COAA Avalanche Scholarship

Central Oregon Avalanche Association has teamed up with Oregon Ski Guides and Three Sisters Backcountry to offer four (4) AIARE 1 avalanche scholarships. The idea behind the scholarship fund is to increase avalanche awareness and safety in the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on the Oregon Cascades. The scholarship recipients will be given an AIARE…

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Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop – Saturday Nov 2, 2013

Spend an afternoon with avalanche pros and experts learning the latest thinking about airbags, ,lessons from recent accidents, and risk and decision lessons from commercial aviation. The morning session is open to pros only and the afternoon is open to the public. http://utahavalanchecenter.org/events?date=2013-11

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Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop (Pro Session) – Saturday November 2, 2013

An all-day professional-level avalanche workshop, with the morning open to those working in the field and the afternoon open to the public featuring avalanche worker safety, latest research findings, new equipment, lessons learned from accidents, and risk and decision-making lessons from commercial aviation. http://utahavalanchecenter.org/events?date=2013-11

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Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop 2013 (ESAW)

ESAW 2013 on Saturday November 9th in North Conway, NH. The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop in North Conway, NH is a place to bring together avalanche-minded individuals to share their enthusiasm for snow and discuss topics related to the winter in cold steep climates. It continues to be an annual gathering of avalanche professionals,…

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Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop – Friday October 3, 2013

      The Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop will be held on October 4, 2013 at the Mining Hall of Fame Conference Center in Leadville, Colorado. We’ll post an agenda and registration information in early September. Hope to see you there! Go to: https://avalanche.state.co.us for more info

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Craftsmanship and Relevancy in Snowpack Observations. By Colin Zacharias

The Weight of Evidence: The important job of gathering and interpreting snowpack information includes evaluating the weight of each bit of information (type, craftsmanship, accuracy, timing, relevancy, and verification) as it is applied to snowpack instability and avalanche hazard. Experienced practitioners are aware of the variability of the terrain and snowpack and the challenges extrapolating…

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