Backcountry Basics – January 13, 2021
ESAC forecaster, Chris Englehardt discusses “Backcountry Basics”, highlighting the essentials of fundamental travel, group dynamics, knowing your gear, and planning your day.
Also discussed is the Ski Kind Campaign and the backcountry responsibility code which applies not just to skiers, but all forms of winter backcountry travel.
Avalanche Awareness & Season History – February 3, 2021
ESAC forecaster, Steve Mace further discuss avalanche awareness basics, and dives more deeply into how to best utilize ESAC services in preparing for your backcountry adventures.
Learn more about how to read and interpret the avalanche forecast products we issue, and learn how to and why we need you to share your field observations. In addition, Steve will also provide updates on snow and avalanche conditions up to this point in winter 20/21. A question and answer session will follow.
Avalanche Accidents and Current Snowpack – March 3, 2021
ESAC’s lead forecaster, Josh Feinberg hosts a discussion about snow and avalanche history to date, mid-winter avalanche considerations, and decision making, followed by a discussion about recent avalanche accident trends around the U.S.
Springtime Travel Advice – April 8, 2021
ESAC forecasters Josh Feinberg and Steve Mace discuss spring avalanche and travel considerations. This event features a short film from Inyo County SAR about the Piute Crags Avalanche from spring 2020.