Trust our instructors when they say, learning to drive off-road the hard way can be very expensive! We've all done something new at one point or another, and having a basis of understanding before you jump in can go a long way. Save your tires, your drivetrain, and most importantly, your time and money with an off-road class that will help you avoid making costly mistakes. We'll share the techniques that make off-road driving easier, smoother, more efficient, and safer. With proper training, and some practice, we'll turn these techniques into skills.
This course starts with a classroom session that breaks down and simplifies the vehicle mechanics, driving techniques, and gear needed to operate a 4x4 vehicle off-road. We then head out into the field where we use our 1,100 acres of mountainous terrain to practice. Classes start in our "warm-up area;" 30 acres of purpose built obstacles where students can see what the driving techniques feel like on a relatively high-traction surface. Once comfortable in the warm-up area, we venture farther up the mountain and into more natural and challenging terrain and surfaces. Along the way, participants learn how to work with a spotter, and identify a vehicles vulnerable points. Your ability to navigate the vehicle around these areas of vulnerability teaches a lot about driving and helps you learn how to read the trail. After all, getting from point A to point B requires a plan and when off-roading, it's not as simple as pointing the steering wheel and hitting the gas.