WSSA Safety Schedule and News
Contact: Mick Steinman
It is that time of year again to get the sleds out and get them ready for the season. Be sure to grease as needed, check the wear parts, and check your machines maintenance schedule requirements. A broken machine in the backcountry can cause a lot of headaches. Be prepared to spend the night outside and think about how you would tow a broken machine out of the mountains.
We will have the safety trailer at the WSSA Expo in Puyallup each year. Stop by and pick up our safety info and see the demonstrations. We will have some avalanche experts at the Expo if you have some technical questions on beacon or other equipment usage.
Washington State Parks is sponsoring a snowmobile safety certification class for youths. This is a great class for kids 12 to 16 or any beginning rider.
We will list known training as the dates and locations become available.
Friends of the Avalanche Center (FOAC) is offering free Avalanche Awareness training for clubs and groups. Check out their offer here.
WSSA's Safety Trailer
If you are interested in reserving the safety trailer for an event near you, e.g., a safety class, a membership drive, a big snowmobile weekend, a county fair, etc., please contact Mick Steinman, Safety Chairman, at (425) 774-0790 to reserve the date.
To see where the safety trailer is headed next, visit WSSA's Calendar or contact Mick Steinman.
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Contact the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center for the daily forecast
www.nwac.us or 206-526-6677
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