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2022 Season Kickoff Avalanche Workshops
December 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
ESAC is psyched to bring together a group of local professionals for some pre-season preparation and continuing avalanche education.
Presentations will include:
White Death & Taxes: uncertainty and us in snowy mountains – Howie Schwartz, Sierra Mountain Guides
Avalanche Forecasts & Quality Field Observations: ESAC products and community support – Steve Mace and Chris Engelhardt, Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
Leveraging ESAC resources: ESAC’s new website – Mike Phillips, Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
An operational perspective on avalanche safety: Avalanche mitigation and safety at Mammoth Mountain – Neil Satterfield, Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol
Explosion in backcountry use across the U.S.: A changing backcountry skiing landscape – Ned Bair, UCSB Earth Research Institute
Season history, outlook, and weather forecasts for the Eastern Sierra – Chris Smallcomb, NOAA Meteorologist and Warning Coordinator
To provide for better social distancing and a more intimate setting, we only have 50 seats available for this full day of FREE in-person snow and avalanche presentations. ESAC is adhering to mandates set forth by the Inyo County Department of Public Health and will require that all indoor seminar participants wear an appropriate face covering or mask.
Once registration is filled, a waitlist will be available. To be placed on the waitlist please email Mike Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “waitlist” in the subject line. If you have to cancel your registration, please contact Mike, so we can pass your seat along.
To join us for our Friday night season kick-off and fundraiser, visit HERE for registration info.