Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Nov 10, 2018
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Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Nov 10, 2018

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Nov 10, 2018

| On 19, Oct 2018

Fernie, BC will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) at Traynor Hall on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes both avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics. Vendors and operators will also be on hand to demonstrate the latest in equipment and services to members of the public.

Featured image courtesy of Elk Valley Snow Shepherds

 

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop Nov 10, 2018

Guest Speakers In Attendance Will Include:

  • Matt McDonald: Learn about the ‘Fernie Factor’ and how to predict your next powder day
  • Grant Hegleson: McDermid Creek Case Study
  • Avalanche Canada South Rockies Field Team: Managing tricky conditions and near misses
  • Martina Halik: Explore digital tools for navigation
  • Don McPhelan: Master medical care for avalanche survivors
  • And more!

 

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Photo: S. Kuijt

 

The seminar serves as a lead-in for the bi-annual International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) taking place in Fernie, October 4-9, 2020. Fernie will find itself in the world spotlight as over 1000 snow science researchers and practitioners from across the globe unite for seven days to share experiences and ideas, merging theory and practice.

 

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Photo: M. Gallup

 

Tickets for EVSAW are by advanced sales only, with limited seats available. Lunch and coffee will be on-hand for purchase. An apres-social at the Cast Iron Grill, located at the Fernie Golf Club, will provide opportunities to meet new backcountry partners and network with professionals in the snow safety industry.

Early tickets sold before October 20 are only $20. Late ticket sales between October 21 and November 10 will be $30 each. For more information, or to register, please visit www.evsaw.com

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

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