Get Smart and Be-in-the Know! Where to find your local Avalanche Workshop.

The screaming silence of snow is almost deafening on a winter’s day.  After six or more months off the skis, snowboard, or splitboard, the lure is especially high after watching all the ski/snowboard movies like Fourth Phase (Article about movie premieres found in your region found here).  You’ve been training all Fall for this day.  Your muscles are in prime condition, the sky is clear, and the snow is finally deep enough to shred that line you’ve been dreaming about.  But wait… First ask yourself, Is my mind sharp enough?  Have I prepared and made the right decisions before entering the wilderness?

Rogers Pass Image taken by: Zack Holm

Rogers Pass
Image taken by: Zack Holm

Fortunately, the avalanche community understands this temptation and has now introduced an avalanche workshop to help get our heads’ right before we venture into the unknown.  AIARE education and continuous practice always adds to our preparation, but to help us all get started, here are a few of the more popular safety workshops happening across North America.

Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Breckenridge)

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When

Saturday, October 1st

Where

Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

Schedule

Doors open at 8:00 AM and discussions run until 4:00 PM.  To see full event schedule check out the event on our calendar found here.

 

California Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Lake Tahoe)

Travis Feist covers changes in avy training for 2016-2017

Travis Feist covers changes in avy training for 2016-2017

When

Saturday, October 15th

Where

Lake Tahoe Community College

Schedule

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To see full event schedule check out the event on our calendar found here.

Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Jackson Hole)

When

Saturday, October 29th

Where

Center for the Arts

Schedule

8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  To see full event schedule check out the event on our calendar found here.

Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Seattle)

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When

Sunday October 23rd

Where

Town Hall, Seattle

Schedule

8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Stay tuned as we get more information about this event.  Click here to find out more.

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop & Dinner (Mt. Washington)

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When

Friday November 4th through Saturday November 5th 2016

Where

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

Schedule

Friday night 11/4 and Saturday 11/5 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.  To see full event schedule check out the event on our calendar found here.

Northern Rockies Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Whitefish)

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When

Saturday, November 5th

Where

O’Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center

Schedule

8:00 – Closing  To see full event schedule check out the event on our calendar found here.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm NRSAW After Party will be hosted by Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center at the Great Northern Bar

Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop

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When

Saturday, November 5th

Where

Southtowne Expo Center

Schedule

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

To see full event schedule check out the event on our calendar found here.

There is an event nearly in every mountain range that has an avalanche forecast center.  Check one out and get a solid start on this coming season.  Stay tuned as we continue to add/update our calendar with avalanche forecast centers.

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