Ride Rasmussen Style offers the ultimate in backcountry snowmobile adventures and instruction.  Our guides have been trained personally by “The Professor” himself, Bret Rasmussen.

We offer the experience of a lifetime for anybody who loves riding in technical mountain terrain. The Ride Rasmussen Style Clinics are great for everyone, whether you want to advance your skills or just beginning to learn. It’s our mission to help you become a better backcountry snowmobiler by teaching you tips and tricks to traverse the terrain easier and safer.  Even if you have limited time on a snowmobile, our team is here to help you have fun and stay safe. Don’t feel like you will be holding the group back or contrarily waiting for the groups as our intention is not to put on maximum miles each day, but to exercise technique and improve rider ability. Everyone will be challenged well beyond their limits and enjoy the adventure to the fullest. Clients may choose to participate for as many days as they desire but multi-day clinics are encouraged so the new riding techniques become second nature.

Besides Rasmussen certification our guides have all passed a rigorous certification process attending a 48 hour Wilderness First Responder training, a 36 hour avalanche level 1 certification, a 48 hour avalanche level 2 certification, companion rescue certification and several are Pro 1 certified to teach avalanche training. Ride Rasmussen Style carries only the best avalanche and safety training and gear to ensure client safety is the highest priority at all times.

Clinic Options

  • 1 Day Clinic (minimum of 2 riders required)
  • Multi-Day Clinic
  • Private Group Clinic (Maximum 10 Riders)
  • Private Group Guided by Bret


  • $85 for bunk house
  • $140 for private room
  • $150 for private room for couples.

We are located at the Bears Den Lodge and offer limited bunk house style lodging for our guests.


  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner available for an additional $15 dollars.
  • Bunkhouse includes four queen size beds
  • Two private rooms with queen size beds
  • Three community bathrooms
  • Full kitchen with fridge


December 15th – 18th, 2021
Instructor Guide Clinic

December 16th – 18th, 2021
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

January 7th – 8th, 2022
Women’s Clinic

January 12th, 2022
AIARE Rescue Avalanche Class

January 13th – 15th, 2022
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Class

January 21st – 23rd, 2022
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

February 11th – 12th, 2022
Women’s Clinic

February 18th – 20th, 2022
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

March 3rd – 5th, 2022
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

March 11th – 12th, 2022
Women’s Clinic

Headquartered in West Yellowstone, MT.  This institution is an equal opportunity employer.   Ride Rasmussen Style clinics are provided by Three Bear Rentals authorized by a special use permit on the U.S.F.S. Gallatin Custer National Forest.

Instructional rides by certified instructors through the outfitter(s):

Three Bears Lodge

Three Bear Lodge is based in West Yellowstone, MT.  We host clinics daily from January through March/April depending on snow conditions!

Looking for clinic options outside of West Yellowstone; join a Ride Rasmussen Style Clinic in the following locations:

Fee Structure for Clinics

$425 per day per person to join with a group. Group size is limited to no more than 10 participants and includes private instruction for each individual from a Ride Rasmussen Style certified instructor.

$475 per day for turbo sled rental, this includes all gas, oil and maintenance. Rentals are 2021 Ski-Doo Turbo 165″ models and newer. We also offer non turbo models for $375 per day and a new body 600 and an XM chassis for $275 per day. The sleds will be adjusted to fit the rider to maximize the experience.

$50 per day damage waiver to offset any unfortunate damage. This is a $1200 deductible meaning that the client pays the first $1200 damage and no more.

$2000 per day for private groups for those who want the ultimate experience. Invite only your best buddies and build the group with as many or as few riders as you desire.  Private groups may request Bret Rasmussen as an instructor for an additional $1,000 per day.

Upon booking, the first day of tuition is collected as a non-refundable deposit. The balance is collected prior to arrival. 

Meals are all extra. We generally eat together as a group at a local restaurant for dinner. Breakfast can be prepared in the kitchen of the cabin or lodge according to individuals tastes. Lunch of course is on the mountain, bring lots of liquids to drink.

Cancellation Policy:  Bookings are non-refundable, however, may be rescheduled to the following season if scheduling conflicts develop.

Avalanche Rescue Training

AIARE Rescue: $149
Avalanche Rescue is for everyone, whether you are just learning how to use your transceiver, an aspiring professional, or a backcountry traveler with many years of backcountry experience. This one-day course is a place to both learn new skills and keep your existing skills sharp. Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2.

AIARE 1: $449
The AIARE 1 is a three-day course that provides an introduction to using decision making tools to  help a group manage risk while traveling in avalanche terrain.

AIARE 2: $549
The AIARE 2 is a three-day course for those who have taken an AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue and have had at least a year of backcountry travel experience. The AIARE 2 provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to  advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills by applying their skills to new terrain and situations. Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2.  It is highly recommended that participants gain at least one season’s worth of backcountry travel experience between taking the AIARE 1 and the AIARE 2.


Booking January through April (depending on snow conditions).

A snowmobile-rider education series hosted by professional instructor Bret Rasmussen.