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2023 Eastern Sierra Snow and Avalanche Workshop

November 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for the 2023 Eastern Sierra Avalanche Workshop!

This event is free and open to the public. We would love to see you there in person! 

When: November 4th 2023 – 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Where: Page event center at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab

1016 Mt Morrison Rd #9566, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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Steve Mace – Director of Operations/ Lead Forecaster at ESAC –   Steve will review the record snowfall and notable incidents during the 22/23 season.
Ned Bair – Associate Researcher at the Earth Research Institute, University of California – Santa Barbara – Ned Joins us to discuss recent research into the world of Glide Avalanches.
Geoff Unger – IFMGA mountain Guide, avalanche educator – Geoff will discuss terrain visualization strategies focusing on the effect of latent snow on avalanche start zone terrain configuration.
Samantha Rubin- ESAC Forecaster – Sammy has joined the ESAC forecast team this season. Sammy will present and describe updates to the ESAC Observations portal.  
Travis Feist – Education Coordinator/ Pro observer at the Sierra Avalanche Center – Travis brings us his insights on the evolution of motorized users in avalanche terrain.
Nick Bliss – Avalanche Forecaster at the Bridgeport Avalanche Center – Nick joins us to describe some exciting changes to the BAC operations. 
Dawn Johnson – Warning Coordination Meteorologist and the NWS Reno – Dawn will give us a quick review of last winter, what signals are in place for this upcoming winter, and how to best receive and utilize available weather information regarding avalanche safety.


November 4, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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