2nd Annual 2009 Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop

2nd Annual 2009 Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop

By Tim Roberts \ October 20 2009

Avalanche (avy-class)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)




 Proceeds from the event will go the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center to support 2009-2010 avalanche forecasting in Utah