Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop 2021
October 14 - October 15$25
20th Annual Colorado Snow & Avalanche Workshop
The Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop is a two-day professional development seminar for people working and recreating in and around avalanche terrain. This year’s event is all virtual and will run from 8 AM to 1 PM with live talks from leading researchers and practitioners around the globe and with opportunities for audience participation.
Thursday’s session will feature talks on avalanche forecasting tools, new advances in the study of avalanche release, and how our changing climate has us thinking about different avalanche patterns and tools to help forecast these changes.
Friday’s session shifts gears, starting with avalanche rescue and last year’s avalanche accidents. Not only were we in the midst of a global pandemic but the snowpack setup was the worst in years.The avalanche accidents that happened often involved multiple people and complex rescues. Other talks on Friday focus on professional avalanche mitigation and new research in the release of wet avalanches.