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Old 02-06-2012, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Advanced Avalanche Skills Workshop Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am
Start: 02/13/2012 - 8:00am
End: 02/13/2012 - 4:00pm
Class Date:
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am
Class Provider:
Utah Avalanche Center
Region:
Salt Lake
Avalanche Class Type:
Advanced Avalanche Skills Workshop
Location:
Snowbird
Price:
$85
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If you:

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 friends@utahavalanchecenter.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 friends@utahavalanchecenter.org

Sponsored by Surface Skis, Black Diamond, Snowbird, and the Utah Avalanche Center.
I know I am attending the classroom session. Unable to get off of work for the field day though. I highly recommend all Utahns who have lines they want to cross of their list this year to attend this. Maybe I'm the only one that has a list of lines, but I am attending for sure. Would be down for beers before hand too if anyone wants to get together.

Advanced Avalanche Skills Workshop Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am | Utah Avalanche Center

Edit: Can a Mod or someone add the Event Date to the title? I messed that one up.
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Pretty interesting, though I am not sure what you can do that would allow you to ride the steep lines like they are talking about. Maybe it'll be more about reinforcing the fact that you're just going to have to wait for the spring freeze thaw. I'm sure lot's of good stuff will come out of this no doubt.
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i'd go just to shake dude's hand... pretty cool that you guys have that resource right there
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Meeting Brett would definitely be kewl. I love how he is such a kook and marches to his own drum. We need more characters like him in the backcountry.
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Im for sure looking forward to the lecture since might as well learn as much as you can. Will be cool to meet Kowboy as well. I know he got flamed pretty hard on TGR over Alecs death and what he said on a thread.
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I missed that in that thread. I'll have to revisit it. The main forum page there is now banned by my work when some hacker put a trojan on it. TGR has gotten rid of that problem, but work seems to feel that they are no longer trustworthy. I do have the link for that thread so I'll check it out.

I'd like to meet the guy myself. He does an awful lot of good for the peeps in Utah no doubt.
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http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...s-11-12/page25


I think it was in the Wasatch conditions thread. Several pages back by now.

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Ah skifishbum. Makes sense now. Dude will argue on forever over nothing.
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Oh yea. I pay attention to that and a few other threads pretty closely, but I rarely post there. I have gotten really good Beta before and met some super cool dudes off of there though. Tons of tools that love the arm chair QB everything.

I'm kind of surprised no one from Utah has chimed in on this. I wish I could do the field day, but unable to due to limited vacation days.
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