Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop now at South Towne Center
It’s time once again for the annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop. In previous years, the event has been held at The Depot in downtown Salt Lake City, but this year the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy will play host.
In this, the 4th annual workshop, the best and brightest minds in the avalanche and backcountry ski community will converge to discuss current avalanche issues, as well as taking a look at accidents and avalanche deaths from the previous season so everyone can learn from those mistakes. In addition, the latest in avalanche research and education will be revealed and talked about so attendees are up to date.
Attending this workshop should be a must-do for anybody who spends time in Utah’s backcountry. Below is the schedule of activities and lectures at this year’s event.
1:00-6:30 Public Session
1:10-1:20 Utah Winter Review 2011-12
A look back at the events that shaped the winter of 2011-12
1:25-1:45 Nov. 13th in Upper Little Cottonwood Canyon- Gabe Garcia
An Alta Perspective
1:50-2:10 Taylor Mountain Wyoming- Bob Comey
A Close Call in the Tetons with the potential for multiple deaths… what did we learn?
2:15-2:35 Jan. 29th Accident on Kessler Peak- Josh Anderson
A rescuers viewpoint
2:40-3:00 Information Overload- Jake Hutchinson
More than ever before, today’s backcountry user has a wealth of info at their fingertips. How to filter out the noise and focus on the important stuff influencing your go/no go decision.
3:20-3:40 Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money-Rich Mrazik
Backcountry Litigation Issues
3:45-4:55 Backcountry Roundtable-UAC, UDOT, Teton Pass, Red Mtn. Pass, Galena Summit
An open discussion focusing on how the professional avalanche and backcountry communities can communicate more effectively
5:00-5:30 Mistakes Revisited- 18 Years Later – Doug Richmond
Common mistakes made by avy professionals
5:30-6:30 Social in the main foyer of the South Town Expo Center… woohoo!
Along with the workshop, there will be exhibitors showing off their latest gear, and the event will wrap up with happy hour in the lobby.
The 2012 Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop happens on Saturday, November 3 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy (10450 S. State Street.) Cost is $26 if purchased in advance online, and will be $30 at the door if space is still available.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Utah Avalanche Center website.