Private Off Road Training & Family Fun Adventures
Weekday and weekend availability
Ellenville Training Center
Review: Private Training
I brought my friend from Europe who had previous experience doing off-roading in Italy and at the end our driving with NORA he said, “everything else I’ve done is kindergarten compared to this.” We appreciated the excellent guidance from both Scott and Alex as they led a truly memorable day climbing rough terrain we never thought possible. It was relaxed and educational, at the same time being terrifying and thrilling at points. We will definitely be back and highly recommend NORA as your next wilderness adventure! – Google, ED, Aug 2023
Review: Exciting Off Road Private Training
“I have done a lot of off-road driving as a passenger in UT. However, this time I took a course with NORA as a driver. This was a revelation for me and much more than I had expected. The course was a private instruction of 6-hr length. I brought my own car (4Runner TRD Off Road). The instructor was Alex, and he was very patient as well as a great spotter. I was able to test in practice all of the sophisticated features of 4Runner on an obstacle course. At one point I was stuck for real, and rear differential lock got me moving again (a nice way to learn what it is for). I was also allowed to bring my own kinetic recovery rope and we tested in detail my front custom recovery points as well as the one using hitch, which I wanted to do before our upcoming trip to CO and UT. I selected an easy course for the trail loop, but it could be harder if desired. I have learned a lot. Although more expensive, I highly recommend private instruction for maximum benefit.” Trip Advisor, HC, June 2023
By appointment only, private training is available all year round on weekdays and weekends for individuals or groups up to 6 vehicles. All training is safety focused on people, vehicle and environmental preservation.
Reserve 2 to 5 hours onsite with a private instructor and choose what you wish to learn at your own pace. Select one of our popular programs or customize your training with a mix of driving and vehicle recovery skills. You receive personal attention as we explain why, when and how to use your own vehicles’ specific features such as lockers, terrain select, downhill assist, etc. NORA rental trail rigs are available, contact us for details.
Priced per on-site hour with up to 4 participants per vehicle (all licensed drivers may drive). Includes online training video. Groups with multiple vehicles receive 5% off total cost.
2 hours @ $600
3 hours @ $700
4 hours @ $800 **Qualifies to join the NORA Adventure Club
5 hours @ $900 **Qualifies to join the NORA Adventure Club
6 hours @ $1,000**Qualifies to join the NORA Adventure Club
Programs (choose or customize):
– Intro to Off Road Driving (2 hrs) 1 hour obstacle course, 1 hour trail driving
– Intro Plus (3 hrs) 1 hour obstacle course, 2 hours trail driving
– Off Road Fundamentals (4 hrs) vehicle prep, obstacle courses, trail driving, strap/ke rope recovery
– Essentials Driving (5 hrs) vehicle prep, obstacle courses, trail driving
– Getting Unstuck (5 hrs) strap/ke rope recovery, traction boards, winching and challenging trail driving
– Multi-day w/overnight camping and night trail drive available, contact us to discuss
All NORA driving programs have been developed by our I4WDTA certified instructors with focus on learning, adventure and fun. We offer an amazing day of customized off road training for up to 4 occupants per vehicle! Our private 75 acre mountain training center has been specifically built to train off-road driving and recovery scenarios. Come to NORA where our private clients receive the same level of training we provide to our pro-service clients including emergency services, US Govt, utility companies, television personalities, journalists and more.
NORA offers private snow trail driving January – March based on trail conditions. Snow trail driving requires MT or AT tires on your vehicle or a NORA trail rig rental.
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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 student 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
NORA is Learning, Adventure & Fun