2015-2016 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 33rd consecutive season of operation. Since 1983, more than 84,000 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 2016 year model Lexus vehicles equipped with Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires to teach the fundamentals of safe winter driving. Additionally, we offer our new high definition DVD, "SMART WINTER DRIVING: what every driver should know", 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 2015/16 Bridgestone Winter Driving School Press Kit includes the following: letter from school director Mark Cox; course descriptions and pricing, school fact sheet; school press releases; 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.
I wanted to express my gratitude for the opportunity to take your class. Less than two weeks later I was driving on I-70 through a canyon and hit a patch of black ice that caused me to understeer towards a monstrous truck. In a split second I was able to turn the wheel toward the truck, regain traction and then steer toward safety. Clearly, your program works.”
~ Ryan A., Second Gear graduate