7th Annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop
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What: Learn how to safely travel outside the resort boundaries. This workshop begins with a three hour evening class followed by an on-the-snow field day. Taught by Craig Gordon and several others from the Utah Avalanche Center and members of Snowbasin Ski Patrol. Plan to learn the following-
· Understanding types of avalanches and how they happen
· How weather affects avalanche risk
· How to identify and avoid avalanche terrain
· Using the local avalanche forecast to understand current conditions
· Identifying dangerous avalanche conditions in the field
· Safe travel protocol
· Understanding how we make decisions in the backcountry
· Companion rescue techniques
On Thursday night, a forecaster will use videos, slides, stories and class exercises to explain avalanche characteristics, snowpack fundamentals, clues to instability, terrain assessment, safe travel techniques, rescue techniques and decision-making.
On Saturday, we will meet and make travel plans based on current conditions.
Where – Thursday 6-9 pm at Amer, Saturday 8:30 to 4:00 at Snowbasin
When- Thur February 6th (indoors) and Saturday February 8th (on the snow)
Cost- $50 (does not include lift ticket). Registration is limited to 25 people.