Sun, Feb 25, 2024

RMM/Women in Motorsport Winter Driver Training

Rocky Mountain Motorsports

About this event

February 25th, 11:00am-4:30pm


$500 + GST


Women in Motorsport Canada (WIMCanada) has a mission to increase equality and participation in all areas of motorsport for girls and women in Canada and across the globe.  They are invested in fostering new female talent in motorsport, and supporting the careers and futures of the women paving a path forward in all areas of the motorsport industry. Together we aim to bring the sport to a more equal, united place where everyone feels welcome to harness their potential.

RMM is excited to partner with WIMCanada to offer a half-day clinic that will teach enhanced winter driving techniques in a safe and controlled environment that you can use on everyday roads. RMM’s professional instructors will guide you through ABS braking, accident avoidance, skid recovery, and traction anticipation exercises in a safe and pressure free environment.

The clinic consists of a short in-class session with over 3 hours of in-car driving exercises at the RMM circuit. Through the completion of this clinic, drivers can expect to feel more confident in their winter driving abilities and will take-away an improved knowledge of winter driving.

Continental Tire has generously donated a set of winter tires to be awarded to one lucky participant of this clinic!

Lunch will be included for this clinic with an opportunity to learn about some of the different aspects and experiences for Women in Motorsport.

Please Note: If conditions do not allow for sufficient snow coverage, this school will still proceed, but with a focus on summer/dry weather driving techniques. 


Event requirements


**The Febuary 25th Winter Driving Clinic is a collaberation with Women in Motorsports and designed for female participants.

  • Participants are required to bring their own personal vehicle.
  • Permitted vehicles can be any FWD (front wheel drive), AWD (all-wheel drive), or RWD (rear wheel drive) vehicle that is able to be registered for public road use.
  • Vehicles must be equipped with M+S (mud and snow), 3PMSF (3 peak mountain snowflake), or true winter tires fitted to all 4 wheels.
  • Tires with steel studs and summer tires are NOT permitted.
  • It is recommended that vehicles have a minimum of 5 inches of ground clearance to avoid any possible undercarriage damage.



What should I wear?

Bring indoor and outdoor winter clothing according to the temperature that day. Expect to be outdoors for up to 20 minutes at a time. Expect to be inside your vehicle, or inside the heated classroom for the remainder of the clinic. Do not wear large winter boots, but rather warm hiking boots, or similar.


Can I bring my 4x4 truck/SUV?

Yes, any vehicle is permitted, as long as it has the appropriate tires fitted. (M+S, 3PMSF, or Winter rated)


Can I bring my front wheel drive small passenger car?

Yes, any vehicle is permitted, as long as it has the appropriate tires fitted. (M+S, 3PMSF, or Winter rated)


Do I need to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle?

No, any vehicle is permitted, as long as it has the appropriate tires fitted. (M+S, 3PMSF, or Winter Rated)


Do I require a tire designed for winter driving?

You must have one of the following types of tires to participate:

  • All-season M+S (mud and snow)
  • Snow (3 peak mountain snowflake)
  • A tire designated as a winter tire.
  • You cannot use summer tires for this clinic.
  • Steel-studded tires are not permitted for this clinic as they will damage the asphalt surface.


Is this an ice racing school?

No, the winter driving clinic is 100% developed for normal street/highway traffic winter driving techniques. There is no aspect of this clinic that teaches racing.


Why must my vehicle have minimum 5 inches of ground clearance?

The surface of the road will mimic normal winter conditions with snow and ice. Lower than 5 inches of ground clearance will possibly result in damage to the front/underside of your vehicle.


Can I bring a guest or passenger to sit with me during the exercises?

No, the clinic is designed for single occupants in vehicles only.


Can I share a car with my friend or family member?

No, each participant must have their own vehicle.


Does my vehicle need to have ABS and Traction Control?

No, your vehicle does not require these functions. However, it is highly recommended.


Is the winter driving clinic weather permitting?

The event will NOT continue in the case of weather dropping below -30C.


What happens if there isn’t enough snow?

In the event that the weather is either warmer than anticipated, and/or there is not enough snow coverage, the clinic will be run with a focus on summer/dry weather driving techniques.  Additionally, should the weather be extremely cold (below -30C), the event will be re-scheduled for a later date.


Do I need to have previous winter driving experience to join the event?

No, this event is designed for both brand new and seasoned drivers alike. Participants must hold a valid driver’s license.


Do I need to bring my own helmet?

No, helmets are not required for this course.



Rocky Mountain Motorsports

Mountain View County, AB


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