3rd - 5th, 2021
    1 Day Riding School: Feb 6th, 2021
    A 2nd AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course has been scheduled for February 4th - 6th, 2021. The cost of the course is $400. An all Inclusive option is available for $875.
    For $135/person you can select an additional day of lodging or meals at the start or end of your stay.
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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.