Fun, exciting and educational experience! – Mike S, April 2021
“I took the “Getting Unstuck” class. It was the second class I’ve taken at NORA. I also took the “Essentials” class a few months back. These experiences could not be better. In addition to being fun, I learned more about protecting myself, my vehicle and the the environment when going off-road. The staff could not have been better. The instruction was top notch, inspired confidence, and ensured a safe and fun ride for everyone. I am already signed up for a Hunter Mountain tour led by NORA because I can’t wait to get back out there.”
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This class may also be taken as Private Training with one-on-one instruction.
Our ‘Getting Unstuck Basics’ class teaches you vehicle recovery techniques that all off road drivers should understand. Includes workshops and trail driving with recovery on mountain terrain using common recovery gear. Training is safety focused on people, vehicle and environmental preservation. Students may bring their own vehicles with 4-Low and front/rear recovery points or rent a NORA vehicle for use on the trails.
Length: 5 hrs on-site (9am – 2pm)
Location: Ellenville Training Center, NY
Who: This class is highly recommended for anyone who operates a vehicle off-road or in low traction terrain.
Off Road Driving Experience Level: All experience levels are welcome. Students should have experience working with a spotter and driving off road with good throttle control, or they should take the optional pre-class workshop. Trail ride includes mountain trails with steep, rocky terrain. By-passes are available for stock vehicles. Our Essentials or Intro classes are recommended prerequisites but are not mandatory.
Optional Pre-Class Workshop: If you have little or no off road driving experience you should sign up for pre-class workshop on spotting & throttle control basics.
What’s Covered: Techniques for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle self-recovery using Tow Strap, KE Rope, Traction Boards, and Winching Basics (vehicle to anchor point). NORA provides all recovery gear, however students are welcome to bring their own equipment. Class includes a 30 minute break for lunch (meal not included), students are encouraged to bring their own snacks, meals and non-alcoholic beverages.
Requirements: Bring your stock (unmodified) or modified 4 wheel drive vehicle with 4-low and front/rear recovery points. Vehicle must be street legal, registered & insured. Drivers must have a valid domestic or international license.
Vehicle Rentals: NORA trail rig rentals are available; Contact us to reserve a trail rig before registering.
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NORA has worked with over 9,000 clients since 2011 and received Trip Advisor Awards for consistently earning great reviews from travelers. We are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor! Our team of instructors and guides are all passionate about what we do, and we strive to give you an exceptional experience. See our testimonials.
2023 Cancellation Policy (send email to firstname.lastname@example.org):
Credit only (valid for 1 year), no refunds
7 days prior to class date: Full credit
6 days up to day before class date: Full credit less $50 service fee
Day of class – 50% credit
We may have cancellations, if a class is ‘Sold Out’ send an email to email@example.com to get on the waitlist!A big thank you to our sponsor Warn Industries for providing winches and gear used at our vehicle recovery training classes in Ellenville, NY. NORA has been partnered with Warn for many years and has depended on their products for training and our own vehicle recovery needs.