Valcourt, Québec, September 9, 2011 – BRP is expanding its outreach program on avalanche safety awareness into the Western United States.  The program was launched in Canada last year.

From September through November a qualified avalanche safety instructor will provide free courses at 21 BRP Ski-Doo dealerships inCanadaand 19 others in theUnited States. The courses are open to owners of all snowmobile brands and are presented from a snowmobiler’s perspective.  Attendees can expect an informative, interactive and fun evening. Many sessions will be combined with in-store special events.

Support from the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) for BRP’s outreach program has been very strong right from the beginning. “These sessions are a great introduction to the knowledge needed to manage avalanche risk in the backcountry,” stated Ian Tomm, Executive Director of the CAC. “With help from BRP, we’re hopeful that participants will be encouraged to take even more training.”

“We saw the need to partner with the CAC in furthering avalanche awareness and education. We were pleased by the large turnout and keen interest demonstrated by snowmobilers inCanadaand thus decided to expand the program to the Western part of theUnited States,” stated Robert Lumley, vice-president, Sales and Marketing, Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo.

For more information on the program or the schedule for avalanche awareness courses, visit www.ski-doo.com, the Ski-Doo Elevation Mountain Blog, or Ski-DooMountain Facebook page.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnsonoutboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.

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