Extreme – BMW Snow and Ice Training.
Winter. That means snow and ice on the roads. That means danger and risk. But at the same time, also the biggest challenge that can face a driver at the wheel of a car. And someone who can control his vehicle and has experience in conducting himself on snow and ice knows that it is one of the best – and most extreme – driving experiences that you can have.
The requirement for having control of the vehicle, even in winter conditions and knowing what is at risk and how to act in limit range is a winter driving training course. The aim of the “BMW Snow and Ice Training” is to give the extremes of winter the “cold shoulder” perfectly. With the assistance of professional instructor, the perfect combination of safety and unforgettable driving experience can be practised.
The “BMW Snow and Ice Training” is offered in different dosages, from a half-day snowdrift seminar on the highest winter training ground in Sölden/Tyrol (Austria) to a five-day intensive course in the BMW Test Centre at the polar circle in Arjeplog, Sweden.
1. BMW Snow Drift Training
In a BMW M3 you learn to control the vehicle sovereignly, how to dose understeering and oversteering and thereby drift in a controlled manner, in a half-day training course in Sölden Driving enjoyment en masse and en detail is guaranteed at the BMW Snow Drift Training course (€390).
2. BMW Snow Intensive Training
The complete programme, being able to move a vehicle skilfully on snow, can be learned in a 2-day BMW Snow Intensive Training course in Sölden. Sudden lane changes, avoidance and steering manoeuvres and emergency braking on snow and ice are practised, which can be necessary on snow-covered pass roads. BMW M3 and xDrive models are used. In addition to this, there is an extensive pampering programme in a five-star hotel. Furthermore, you go by snow cat to the highest winter training ground in the world, where starting on a mountain, braking for descents, etc. are learned (€1,590).
3. BMW Ice Perfection Training
In order to really move safely and skilfully on ice, you go all the way to the far north at the polar circle, to Arjeplog, Sweden. In a 4-day course, you learn all of the driving manoeuvres that are possible on ice, including fun manoeuvres, such as 180° or 360° turns and, of course, avoidance and braking manoeuvres. All of this takes place in BMW M3s that are equipped with spike and with inboard cameras, in order to analyse driving behaviour afterwards. The programme for the BMW Ice Perfection Training course includes 3 nights’ accommodation in a four-star hotel with a fantastic wellness area (€3,250).
4. BMW Ice Fascination Training
The crowning glory of winter driving training. With BMW Ice Fascination Training, you go to Arjeplog at the polar circle for five days. The optimum requirements can be found there for comprehensive performance coaching. Training takes place on a frozen lake with diverse ice surfaces. It involves the fascination of drifting on ice, the complete control of a powerful horsepower care, such as the BMW M3, under winter conditions, right up to readiness for a rally. For a change, xDrive cars are also driven and there is a competition on the Snow Quad. And last but not least, an insight is provided into the BMW Text Centre. Overnight accommodation and full-board in a four-star hotel and a social programme are included (€3,850).