ASM | Core Principles


The Core Principles course is a pre-requisite for all other courses in the Advanced Snow Management program. It can be used to prepare individuals for other courses in the Advanced Snow Management program, or as a stand-alone training course for operations personnel.


  • Standardized basic safety training specific to snow
  • Simple instruction on key conditions/variables related to winter weather
  • Review of various governmental bodies and any existing regulations
  • Introduction to concepts of cycling equipment and manpower through sites consistently
  • Insight into interpreting a site engineering plan
  • Standard review of the importance of onsite documentation of operations


The course is constructed using best practices in adult learning to help individuals learn at their own pace.


Run Time: Self-guided course
Continuing Education: This course is worth 4 continuing education credits.


Seminar Objectives
  • Identify the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to be worn by all snow operators.
  • Inspect all snow vehicles, trailers and equipment for basic safety requirements.
  • Identify the most common vehicle and equipment impact hazards.
  • Identify the physical properties of snow that most affect snow & ice management strategies.
  • Demonstrate how to measure surface temperature for an entire site.
  • Recognize the three response strategies for clearing snow and the factors which influence these strategies.
  • Define the term, cycle time as it relates to a snow route and to site management
  • Explain how cycle time and cycle time expectation relates to resource capacity and storm response planning.
  • Identify the basic documentation procedures used in snow and ice management.
Advanced Snow Management - Core Principles
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Snow & Ice Management Association
Total Educational Hours: 4.00
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SIMA Member Price:$200.00
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