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Off-Road Driving Essentials Public Class
Priced using your own vehicle, rentals are available at additional fee.
1st Driver: $350
2nd Driver: $175
Passenger 13+ $75
Kids 7-12: $50
NORA Rental rigs available, click here for rental options & pricing.
Click date to register: 12-4
Learning, Adventure & Fun – our ‘Essentials’ class consistently delivers all three! Participate in a live online presentation or watch a recorded class covering off road driving technique & skills before your training day. While onsite, you and your instructor(s) put theory to practice on NORA’s natural terrain obstacle course. Soon after, you are driving on beginner & intermediate woodland terrain including hills, trees, ledges, rocks and more with lesson stops on the trail. Training is safety focused with themes of people, vehicle and environmental preservation. A delicious sandwich or salad lunch from local eateries is included for all participants. To mitigate pandemic risks, your time at NORA is outdoors and in your vehicle. All staff and guests must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.
Length: 1.5 hour virtual classroom + 5 hours on-site
Location: Live virtual classroom or watch recorded version prior to onsite instruction.
Onsite driving & lessons in Ellenville with NORA instructors and guides by your side.
Who: This class is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to learn safe, low speed off road driving techniques used in Overlanding and recreational/commercial off road driving.
What’s Covered: This two-part class (virtual presentation & onsite instruction) covers 4 wheel drive systems, driving on woodland and mountain terrain, working with a spotter, minimizing environmental impact and off-road driving safety. Students drive on our obstacle courses and navigate our 75-acre trail networks with instructors and guides walking by their side. There are plenty of natural terrain obstacles used as lesson stops along the way.
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. Learners permit holders need to be accompanied by a licensed driver.
Vehicle Rentals: Rent a NORA trail rig for the class; contact us to confirm availability before registering. $175 for a Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ or Cherokee XJ, $275 for a Jeep Wrangler TJ or JK.
Lunch on the trail is included: We have supported our local economy for many years by offering lunch selections from local markets.
Gift Certificates Available: Click here to purchase an Essentials Class Gift Certificate
Private Training: Click here to learn about Private Training options
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Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to the day of the class (you must notify us by phone or email) and receive a full credit for another class or NORA activity for up to 12 months. Credit only, no refunds.