The Bridgestone Winter Driving School, the only purpose-built, terrain-based school of its kind in North America is now open. The Bridgestone Winter Driving School has been teaching the proper techniques for driving in cold-weather, low-grip situations on its signature ice and snow-covered tracks in Steamboat Springs, Colorado since 1983.
“We are excited to announce that the Bridgestone Winter Driving School is now open for business seven days a week for the duration of the winter season. We feature a wide variety of programs for every driver from beginner to pro racer as well as our targeted custom programs such as trailering on ice and mission-specific training,” said Mark Cox, director of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School. “As the nation’s first and foremost winter driving school we are honored to carry on the tradition teaching divers to be competent and confident in the most challenging driving conditions imaginable. The skills mastered here make driving in any condition more manageable and safer.”
A broad range of 2018 model-year Toyota vehicles equipped with Bridgestone’s revolutionary Blizzak tires are standard equipment in the school’s safety and performance programs. Vehicles include the front-wheel-drive Camry XSE; the all-wheel-drive RAV4 Adventure; the part-time 4WD 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium; and the front-mid engine, rear-wheel drive 86 (one with automatic and two with manual transmissions).
The Bridgestone Winter Driving School is scheduled to operate seven days a week through early March. Half-day, full day, multi-day, corporate and private courses are available. A distinct range of safety and performance courses on a variety of levels are taught by driving professionals with years of experience in many facets of motorsports. Clients range from the young permit holder to the professional race driver. The Bridgestone Winter Driving School also offers off-site seminars and classroom training sessions. Staff driving professionals fluent in Spanish and Slovak are available by request. Hearing impaired and deaf clients can be accommodated with American Sign Language (ASL).
New for this season, all 2017/18 BWDS safety (First and Second Gear), performance (Third, Fourth, Fifth) course participants will receive a $70.00 voucher valid towards the purchase of four Bridgestone tires upon course completion (details apply). Additionally, all course participants may choose to register to win a 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road (to be awarded in late 2018).
2017/2018 safety programs, intended for the everyday driver, feature the popular Second Gear full-day course, as well as the introductory First Gear half-day class. Both courses maximize hands-on driving time. Corporate and custom safety courses are also available to fit the needs of any group. Personalized private one-on-one training is also offered upon completion of a standard class.
One and two-day 2017/2018 performance courses offer the highest level of driver training available and incorporate world rally racing techniques. The most advanced cornering, acceleration, and braking skills are developed to maximize balance and control in the most challenging conditions. Courses are designed for driving enthusiasts, law enforcement groups, military specialists, stunt drivers, automotive test engineers, and aspiring and current professional racers. Fully customizable performance courses are available to meet the specific needs of any group.
The Bridgestone Winter Driving School’s headquarters are centrally located at 2300 Mount Werner Circle at The Shops at The Steamboat Grand, across from the Ski Area Gondola Transportation Center. Intentionally designed with the clients’ best interests in mind, the facility features a spacious entry, natural light, visual technology, and contemporary finishes.
For additional information, to register, or to purchase materials, visit winterdrive.com
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