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!

The Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Continuing Professional Development program is intended to encourage, support and assist Active CAA & ACMG members in the Elk Valley and surrounding area to continuously upgrade their knowledge, training, qualifications and credentials, thereby maintaining a high level of competence throughout their careers. The CAA and ACMG organizations apply one credit for each hour of informal training; therefore, the CPD Rating for the fall EVSAW event hosted in Fernie should be 8 points. 

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 - 12:30pm

Lunch Break

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

12:30pm - 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 Curling Club.



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

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It would be hard to have a bunch of winter enthusiasts gathered together without an Apres! This casual social after an informative day of snow and avalanche topics will be hosted at the Fernie Curling Rink.

Your ticket for the EVSAW includes entry to the après social which will commence immediately after the workshop. A short walk next door, the Apres will be a great place to unwind, socialize and talk about the day’s presentations and activities.

There will be music, entertainment, networking opportunities and plenty of door prizes from 4-6pm. See you there!