Southeast Alaska Snow and Avalanche Workshop scheduled for Dec. 11

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center’s Snow and Avalanche Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the Rockwell Ballroom. It costs $15 at the door, which opens at 5 p.m.

This year’s workshop features presentations from International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations mountain and ski guide Colin Zacharias; director of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center Wendy Wagner; associate professor of outdoor studies at Alaska Pacific University Eeva Latosuo; snow and avalanche forecaster at the Alaska Department of Transportation Andy Dietrick; retired National Weather Service science officer Carl Dierking; and Kensington Gold Mine snow and avalanche safety director Ron Simenhois.

Topics include decision-making, a forecaster’s perspective on assessing avalanches, how wind affects snow conditions, emerging technology and the Department of Transportation’s programs.

There will be door prizes from Eaglecrest, Foggy Mountain, Alaska Powder Descents, Patagonia and other sponsors.

For more information, contact Tom Mattice at tom.mattice@juneau.org.

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