Off-Road Driving & Professional Services Training in Ellenville & Hunter, New York
Northeast Off-Road Adventures, Inc (NORA- established 2011) offers 4WD & Overland training, driving tours, team outings and adventure programs serving commercial, government and private sector clients. NORA’s unique SOAR program helps guests and groups with mobility disabilities enjoy adaptive outdoor recreation. Venues include our private 75-acre mountain top facility in Ellenville, NY and Hunter Mountain Ski Resort. Our certified instructors and professional guides provide a highly structured learning experience with focus on safety. Located just 90 minutes from New York City, NORA is "Learning, Adventure and Fun"
ADVENTURE TRAINING & EXPERIENCES – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
April & May Public Event Dates:
S.O.A.R Adaptive Adventures Open House: 5/17 & 5/18
Wings & Wheels For Warriors Car Show: NEW DATE 5/21
April & May Public Training Dates:
Intro Class: 5/6, 6/3
Essentials Class: 4/15, 5/6
2-Day Boot Camp: 4/15 – 4/16, 5/20 – 5/21
Getting Unstuck: 4/16, 5/21
2-Day Adventure Vans: 5/11 – 5/12
Hunter Mtn Driving Tours: 5/27, 5/28
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FAQ: Can I just show up and drive? No. Access to our private Ellenville venue is limited to registered students and event guests. Our Hunter Mountain & other tours are on a private ski mountain and private properties, access is only permitted by registered participants when accompanied with NORA instructors.
FAQ: When are you open? We are open for private instruction in Ellenville all year round. Our public group training classes run April through December, see the schedule and register online.
FAQ: Where can I drive off road after taking a class? Complete a full day NORA class (with trail driving) and you qualify to join the NORA Adventure Club with organized, legal, year-round off road trips, campouts and more. In 2022 the club offered over 40 activities to 125+ members with more scheduled for 2023!
FAQ: What do you offer at Ellenville? Our Ellenville training center & trail network offers off road driving training from beginner to experienced, vehicle recovery training, night trail rides, group activities, team outings and more. We also have specialty programs i.e. #VANLIFE Adventure Vans.
FAQ: I don’t have a 4×4 vehicle with dual range transfer case (4Low), can I still take a class? Yes, we have rental vehicles available for classes in Ellenville.
FAQ: I have a stock (unmodified) Toyota, can I take a class? Yes, we are ‘Vehicle Agnostic’ and work with almost any 4×4 vehicle with 4Low and recovery points. Jeep Wranglers, Toyota 4Runners, etc. from stock to heavily modified. Public classes are for SUV’s and up to mid-sized trucks (i.e. Tacoma, Ranger), full size trucks (i.e. F150, Dodge Ram) require private training.
FAQ: What do you offer at Hunter Mountain? Our Hunter Mountain public group tours and events run May – October. Hunter Mtn is private property, you can only access 4×4 trails accompanied with NORA instructors.
FAQ: What vehicles can attend the Hunter Tours? SUV’s and trucks can attend our Hunter tours. Note full-sized trucks will not be able to navigate the tight summit trails and will wait at a designated area during the 20 minute trail ride before rejoining the group.
FAQ: What is your adaptive SOAR program for people with mobility impairments? Our amazing SOAR Program offers adaptive hiking with our fleet of all terrain wheelchairs including Action Trackchair & GRIT Freedom Chair, as well as Air Gun Marksmanship, Passenger Jeep Ride-Along and fun competitions. We work with Rec Therapists, Rehabilitation hospitals, veterans groups and individuals to provide fun outdoor recreation. Our partner STARR Adventures is an Action Trackchair factory authorized dealership offering trail demo’s at out Ellenville location.
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Since 2011, Team NORA has professionally instructed over 9,000 students for off-road driving and vehicle recovery skills. Whether you’re a beginner or have off-road driving experience, join us for Learning, Adventure & Fun. Use your own vehicle or rent one of ours.
NORA Alum Hollie Fowler of MischiefMakerTV recently shared her experience of entering the off-road world with a video about where it all started – right here! Check out her amazing video:
NORA training teaches you:
– People Preservation: Driver & passenger safety
– Vehicle Preservation: Precision techniques to avoid damage
– Environmental Preservation: Limit impact on terrain
NORA training is for:
– Beginner through advanced driving skills
– Safe use of vehicle recovery equipment
– Recreational & professional services
– Family adventure & fun
Want more of a visual overview? Join instructor Alex in this short video showcasing our class info and some Frequently Asked Questions:
Our SOAR program offers amazing experiences for guests with mobility impairment (i.e. spinal cord injuries, stroke, disease, amputees). We offer outings with rehabilitation hospitals, individuals and groups using our off-road wheelchairs & equipment.
NORA was also featured in Field & Stream Magazine and News 12’s Road Trip Close to Home segment! We were also chosen by Ford & Good Morning America for the live TV broadcast reveal of the new Bronco July 2020. Click the Pics:
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