9:00 am - 10:00 am | Meet the Sponsors Coffee Hour
10:00 am - 5:00 pm | General Session
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Beer Social

Join the Northwest Avalanche Center in the twelfth annual Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (NSAW). NSAW is the region’s largest gathering of snow and avalanche professionals and backcountry recreationists who work and travel in avalanche terrain. 

NSAW covers topics on recent scientific research, technical innovations, avalanche safety, and mountain experience. Talks will range from scholarly research to every day application; all attendees, regardless of experience, will walk away with new  tools for the backcountry. 

NSAW is an opportunity to hear from leading avalanche practitioners and take the next step in your backcountry education. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Presentor Information

El Nino and what it means for the winter of 2018-19 in Washington State

Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist 
El Nino and what it means for winter of 2018-19 in Washington State 

Roger Coit, Assistant Professor at Colorado Mountain College
A college-level training program for avalanche safety workers

Heiko Stopsack, King County Medic One/ King County Sheriffs - Air Support Unit Paramedic
Forging a Stronger Chain of Survival in Avalanche Terrain

David Hill, Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University
Citizen Scientists and Seasonal Snow Modeling 

John Scurlock, Mountain Photographer 
Encounters with Avalanches From the Air

Pascal Haegeli, Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University 
Do avalanche airbags lead to riskier choices in the backcountry?

Henry Finn, Avalanche Research Program
Are our avalanche bulletins working? 

Petra Damm and Forrest Barker, Seattle Mountain Rescue
Mountain Rescue, The Anatomy of Snow Missions 

John Stimberis, WSDOT South Central Region 
Perspectives on Ski Cutting

Eeva Latosuo, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University 
Wise Ones - Case study on  the Prominent Mentors of the US Avalanche Industry

WA Ski Area Representatives
Uphill travel policies

Jonathan Chriest, UW Student 
Trailhead Outreach