Bridgestone Winter Driving School Opens for 2015-2016

Dec. 22, 2015

The Bridgestone Winter Driving School, the only purpose-built, terrain-based school of its kind in North America, is open for the 2015 - 2016 season. Steady December snowfall has made for ideal winter surface conditions on the school’s signature ice and snow-covered tracks.

Since 1983 the Bridgestone Winter Driving School has been teaching the proper techniques for driving in cold-weather, low-grip situations in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

“The Bridgestone Winter Driving School is now in operation seven days a week for the winter season. The entire team carries on the tradition as North America’s first and foremost winter driving school,” says Mark Cox, the school's director. “With targeted programs for everyone from the new driver to the career pro racer, track conditions are perfect. When you master the skills and techniques to conquer winter's worst you are also learning skills that make driving in every condition safer.”

Bridgestone’s Blizzak winter tires have been featured at the school for more than a decade and are installed on five different 2016 Lexus models for the 2015/16 season. Models include the new all-wheel drive NX 200t CUV; the full-time four-wheel drive GX 460 SUV; the front-wheel drive ES 350 sedan; and the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive versions of the IS performance sedan.

The Bridgestone Winter Driving School is scheduled to operate 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. Clients range from the young permit holder to the professional race driver. Additionally, the Bridgestone Winter Driving School offers off-site seminars and classroom training sessions.

2015/2016 safety programs, intended for the everyday driver, feature the popular Second Gear full-day course, as well as the introductory First Gear half-day class. Both courses maximize hands-on driving time. Corporate and custom safety courses also are available to fit the needs of any group.  Personalized, private one-on-one training also is offered upon completion of a standard course.  

One and two-day 2015/2016 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. Fully customizable performance courses are available to meet the specific needs of any group.

For additional information visit, or call 1.800.WHY.SKID/1.800.949.7543.