2013-2014 Bridgestone Winter Driving School Press Information
Thank you for your interest in the Bridgestone Winter Driving School (BWDS). Located in Steamboat Springs, CO, the Bridgestone Winter Driving School is USA’s first, foremost, and only purpose-built school for teaching safe winter driving techniques.
The Bridgestone Winter Driving School (BWDS) is entering its 31st consecutive season of operation. Since 1983, more than 82,000 participants have attended the school to learn the proper techniques for driving in cold-weather, low-grip conditions.
The BWDS headquarters are centrally located at The Shops at The Steamboat Grand (on Mount Werner Circle across from the Gondola Transportation Center). The office and guest meeting area are designed with our clients’ best interests in mind. A spacious entry, natural light, visual technology, and contemporary finishes compliment the Bridgestone Winter Driving School experience.
The Bridgestone Winter Driving School operates seven days a week from mid-December through early March. Half-day, full day, multi-day, corporate and private courses are available. The BWDS provides a complete range of winter driving programs for all ability levels, from the young permit holder to the professional race driver. Our experienced driving coaches are professionals who teach the skills and techniques necessary for confident and safe winter driving.
Our 77-acre driving campus includes three purpose-built ice and snow covered tracks designed to challenge all drivers. The tracks are ultra-slippery, coated with more than 250,000 gallons of reclaimed water.
We exclusively use our broad range of 2014 year model Lexus vehicles equipped with Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires to teach the fundamentals of safe winter driving. Additionally, we offer our Telly Award-winning high definition DVD, “Modern Winter Driving Techniques”, which can help add a visual element of understanding to the techniques of winter driving, and provide a better feel for our training facility.
The 2013/14 Bridgestone Winter Driving School Press Kit includes the following: letter from school director Mark Cox; course descriptions and pricing, school fact sheet; school press release; available media resources; image library and image use guidelines; winter driving tips; and pictorial definitions of oversteer and understeer.
For additional information about our programs, to schedule an interview, or request access to the password protected portion of the media center, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
"Just wanted to let you know - driving home from my Second Gear course, I put my new knowledge into action. The roads were really slick and I came over a hill and found multiple cars off both sides of the road. An oncoming car came into my lane, forcing me onto the even slicker shoulder. My car started sliding right toward the police cruiser and all the pedestrians standing off on the side. Somehow, my brain remembered to take my foot off the brake, my car regained traction, and I was able to steer right past the whole mess. Thank you! I would not have been able to do that last week."
~ Helen I., Second Gear graduate