Colorado’s Winter Driving School
Every year, in a very special part of the country, the Bridgestone Winter Driving School presents the only purpose-built, terrain-based school of its kind in North America. The location? Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where the driving school has been teaching the proper techniques for driving in cold-weather and low-grip situations on its signature ice and snow-covered tracks since 1983.
A broad range of 2017 model-year Toyota vehicles equipped with Bridgestone’s revolutionary Blizzak tires are standard equipment in the school’s safety and performance programs. Models include the front-wheel drive Camry XSE; the all-wheel-drive RAV4 Platinum; the part-time 4WD 4Runner Trail; and the front-mid engine, rear-wheel drive 86 (one with automatic and two with manual transmissions).
The Bridgestone Winter Driving School is scheduled to operate seven days a week through early March. Half-day, full day, multi-day, corporate and private courses are available. A distinct range of courses on a variety of levels is taught by driving professionals with years of experience in many facets of motor sports. One and two-day 2016/2017 performance courses offer the highest level of driver training available, and incorporate world rally racing techniques. The most advanced cornering, acceleration, and braking skills are developed to maximize balance and control in the most challenging conditions. These courses are designed for driving enthusiasts, law enforcement groups, military specialists, stunt drivers, automotive test engineers, and aspiring and current professional racers.