This was an amazing experience start to finish….
“Bottom-line, there isn’t a grade high enough for what Scott and his team have put together. Five stars doesn’t do it justice. One of the best experiences I have had in the last few years. This is a perfect socially-distanced activity, and would be great for team-building, anyone who might have to do off-road work (forest rangers, law enforcement, etc,.), friends who just want to try something new, or those genuinely interested in a new activity. I will be recommending this to friends and co-workers, and definitely will go back.”
– 215Guy (Trip Advisor) Sep 7, 2020
2-Day Overland Fundamentals
Available as private training.
Learning, Adventure & Fun – This 2-day class offers professional training for off road driving, basic vehicle recovery & troubleshooting, vehicle outfitting, cooking and additional topics for self-reliant travel. It includes modules from our Intro to Off Road Driving, Getting Unstuck, Vehicle Confidence and Practical First Aid classes in addition to Overland specific content. This course will give you a solid foundation for Overland travel along with useful skills. Onsite primitive camping is available.
Virtual Class: One-hour Intro to Off Road Driving live virtual classroom or watch recorded version prior to onsite instruction.
Day 1: 12pm-1:30pm arrival: Bring your lunch, set up your tent & get settled in; 2pm: Driving instruction & trail ride; 4:30pm: Overland topics + cooking workshop; 7pm: evening campfire gathering.
Day 2: 7:30am: Coffee & site breakdown; 9:30am: Vehicle recovery basics workshop & spotting technique @obstacle course; 12pm: Overland topics; 1:30pm: Goodbyes & safe travels.
Who: This class is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to learn about basic off road driving, Overland travel and related equipment. This class is for people with off road driving and camping experience levels ranging from none up to intermediate level.
Driving Topics: This two-day class includes our Intro to Off Road Driving class along with spotting technique and basic vehicle recovery skills with focus on off-road driving safety. Students drive on our obstacle courses and navigate our 75-acre trail network with instructors and guides walking by their side. There are plenty of natural terrain obstacles used as lesson stops along the way.
Overland Topics: Students will learn about different equipment set-ups including vehicle mounted tent systems, off-road tow-trailers, cooking systems and off-grid power options. Additional related modules may be included throughout the season including first-aid basics, driving with a trailer and land navigation.
Lodging: Optional onsite overnight primitive camping is available at no additional cost (bring your own tent & gear), or check out our local lodging suggestions page (coming soon) to help plan your overnight accomodations.
Vehicle Requirements: Bring your stock (unmodified) or modified 4 wheel drive vehicle with 4-low. Vehicle must be street legal, registered, insured and drivers must have a valid license.
Vehicle Rentals: Rent a NORA trail rig for the class; contact us to confirm availability before registering. Two day discounted rentals are $175 for a Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ or Cherokee XJ, $275 for a Jeep Wrangler TJ or JK.
Hunter Day Tour Add-On: Take a 2-day Overland Fundamentals class and add on a Hunter Mountain Day Tour for $325 ($25 discount). Select from the drop down dates on the registration page and choose your tour date. Please provide your own vehicle, we don’t offer rentals at Hunter.
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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.
NORA partnered with General Tire and Lodestone Events at the 2019 Overland Expo East. Over the 3 day event, our instructors used our rental vehicles on a man-made obstacle course to train over 650 guests on the fundamentals of off-road driving. It was an awesome event, and the majority of our guests had never even driven off-road before!