November 10 2018
10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for a gathering of winter enthusiasts at the 2nd annual Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop, November 2019!
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.
|9:00 - 10:00||Doors Open||Coffee and Bagels||Socialize/Vendors|
|10:00 - 10:15||Welcome/Opening Remarks||Steve Kuijt||ISSW2020|
|10:15 - 11:00||Predicting Powder/Fernie Factor/Weather Products||Matt Mcdonald||Alpine Weather Consultants|
|11:00 - 11:30||Treewell Rescue Best Practices||Brian Bell||College of the Rockies|
|11:30 - 12:00||Mountain Medicine/After the Accident, Before the Rescue||Dr. Don McPhalen||Kananaskis Public Safety|
|12:00 - 13:00||LUNCH - Chilli and soup available for purchase|
|13:00 - 13:30||A Game of Inches/Avalanche Terrain Management at FAR||Erich Leidums||Fernie Ski Patrol|
|13:30 - 14:15||Off The Line/Case Studies From Last Season||Grant Helgeson||Avalanche Canada|
|14:15 - 14:30||BREAK|
|14:30 - 15:00||Stop Talking, Start Stalking/Building a Better Avalanche Community||Jennifer Coulter||AvCan South Rockies|
|15:00 - 15:30||Digital Tools||Martina Halik||AvCan South Rockies|
|15:30 - 15:35||Closing Remarks|
|15:35 - 18:00||Beers and social at Cast Iron Grill - Golf Course (one free beer with your workshop ticket)|
|18:00 -||Optional Prime Rib Buffet - $26.95|
As a lead-in for the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) to be held in Fernie, October 2020, the EVSAW will share a similar format with 30-minute presentations on a variety of snow and avalanche related topics.