Central Oregon Adventures INC

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  • Po Box 4188

    Sunriver, OR 97707

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  • 541-593-8887

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Are you ready to put your life and limbs on the line with a company that has no respect for safety? With a company, that claims to be accessible to riders of all levels but absolutely are not. Read full review and judge for yourself.

I went with my boyfriend in January, were told it was fine I'd never done it. It was just one guide and the two of us. We got there, signed our papers, and the guide explained the controls in less than 5 minutes and we were off. We got one practice around a little play area. The guide didn't check if we were ready to start winding through the trees at high speeds. But off we go! Adventure time!

I asked to be at the rear because I was not feeling secure with the maneuvering of the machine. So guide is in front now, boyfriend behind him, and me trying to keep my boyfriend in sight as we winded though the trees. First 20 mins, I missed a turn. Hit a tree. Okay ouch. Scary. Lame. I suck at this. The guide came back within a few minutes. Checked on the damage of the mobile (not much). He declares we can keep going. He asks how I am. I tell him, "okay but we need to slow down." I tell him " I'm scared." And I tell him " I think I suck at this." My boyfriend, says "hey man, looks like this will be a boring day for you." We both felt like he was more interested in showing us some thrill ride then for our safety. This would have been a wonderful opportunity for him to, give me further instruction on riding. Take me to safer conditions to practice turns. Or as per request SLOW THE HELL DOWN. He did not. Nor did he give us a choice.

But trusting our guide we got back to it. And once again, within 20 minutes I'm losing sight of them, struggling to keep up. And AGAIN I hit a tree. Yes, I do indeed suck at this. But this time I was impaled by a piece of the snow mobile. I was sliced from the bottom of my knee to the top of my thigh and across the width of my leg in shape of a triangle. Think war movie gore. Pieces of my flesh were left off onto the snow mobile and on the ground. I stood in the snow screaming by myself for over 5 minutes before the guide came back for me.

But, I guess it's my lucky day because he's an EMT. He gasps when he sees my wound and could not look at it while administering first aid. (not a sign of a medic with much field experience) He pulls out his pack. Gauze pads: about enough to cover a stubbed toe. "oh meant to replace that soon" he says. I am the one to suggest we cut up my own clothing to create a bandage big enough to cover the wound. He pulls out some duck tape, he just so happens to be running out of duck tape that day too. I pull out my own hair tie to cinch the fabric tight enough to get the needed pressure on this wound. I have limited first aid training but remember I'm the one gaping, bleeding, and in shock.

At the hospital in Bend it took multiple doctors to sew me up and it was miracle that I did not need skin grafts. With the guide's first aid supplies alone, I'm not sure enough skin would of been salvageable. The bruise was so deep it pooled down into my ankle. Now, I've missed so much work while this has been healing. I've had follow up infections not to mention Frankenstein leg.

The only insurance they offer you is for $20 you can buy their own policy with a $750 deductible. This covers the cost of damage only, not medical expenses, lost wages, etc. And of course you do literally sign your life away. They have good lawyers writing their waivers and they don't care about your safety. And as the owner explained to me, "everyone" who has ever tried to sue them has failed. So I know with 100% certainty I am not the first person who felt the negligence of their conduct contributed to a serious accident.

I'm sure plenty of people go and have a great time. But there are plenty, and more than they want you to know about, that get hurt or die. The guide told me, " I was lucky I didn't hit my head like a buddy of his did just the day before, and he was a very experienced rider. " They even have a pre-printed sheet for "what happens after a crash FAQ" to hand you as you ride off in an ambulance. So just remember these are the very real risks.

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Are you ready to put your life and limbs on the line with a company that has no respect for safety? With a company, that claims to be accessible to riders of all levels but absolutely are not. Read full review and judge for yourself.

I went with my boyfriend in January, were told it was fine I'd never done it. It was just one guide and the two of us. We got there, signed our papers, and the guide explained the controls in less than 5 minutes and we were off. We got one practice around a little play area. The guide didn't check if we were ready to start winding through the trees at high speeds. But off we go! Adventure time!

I asked to be at the rear because I was not feeling secure with the maneuvering of the machine. So guide is in front now, boyfriend behind him, and me trying to keep my boyfriend in sight as we winded though the trees. First 20 mins, I missed a turn. Hit a tree. Okay ouch. Scary. Lame. I suck at this. The guide came back within a few minutes. Checked on the damage of the mobile (not much). He declares we can keep going. He asks how I am. I tell him, "okay but we need to slow down." I tell him " I'm scared." And I tell him " I think I suck at this." My boyfriend, says "hey man, looks like this will be a boring day for you." We both felt like he was more interested in showing us some thrill ride then for our safety. This would have been a wonderful opportunity for him to, give me further instruction on riding. Take me to safer conditions to practice turns. Or as per request SLOW THE HELL DOWN. He did not. Nor did he give us a choice.

But trusting our guide we got back to it. And once again, within 20 minutes I'm losing sight of them, struggling to keep up. And AGAIN I hit a tree. Yes, I do indeed suck at this. But this time I was impaled by a piece of the snow mobile. I was sliced from the bottom of my knee to the top of my thigh and across the width of my leg in shape of a triangle. Think war movie gore. Pieces of my flesh were left off onto the snow mobile and on the ground. I stood in the snow screaming by myself for over 5 minutes before the guide came back for me.

But, I guess it's my lucky day because he's an EMT. He gasps when he sees my wound and could not look at it while administering first aid. (not a sign of a medic with much field experience) He pulls out his pack. Gauze pads: about enough to cover a stubbed toe. "oh meant to replace that soon" he says. I am the one to suggest we cut up my own clothing to create a bandage big enough to cover the wound. He pulls out some duck tape, he just so happens to be running out of duck tape that day too. I pull out my own hair tie to cinch the fabric tight enough to get the needed pressure on this wound. I have limited first aid training but remember I'm the one gaping, bleeding, and in shock.

At the hospital in Bend it took multiple doctors to sew me up and it was miracle that I did not need skin grafts. With the guide's first aid supplies alone, I'm not sure enough skin would of been salvageable. The bruise was so deep it pooled down into my ankle. Now, I've missed so much work while this has been healing. I've had follow up infections not to mention Frankenstein leg.

The only insurance they offer you is for $20 you can buy their own policy with a $750 deductible. This covers the cost of damage only, not medical expenses, lost wages, etc. And of course you do literally sign your life away. They have good lawyers writing their waivers and they don't care about your safety. And as the owner explained to me, "everyone" who has ever tried to sue them has failed. So I know with 100% certainty I am not the first person who felt the negligence of their conduct contributed to a serious accident.

I'm sure plenty of people go and have a great time. But there are plenty, and more than they want you to know about, that get hurt or die. The guide told me, " I was lucky I didn't hit my head like a buddy of his did just the day before, and he was a very experienced rider. " They even have a pre-printed sheet for "what happens after a crash FAQ" to hand you as you ride off in an ambulance. So just remember these are the very real risks.

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after renting snowmobiles for years, i finally decided to buy one. i got it through this business, and absolutely love it. the people were really friendly, and helped me find just the type of snowmobile that i would want. i was so happy with the outcome.

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after renting snowmobiles for years, i finally decided to buy one. i got it through this business, and absolutely love it. the people were really friendly, and helped me find just the type of snowmobile that i would want. i was so happy with the outcome.

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