Going Deep: A Series of Backcountry Decision Making Workshops
Presented by Mountain Safety Research & Eddie Bauer
Join us as the Northwest Avalanche Center brings together seasoned backcountry professionals along with outside-industry experts in an effort to provide tangible solutions to improve decision making in the backcountry. Each workshop will be an interactive experience probing deeper into our decision making process and learn new techniques to improve those decisions. Come prepared to participate and takeaway some valuable techniques for your next backcountry outing.
Session #1: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Avalanche Forecasting (But Were Afraid to Ask): An Evening with the Staff of the Northwest Avalanche Center
When: Thursday, November 10th Doors at 5:30, Session begins promptly at 5:30pm and ends at 9pm
Where: REI Seattle
Cost: $10 REI Members/$15 non-members (ticket money goes to NWAC)
Summary: What's the difference between 'high' and 'considerable' avalanche ratings? How can I apply the NWAC forecast to the slope I want to ski? How deep is a 'deep instability,' anyway?
If you've ever asked yourself these questions or any others about NWAC, come join us for an evening with our forecasters, field observers, and staff to hear how it all works.
The first half of the evening will be a lecture focusing on how to make the most of the new NWAC avalanche forecast. The second half will be a casual question-and-answer session. Please bring any and all questions about NWAC forecasts; how to use the forecasts; and questions about avalanches themselves.
*Join us after the workshop for drinks and socializing. Each admission includes a beer ticket.
Other Details: This evening is geared towards to people who have some backcountry experience to those who are seasoned backcountry travelers. Skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and snowmobilers who are looking to improve their decision making skills are encouraged to attend.