2nd Annual 2009 Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop
on October 20, 2009
11/07/2009 - 1:00pm 11/07/2009 - 4:30pm Location: The Depot, located at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center Present
The 2nd Annual 2009 Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop (USAW)
on the afternoon of November 7, 2009
Wise decisions come from experience. Experience comes from poor decisions. Join us in sharing experiences.
Inspired by the International Snow Safety Workshop (ISSW), USAW brings Utah’s snow and avalanche community together to share local knowledge and history and learn about emerging best practices. This professional development seminar taps into the vast avalanche knowledge we have in our own local avalanche community. You’ll hear about historic avalanche events and new innovations from avalanche forecasters, ski patrollers, snow scientists, UDOT avalanche professionals, search & rescue personnel, mountain guides, ski industry manufacturers, backcountry skiers & snowboarders, snowmobilers, avalanche scholars, and more.
The Depot, located at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Why should I attend USAW 2009?
Our local avalanche community is among the most knowledgeable in the world and this is an opportunity to tap into it . Experts’ sharing their experience is a great way for snow experts and want-to-be experts to learn and the master-apprentice relationship has worked this way for decades. The format will consist of 15 minute presentations followed by a 5 minute Q and A.
13:00-13:05 Welcome/Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center
13:05-13:20 Larry Dunn: New Snow Web Pages from the National Weather Service
13:25-13:40 UDOT- Bill Nalli & Matt Mckee: Avalanche Control Measures: Present and Future
13:45- 14:00 Dean Cardinal: Rescue Techniques, Wasatch Backcountry Rescue and Long Range Receiver
14:05-14:20 Drew Hardesty: Which Way Should I Go? The Utah Avalanche Center's new avalanche ratings for selected routes in the central Wasatch
14:25-14:40 Bruce Tremper and Tom Diegel- A close call on Little Water Peak
14:45-15:00 Ian McCammon- Critical slope angles for avalanche: A user’s guide
15:00-16:30 Social at the Blue Goose Bar in The Depot- Sponsored by High Angle Construction and Utah Food Services (must be 21 to attend)
$25.00 BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Proceeds from the event will go the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center to support 2009-2010 avalanche forecasting in Utah