Advanced Avalanche Skills Workshop Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am
Start: 02/13/2012 - 8:00am
End: 02/13/2012 - 4:00pm
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am
Utah Avalanche Center
Avalanche Class Type:
Advanced Avalanche Skills Workshop
Have a tic list of steep, committing lines you want to ride and are comfortable in that terrain
Have helmet cam footage you will never show your parents
Think that meadow skipping is for old people
This workshop is for you.
On Thursday, Feb 9 at 7pm, at the Black Diamond Retail Store, we will hold a special avalanche workshop. The Wasatch has big, dramatic lines and a lot of hot riders and that is what this workshop is about. We're messing with different avalanche dragons this year & skills that have worked for us in the past are not working now. Brett Kobernik of the Utah Avalanche Center is going to explain how a thin snowpack with hard slabs and persistent weak layers is a game changer around here. Dave Richards, Alta Ski Patrol, is going to show some examples of control results that have left us puckered, and Andrew McLean, author of The Chuting Gallery and steep skier extraordinaire is going to talk about making smart decisions in unfamiliar terrain and snowpack situations. There will be time to chat, answer questions, debate, share a beer, whatever.
The Thursday evening talk is free. We will follow up with a lift-supported day on snow to dig into the snowpack and work on how to rely more on being smart and less on being lucky in the backcountry. We may toss in some surprises depending on conditions.
Field day: Monday, Feb 13, 8 am to 4 pm at Snowbird, meeting in room TBA., Cost is $85 (includes lift ticket). If you have a pass at the Bird, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The cost for the day without a lift ticket will be $35
Sign up and pay here for the field day only - you don't need to sign up or pay or attend the field day to attend Thursday night.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
Sponsored by Surface Skis, Black Diamond, Snowbird, and the Utah Avalanche Center.