Schedule 

Wednesday, Oct 13th - Keeping It Local 

6:00 pm  Opening
6:15 pm Sarah Carpenter, How Manageable are These Avalanche Problems?
6:40 pm Sarah Lange, Data & Observations of Changing Backcountry Visitor Use 
7:05 pm Dennis D'Amico, NWAC Forecast Operations 2021-2022 
7:25 pm Justin Davis, Community Radio Program for Group to Group Communication in Avalanche Terrain 
7:45 pm Closing 

Monday, Oct 18th - Difficult Choices: Decision Making Amidst Tricky Odds 

6:00 pm Opening
6:15 pm Spencer Logan,  Avalanche Fatalities in 2020-2021
6:35 pm Eeva Latosuo, Where Do You Want to Go? Exploring the Simplest of Decisions of Backcountry Travelers 
7:05 pm Rob Coppolillo, Are You Skiing With a Group ... or With a Team? 
7:25 pm Gary Kuehan, Risky Business: Resilience and Recovery in the Mountains 
7:45 pm Closing 

Wednesday, Oct 20 - Past, Present, and Future: Snowpack, Weather, and Avalanches

6:00 pm Opening 
6:15 pm Amelie Goulet-Boucher, Avalanche Forecasting Research
6:40 pm Matt Primomo, Decision Making in the Face of Deep Persistent Slabs in the Pacific Northwest  
7:05 pm Nick Bond, Outlook for the Winter of 2021-22 in the Pacific NW 
7:45 pm How to Stay Engaged this Winter and Closing Remarks

VIRTUAL SERIES: October 13, 18, 20

Presented By

Presenter Information

Amelie Goulet-Boucher, Master's Student, ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide, CAA Level 2 

Avalanche Forecasting Research 

Gary Kuehan, Guide, Forecaster, EducatorSenior Avalanche Educator, Alaska Avalanche School

Risky business: resilience and recovery in the mountains 

Matt Primomo, Avalanche Specialist at NWAC

Decision Making in the Face of Deep Persistent Slabs in the Pacific Northwest

Sarah Carpenter, Co-owner and instructor - American Avalanche Institute

How Manageable are These Avalanche Problems? 

Dennis D'Amico, NWAC, Director of Forecasting

NWAC Forecast Operations 2021-2022 

Rob Coppolillo, IFMGA Mountain Guide and Writer

Are You Skiing With a Group ... or With a Team? 

Eeva Latosuo, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies, Alaska Pacific University & Senior Avalanche Educator, Alaska Avalanche School

Where do you want to go? Exploring the simplest of decisions of backcountry travelers

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Spencer Logan, Avalanche Forecaster and Research Lead at CAIC 

Avalanche Fatalities in 2020-2021

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 Nick Bond, Climatologist 

Outlook for the Winter of 2021-22 in the Pacific NW

2021 Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop

2021 Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop

Date: October 13, 18, 20 
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
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Join the Northwest Avalanche Center for the fourteenth 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. As a result of Covid-19 NSAW will be held virtually over the course of two weeks with three distinct sessions. Although we cannot gather in-person, this format presents a unique opportunity to connect with the ever growing backcountry community of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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Justin DavisMember of SPART (Ski Patrol Rescue Team), a unit of King County Search and Rescue

Community Radio Program for Group to Group Communication in Avalanche Terrain

Sarah Lange, Recreation Planner for Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest 

Data & Observations of Changing Backcountry Visitor Use

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