Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

November 10th, 2019

Join us for a gathering of winter enthusiasts at the 2nd annual Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop,
November 10th 2019 at the Fernie Community Centre!

This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners. A variety of topics including case studies of past events and information on the latest snow safety gear will be presented.

Guest Speakers

Bruce Jamieson

How Risky is Ski Cutting?

David Jones

SpotWX and Models in the Mountains-Tales of Terror and Seduction

Jennifer Coulter

That Layer is Still a Player

Steve Scott

Sled Guiding in the BC Backcountry-Real Talk

Anne St. Clair

How do recreationists use, understand, and incorporate avalanche bulletin information?

Fernie Ski Patrol

They're Back Again!


Doors Open

Fernie Community Centre, 902 Highway 3

10:00am - 12:00pm

Morning Presentations

We will have a 15-minute mid-morning coffee break, bring your own mug!

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break

Chili (meat and vegetarian options) with a bun will be available on-site for $12 cash.

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Speakers

We will have a 15-minute coffee break, bring your own mug.

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Apres Social

Apres social at the Fernie Community Centre.



A snow avalanche workshop for recreationalist and professionals alike. Winter is coming! Kick start it off with a day of presentations, industry updates, and networking. Early bird tickets only $25.00