Driven Riding Schools

Driven Riding Schools

The listings below are the courses we offer.

January 30th – February 1st, 2022

AIARE 1 & AIARE 2

AIARE 1 Avalanche Certificate Course (All Inclusive)

The AIARE 1 is a three-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.

AIARE 2 Avalanche Certificate Course (All Inclusive)

The AIARE 2 is a three-day/24-hour course that provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where resources are scarce.

February 1st – 4th, 2022

Riding School

3½ Day Riding School with Avalanche Awareness (All Inclusive)

Enjoy 3 days of training on the snow with Driven's Team of avalanche and Ride Rasmussen Style Instructors helping you feel confident in your backcountry snowmobiling adventures. Enjoy a day and a half of avalanche awareness and 2 days of learning the Ride Rasmussen Style riding techniques. (COURSE REQUIRED IF YOU DON’T HOLD AN AVALANCHE CERTIFICATE)

February 2nd – 4th, 2022

Riding School with AIARE Rescue

3 Day Riding School with AIARE Rescue Course (All Inclusive)

Enjoy 3 days of training on the snow with Driven's Team of avalanche and Ride Rasmussen Style Instructors helping you feel confident in your backcountry snowmobiling adventures. Enjoy 1 day of campion rescue training and 2 days of learning the Ride Rasmussen Style riding techniques.

"Truly an awesome team."

February 5th, 2022

Bonus Day & S.A.F.E.R.

Bonus Riding Day (All Inclusive)

Want to enjoy 1 day on the snow with the Ride Rasmussen Style Instructors or maybe a 3rd! This is the perfect day for you. Remember practice makes perfect and the more you practice the Ride Rasmussen Style techniques, the more they become second nature.

S.A.F.E.R. Course

Snowmobilers Approach to First Aid Emergency Response: a post-Avalanche clinic geared for the Backcountry Snowmobiler wanting to learn the basics in first aid and life saving techniques during a traumatic injury.

Multi-day Packages

Want to join multiple courses; enjoy one of these outstanding packages created just for you!

7 Day School Package with AIARE 1, Rescue Course & Bonus Ride

7 Day School Package with AIARE 1, S.A.F.E.R Course & Bonus Ride

7 Day School Package with AIARE 2, Rescue Course & Bonus Ride

7 Day School Package with AIARE 2, S.A.F.E.R. Course & Bonus Ride

7 Day School Package with AIARE 1, Rescue & S.A.F.E.R. Course

7 Day School Package with AIARE 2, Rescue & S.A.F.E.R. Course

Lodging Information:

Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch
www.richranch.com
406-677-2317

The Driven School is an all-inclusive event partnered with Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch; a Full Service lodge offering off the beaten path cozy lodging and home cooked meals.  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!

Lodging FAQ’s:

  • Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch is a Dude Ranch; featuring lots of animals on site. Because of the excitement this may cause for other animals, pets are not welcome.
  • The lodging includes 5 cabins featuring 20 beds; we do our best to accommodate groups but you maybe bunked with someone you may not know.
  • WIFI is offered in the main lodge.
  • 3 meals a day are included with your registration. Lunch will be on the snow; you will pack a sack lunch after breakfast to take with you for the day.
  • Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. M.T. and supper at 6 p.m. daily unless otherwise announced.
  • Snowmobile rentals are available.

Permitting:

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.

Disclaimers:

  • 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.
  • Deposits/payments are non-refundable. We understand unforeseen things arise, causing a disruption in travel plans. If cancellation is required, payments will be deferred to the following season.
  • Payment plans are available.
  • Montana Trail Permit required and can be purchased at Rich Ranch.
  • Fuel is not available at Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch. Fuel can be purchased in Seeley Lake.

It was truly the experience of a life time.

I’ve done sled trips, avalanche 1 classes and next level riding clinics but to put all that together in one action packed week, was a dream come true. The accommodations were over the top. When we first met the team at Rich Ranch they said they wanted us to feel like we were at home. They did make me feel like at home. The entire team, from kitchen staff to the barn help to the guides to the owners, they all had smiles and all seemed to enjoy having us there. The instruction team was top notch. I was able to capture about 45 minutes of Craig’s time on the snow and he was awesome. I also got about the same amount of time with Cameron and he was awesome. He took the time to explain and demonstrate. Again, truly top notch. Karl and Shannon-AWESOME is the only word to describe them. They are a great team and yet were able to make me feel completely at ease with either of them leading our group. They all pulled and pulled and pulled getting everyone unstuck. Truly an awesome team. Brian and Mike are a great team. They both are extremely knowledgeable and complement each other very well. Mike is more detailed and Brian has the ability to make it all flow together and very easy to understand. Tharin H. ~ Sequim, WA