BMW is offering snow and ice training courses from January to March 2011. You might say that you don’t need to work on your winter driving but it might interest you to know that the training will be done on some pretty awesome vehicles from BMW.
In Solden’s BMW Snow Drift Training course for instance, drivers will be taught how to drift on snow and ice in 430 hp M3 models.
Meanwhile, the BMW snow training uses the same location to give driving lessons on snow and ice with the use of BMW X3, BMW 5 Series and BMW M3 vehicles.
But the most interesting would be the BMW Ice Fascination Training in Arjeplog, located 60 km (37 miles) south of the Arctic Circle. BMW is providing prototype vehicles for this course. Driving lessons are provided while BMW tests its own future vehicles in more or less controlled conditions.
Some fortunate people in 2011 managed to learn a new skill in driving as well as formed memories of an extraordinary experience. All of these were made possible thanks to BMW, who took a few lucky drivers for some ice training.
Under the tutelage of experienced driver trainers, these drivers were then taught to drive a BMW M3 through the most challenging of surfaces – ice roads. The fortunate drivers learned how to turn corners effectively while keeping the car balanced in the slippery ice with some counter-steering techniques.
In addition to the M3, the drivers also learned to race in icy roads with the Polaris quad bike. Then, when the lessons were over, the newly trained extreme drivers were taken to an exclusive tour in the BMW test centre where they learned about BMW’s patented manufacturing processes from BMW’s engineers themselves.
The 2011 batch was only the first of the ice training courses that BMW offered. These courses featured training that’s tailor-made for the individual drivers’ level of skill and experience, and lasted 4-5 days.