Zac's Tracs - Snowmobile Specific Avalanche Training!

I enjoyed the program. Really amazed at what I thought I knew and what I actually didn’t know. Snow can be so complex. If you ride in the mountains, you have to have to invest in training, simple! Feb 2016 – Peace River, AB

Zac’s Tracs is internationally recognized for their success in the promotion, development and delivery of avalanche safety programs for the snowmobile community.

We are backcountry snowmobilers that truly enjoy the sport. Our training courses, website and newsletters are dedicated to raising the bar on the level of avalanche education within the sledding community. Our participation in national and international training sessions and conferences ensures that our training materials and methods are truly top quality.

With the improvements in technology sledders are PLAYING A NEW GAME….WE NEED THE NEW RULE BOOK.

Using our past experience as a substitute for formal education may have worked yesterday.

Not true in today’s reality.

Not only are our machines getting us into serious terrain, we are now there during some of the periods of nature’s highest instability….during or immediately following a big snowfall. No question, this is best time for sledding, however nature often hasn’t had a chance to adjust and strengthen.

Zac’s teaches life saving skills of observation to empower you with the information to make better decisions. We have the same goals as you… we want the best riding day possible and to return home to our family and friends.


CLICK HERE to register for one of our upcoming courses!

Our mobile training services offer classroom and field based programs throughout Canada and the USA. Lori Zacaruk and Randy are graduates of the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Level 2 Industry Training Program for Snowmobile Operators. This CAA program is the first of its kind in the world.

Sledders that work with Zac’s Tracs learn skills and habits that make them an asset to every group they ride with. This practical experience can save the lives of family and friends.

Zac’s Tracs is the proud recipient of excellence awards from the Canadian Avalanche Association, the Alberta Snowmobile Association and the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations.

Over the past 16 seasons Zac’s has worked independently and as a contractor with Avalanche Canada (formerly the Canadian Avalanche Centre) and the Alberta Snowmobile Association to reach over:
• 54,000 school students
• 1000’s of snowmobilers at tradeshows in Alberta, British Columbia & Saskatchewan
• 9,000 adults in classroom presentations
• over 3,300 snowmobilers have completed their AST Level 1 training with Zac’s Tracs

Lori & Randy Zacaruk were invited by respected avalanche researcher, Dr. Bruce Jamieson, to assist in the revision of the CAA endorsed “Sledding in Avalanche Terrain” course manual.

As a co-author Zac’s contributions of snowmobile specific references and images added great value to the project.

Our classroom programs evolve each year utilizing a combination of activities including snowmobile specific images, video, ~50 page color workbooks, case studies, interactive classroom and hands-on practical activities.

To further increase the value and enjoyment of the field exercises Zac’s provides snow study gear and props for rescue scenarios. We have access to a full variety of avalanche rescue tools and safety gear for demonstration purposes and student use.

“What have YOU got to LOSE?!
INVEST in yourselves this season.
You have the gear, now is the time to learn to use it.”

Gift Certificates - Easy to give and receive!

To purchase a gift certificate simply go to Zac’s Online Store, email us, or click on the gift certificate below.

  • CLICK HERE to purchase a Gift Certificate for avalanche training or gear.
  • CLICK HERE to email Zac’s directly to order a custom Certificate. We can easily email you a certificate for any denomination that can be used to purchase gear or training.

To redeem a gift certificate toward training courses simply:

Choose your preferred date and location from Zacs Current Schedule and contact us to book.

To apply your gift certificate toward a purchase of gear:

Browse through our Online Store then contact Zac’s directly and we will complete your invoice for you.

Zac's Tracs - Vision and Mission

Who we are, what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.


To be a world leader in avalanche and backcountry safety in the snowmobile community through a profitable and inspirational series of on-line and off-line training programs and resources. To save lives through the development and promotion of innovative and engaging training materials, program delivery methods and resources to support and inspire backcountry snowmobilers, at work or at play, to make life long changes to the way they manage their backcountry activities leading to capable, prepared and responsible riders.


To save lives by inspiring and empowering backcountry snowmobilers to take active steps to gather the information, skills, strategies and equipment to make the most of our activities while maintaining an acceptable level of risk. We all have the same goals: to enjoy the best riding possible and to return home safely to our family and friends!