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Snowmachine Safety Course Level 2 - Advanced Riders

Come on out and enjoy the snow with us!

Note: This event has already passed.

Snowmachine safety is imperative to a fun and safe riding time.

Join Outdoor Recreation for a snowmachine safety course and winter hazards orientation for advanced-riders, followed by a fun day at Summit Lake/Paxson area.

The Snowmachine Safety Course Level 2 - Advanced Riders is a training opportunity for those riders looking to enhance their current riding skills in more challenging terrain. All patrons must first have taken and passed our Snowmachine Safety Course Level 1 - Certification. 

In this course, riders will go down to the Summit Lake/Paxson area, where they will learn to ride in deep snow powder conditions, read snow conditions, proper rider reactions. Patrons will also learn appropriate hill-climbing techniques and how to get your machine unstuck while navigating deep snow conditions. 


Weather dependent - All outdoor activities may be canceled due to wind chill temperature below 0 degrees. 

  • December 11 - Registration Deadline: December 9
  • December 28 - Registration Deadline: December 23 
  • January 15 - Registration Deadline: January 13
  • January 19 - Registration Deadline: January 15
  • January 29 - Registration Deadline: January 27
  • February 5 - Registration Deadline: February 3
  • February 26 - Registration Deadline: February 24
  • March 23 - Registration Deadline: March 19
  • March 26 - Registration Deadline: March 24
  • March 31 - Registration Deadline: March 29
  • April 2 - Registration Deadline: March 31
  • April 7 - Registration Deadline: April 5
  • April 16 - Registration Deadline: April 14
  • Additional Dates are available upon request for groups of 4 or more.

Meeting place and time

  • Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 627
  • Meeting time:  9:30 a.m.
    • After orientation, we will proceed from Fort Greely to Summit Lake/Paxson area. The drive is approximately 1.5hrs. 
  • Return time: Between 5-6 p.m.

Patrons are encouraged to drive their own transportation and follow MWR staff to the location if possible to save room for patrons who do not have vehicles.

Winter Gear - What you should pack for your trip
  • All riders need to dress warm and in layers with insulated underwear. Wear water resistant and insulated outerwear/footwear, boots, coats, snow pants, neck warmer, insulated gloves, balaclava is a must for the helmet. Tennis shoes are not allowed.
  • Please feel free to consult with an Outdoor Rec staff member prior to your trip to ensure you have the proper gear prior to your trip. 
  • Don't forget the snacks and drinks for the trail.

$75 per person

Cost includes snow machine rental and fuel. 

Registration Information

Space is limited (minimum 4) - Reserve your spot today!

Open to All Authorized Users (Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians, Retirees and Direct Contractors) 18 years of age and older.

  • Registration is accepted over the phone. Please call (907)873-4058.


  • Riders must have proof of completing the Safety Riders Course Level 1 prior to enrolling into Level 2. 
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