Ride Definitions

For safety reasons, all rides will have a predetermined route and or
location that will be strictly adhered to.

TRAIL RIDE:

Trail rides will accommodate riders of all skill levels.
Rides will stay on groomed trails and cover 40 to 70+ miles.

TRAIL / LESS AGGRESSIVE OFF-TRAIL RIDE:

These rides will accommodate riders of all skill levels and will use the groomed trail system to access play areas like meadows & clear cuts for riders in the group wanting to test their off-trail skills.

MOUNTAIN 101 RIDES:

• These rides are open to all Winter Knights members and their guests that have a desire to learn the basic skills needed to ride off-trail.
• The only requirements for these rides are a modern long-track mountain sled, a good shovel, GMRS 2 way radio and a sense of humor.
• These rides will also be used to evaluate riders wanting to move up to the Mountain 201 rides.

MOUNTAIN 201 RIDES:

• Mountain 201 rides have been designed to build on skills learned in the Mountain 101 rides. Intermediate off-trail skills are needed to participate in these rides and will be a mix of on and off-trail riding.
• Must have attended one of the Mountain 101 Rides for skills evaluation.
• Portions of these rides will be in treed areas with somewhat technical and challenging terrain and modest side-hilling.
• There will be plenty of chances for attempting steep climbs and descents.
• Avalanche awareness training will be a part of these rides.
• There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn advanced mountain riding skills.
— Mountain 201 Rides must have items:
• Modern long-track mountain sled, backpack with shovel & probe and GMRS radio.
• Approved Beacon: Beacons must be of the newer 3 antenna variety available from any of the beacon manufacturers and must be carried in the manufacturer’s supplied harness. SOS and BCA Tracker 1 type do not qualify.