Off-Road Driving Essentials
Instruction & Trails w/Lunch
Saturday, Sep 16, 2023 Click For More Essentials Class Dates
12pm – 5pm Onsite + 1.5 Hour Online Presentation
1st Driver: $395
2nd Driver: $195
Passengers age 13+: $95
Kids age 7-12: $50
Priced using your own vehicle, rentals are available at additional fee.
Learning, Adventure & Fun – our ‘Essentials’ class consistently delivers all three! Watch a recorded presentation covering off road driving technique, skills & tips before your training day. While onsite, you and your instructor(s) put theory to practice on NORA’s natural terrain obstacle courses. Soon after, you are driving on rugged 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. Your onsite time at NORA is outdoors and in your vehicle. All students must register in advance to attend a class, no ‘walk-ins’ accepted.
Length: 1.5 hour online presentation + 5 hours on-site
Location: Your email will be enabled to view the online presentation about 1 week before your class. Onsite training is held at our Ellenville, NY Training Center.
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. This is also a great family fun experience.
Off Road Driving Experience Level: For both no experience and experienced off road drivers.
What’s Covered: This two-part class (online presentation & onsite instruction) covers 4 wheel drive systems, driving on various 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.
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.
Lunch on the trail is included: We have supported our local economy for many years by offering lunch selections from local markets.
Hunter Day Tour Add-On: Register for an Essentials class and add a 2023 Hunter Mountain Day Tour for $375 ($20 discount) at the time of registration. Select the Hunter add-on below and you will receive a coupon code (please allow 48 hours) that may be used for any 2023 Hunter full or multi-day tour. Note you need to provide your own 4WD vehicle with 4-Low, we don’t offer rental vehicles at Hunter.
NORA Swag Available: Purchase a T-shirt or Hat at registration and pick it up at your class.
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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 this class is ‘Sold Out’ send an email to email@example.com to get on the waitlist!
‘Off-Road Driving Essentials’