Frequently Asked Questions

Upon your arrival at the school we will outfit you with the use of a racing helmet, racing suit and racing gloves. We recommend you dress casually, wearing form fitting shoes or similar light footwear. Best results are flat bottom soled shoes. A tee shirt and short pants are all you need underneath the racing suit. If you have your own racing equipment you are more than welcome to use it providing it meets current safety standards.
An official photographer will be on site taking pictures during your school, and offers a unique souvenir package available to students. Arrangements for this will be at the track. (you are welcome to use your own camera).
If you have a traveling companion he or she is most welcome to observe the School in session or enjoy the many fine shops, restaurants, and activities available in the Mont Tremblant Region.

The race track is an exciting but still a dangerous place. For this reason, we ask that you observe the following track regulations:

CHILDREN: Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in the pitlane and must be accompanied and escorted by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

PETS: Pets are not allowed. Only seeing-eye dogs or dogs used to assist disabled guests are allowed past the admission gates to the circuit.

The region of Mont Tremblant offers a wide variety of accommodations to suit any lifestyle and budget. For a complete listing of accommodations in the Mont Tremblant region please visit  www.tourismemonttremblant.com for details on reservations and pricing.
Courses are available to anyone. No experience is required, however, experience with a manual transmission is necessary.<br> Certain height (max. 6′-3″/ 1m93) and weight (max. 225lbs/102kg) restrictions may apply however the race cars can be adjusted to fit most any students There is no minimum age, however, students accepted by the Jim Russell Racing School under 18 must have parental consent.
With 50 years of training experience, the Jim Russell Racing School has produced an unequaled safety record, with no major injuries having occurred in a Jim Russell Racing School training program.
Students are not held responsible for damages that may be incurred to a race car during any Introductory level program (Techniques of Racing Course, Trial Day and Test Drive). Students enrolled in Advanced programs (Advanced Racing Course and Advanced Lapping) will be liable for damages, limited to $10,00.00.
To ensure students receive instruction tailored to their own ability, the Jim Russell Racing School keeps class sizes small, and because there is no car sharing in our Techniques of Racing Course and Advanced Racing programs track time is maximized.
Our tuition includes everything except applicable taxes, personal transportation, lodging, and meals.
You may cancel or re-schedule your reservation anytime 60 days prior to to the first day of your scheduled program, there will be a  $100 processing fee deducted from your deposit.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your deposit.
We recommend you rent a car at the airport. If you do not have a car, direct bus transfers are available from the Montreal-Trudeau Airport and Mont Tremblant through Skyport International. Public transportation is also available between the sectors of Mont Tremblant, Saint-Jovite and the Tremblant Resort, with a stop located within walking distance to the tracks paddock entrance.

Arriving from the West: Enter Montreal via Autoroute 40; turn North on Autoroute 13; East on Autoroute 640 and finally North on Autoroute 15 (the Laurentian AutoRoute).

Arriving from the East: By-pass Montreal via Autoroute 640; turn North on Autoroute 15 (the Laurentian AutoRoute).

Arriving from the South: Enter Montreal via Autoroute 15 using the Champlain Bridge; turn East on Autoroute 40, then North on Autoroute 15 (the Laurentian AutoRoute).

Arriving from the Airport: From Montreal-Trudeau Airport, travel East on Route 520; turn North on Autoroute 13; turn East on Autoroute 640 and finally North on Autoroute 15 (the Laurentian AutoRoute).

The Laurentian Autoroute (15) ends in Sainte- Agathe but will automatically connect with Highway 117. Continue Northbound on 117 to just past the town of Saint-Jovite, and take exit 119 (Montée Ryan Road) for Mont Tremblant. Turn right on Montée Ryan Road, continue to the roundabout and continue 270 degrees around and exit on Chemin du Village (Route 327). CONTINUE ON CHEMIN DU VILLAGE PAST THE FRONT ENTRANCE GATES OF THE RACE TRACK through the village of Mont Tremblant, then turn right on Chemin Seguin street, which ends at the paddock entrance to the track.