Snowmobiling Ability chart
Has never ridden a snowmobile
Has little to no experience in the backcountry during the winter
Likely has no other power sports experience.
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Has some experience riding a snowmobile on a groomed trail
Has limited experience in changing snow conditions
Has spent some time on a backcountry snowmobile
Has limited experience in the backcountry during the winter and assessing avalanche terrain
Could have other power sports experience such as a quad or dirt bike (this is very helpful)
Has driven a snowmobile more than a few times
Can drive down a trail at a good pace while feeling comfortable
Starting to understand the basics of off trail riding in soft snow.
Understands about counter steering to turn the sled in powder
Can get self unstuck without too much trouble
Has some understanding of assessing hazards and avalanche terrain but could use some coaching
Has extensive power sports experience (outside of snowmobiles)
Has significant experience riding snowmobiles
Can carve and control the snowmobile in deep snow without issue.
Can break trail and has some experience route finding
Capable of riding more technical terrain, climb and descend open hills with no problem
Capable of putting the sled on edge
Counter steering is natural, strong throttle and brake control skills
Has the ability to self-extract if stuck in deep powder
Comfortable assessing hazards and avalanche terrain
Ride sleds for 15+ days per year and typically own their own snowmobile
Can ride all day in steep, technical and treed terrain in all conditions
Able to hold a side hill indefinitely even when the terrain or snow conditions get more challenging
Has complete control over the snowmobile.
Can self-extract their sled if they are stuck
Strong ability to understand and assess terrain and avalanche hazards