Posted12/28/16 at 09:01 AM

This from the Cascade Drift Skippers




Start the New Year’s safe!  Over the next few weeks we all have an opportunity to compete for points, badges & prizes, while brushing up on our avalanche safety knowledge.


Here’s How It Works


Go to: to complete backcountry and avalanche sorties (lessons) and earn points.  Click on “Start Here” or “Sign In”.  Make sure to include your snowmobile club in your profile settings.  The instructions to update your profile settings can be found here:https://backcountryascender. com/guides/#edit  As you complete sorties, the points you earn will count towards your club’s total.


What Can You Win?


•        Avalanche Preparedness and Snowmobile Skills Seminar:   This prize will go to the WSSA club that earns the most points in the specified date range.  The Seminar will be scheduled at a location and time in March with the winning club.   The Avalanche Preparedness portion will cover:

  •  Transceiver Usage 
  • Search techniques
  •  Rescue techniques

The Snowmobile Skills portion will cover:

  • Throttle Control and momentum management
  •  Neutral position counter steer turns
  • On edge management and Side Hilling



•        Ride Rasmussen Clinic for 2 with Lodging:   awarded to the WSSA individual with the most points overall at the end of the competition on January 29th.


•        FXR Carbon Fiber Helmet/Renegade Jacket Combo awarded to the individual that earns the most points in the specified date range.  This prize package will be furnished by the Last Resort in Ronald WA (


If there are any point ties at the end, then a winner will be selected in a drawing from the tied participants.  Participants who have already won a RRS clinic through Backcountry Ascender will be ineligible to win another.


Share the attached brochure with your club.  If you have any questions, email


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