Clinics & Events


Booking January through April (depending on snow conditions).

The Ultimate
Backcountry Snowmobile

Ride Rasmussen Style is an experience of a lifetime for those who want to learn and progress in the mountain backcountry! All our guides are professionally-certified instructors, hold AIARE level I and II avalanche safety certifications, and are Wilderness First Responder trained.

Let’s Ride!

A driver’s meeting will be held prior to departure. All clients are required to carry an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. Please notify the instructor if you do not have these.

November 2nd, 2018 
Utah Avalanche Center Classroom Level 1

December 12th – 15th, 2018
Instructor Guide Clinic

December 17th – 19th, 2018
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

December 21st – 22nd, 2018
Utah Avalanche Center Field Training
(November 2, 2018 Level 1 Training Required)
*Make up for classroom day scheduled for December 20th

January 2nd – 4th, 2019
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

January 10th, 2019
AIARE Rescue Class (Pre-requisite for AIARE 2)

January 11th – 13th, 2019
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Class

January 14th – 16th, 2019
Utah Avalanche Center AIARE 2

January 18th – 19th, 2019
Women’s Clinic

January 25th – 27th, 2019
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

February 13th – 15th, 2019
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

February 19th, 2019
AIARE Rescue Class (Pre-requisite for AIARE 2)

February 20th – 22nd, 2019
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Class

March 3rd – 5th, 2019
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Class

The following essentials should be carried in the backcountry.

 Navigation and Communication
GPS, cell phones and even satellite phones, Personal Locator Beacons (PLB).

 Sun Protection
Sunglasses or sunscreen.

An extra mid layer, spare gloves, spare face mask, beanie, pair of socks and an emergency bivy is also important.

Headlamp or flashlights with strobe feature.

 First-aid Supplies
Latex gloves, gauze pads, antiseptic ointment, antiseptics towelette, wet wipes, band-aids, Advil, sling, and a lip balm.

matches, lighter, candles, fire starter stick (magnesium stick).

 Repair Kit
Tools, channel locks and a multi-tool or Swiss Army Knife, duct tape, spare batteries, a small wood saw, blue shop rags, fingernail clippers and zip-ties.

Granola or protein bars, nuts and jerky.

Gatorade may be useful to replenish electrolytes.

 Emergency Shelter
Know how to build an emergency shelter such as a snow cave, or snow shelter. 

 Avalanche Gear
Avalanche transceiver, a shovel, an avalanche probe and an airbag pack.

Bears Den
West Yellowstone, MT

The Bear’s Den is a 2200 sq foot, 4 bedroom cabin that sleeps 14.

 We would love to assist you in the booking process.
Please contact Keri at or call 701-220-5829 (8am-6pm MT) for dates, availability and payment options.

Riding & Lodging Costs

Price is the Daily Rate

Clinic* – $325

Sled Rental + Insurance – $400

Private Group Clinic (Maximum 10 Riders)** – $2000

Private Group Guided by Bret*** – $3000

Bunkhouse Lodging – $75

Private Room Lodging – $125

AIARE Rescue – $149

AIARE 1 – $399

AIARE 2 – $499

Backcountry Ascender Discount**** – $25 off/Person/Day
(Earn your plains badge and qualify for the discount)

* Groups scheduled for the same day maybe combine to meet the max of 10.

** Private Clinics will not be combined with other groups.

*** Want to be guided by Bret Rasmussen? Bret only guides private groups for an additional fee of $1,000.

**** Clients who have completed the first level of the Backcountry Ascender program, are eligible to recieve $25 off their booking.

Lodging pricing includes breakfast. We ride all day and recommend packing water, snacks and anything else you wish to bring. Supper will be held as a group either at the lodge or at a restaurant in West Yellowstone. Supper may be added to your rates for an additional fee.

 Clients are charged a 3% resort fee tax on top of the $325 clinic fee

Elite Backcountry Riding Schools.

We also partner with Driven to host Elite Backcountry Riding Schools. The 2019 locations include:

February 6th – 9th, 2019 – Seeley Lake, MT Clinic (for more information click here)

Book early to ensure your spot. As some dates are very popular we are restricted as to how many groups we can take out each day.

Yellowstone Arctic Yamaha

The clinics are permitted under Yellowstone Arctic Yamaha under a special use permit with the U.S.F.S. Custer Gallatin Ranger District.

Questions? Contact Us

Clinic Headquarters
West Yellowstone, MT
General Operations

Keri Wanner, Driven

Booking Operations

Aaron and Holly Roesler

Hours of Operation

  8am-6pm MT

Why Ride Rasmussen Style?

Clinics help you advance your abilities.

Don’t feel like you will be holding the group back or waiting for the group. It’s our goal not to put on a maximum number of miles each day, but to focus on exercising technique to improve your 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. More than one day is encouraged so riders retain the information better for future snowmobile adventures.  Keep in mind, a week of riding is a very demanding task if one is not conditioned properly. Also, please consider the challenge that the high altitude conditions present and plan according. Many of our international groups will take a rest day at mid-week to recuperate.