Tickets on Sale Now for 3rd Annual WYSAW

Teton County Search and Rescue and Backcountry Zero are pleased to present the 3rd Annual Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 8:30am - 5:00pm at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming. An after-party will follow at Snake River Brewery. Purchase tickets online HERE.

WYSAW is a full day educational workshop for snow and avalanche professionals and recreational backcountry users. The event includes a series of presentations and a panel discussion that provide attendees with an opportunity to engage in conversations about risk management, terrain evaluation, snowpack considerations and more while traveling in avalanche terrain. 

2017 Speakers and Presenters

Keynote - Knox Williams:  Trends in Avalanche Accidents: A Close Look at the Tetons

Mark Newcomb: Risk and Life Perspectives - How It Changes Over Time

Lisa Van Sciver: Risk and Life Perspectives - How It Changes Over Place
(Risk management contrasts as guide, forecaster, patroller, skier)

Kevin Grove: Distractions with Decision Making 

Don Sharaf vs. Dave Wewer: Have Checklists Gone Too Far?

Simon Trautman: Professional vs Recreational Skiing in Avalanche Terrain

Liam Bailey: The Elephant in the Room

Jamie Musnicki/Simon Trautman: AAA/NAC 

Bob Comey: BTNF Avalanche Center Year in Review

Brian Gorsage: WYDOT Year in Review

Lindsey Mann/Keely: Youth in the Backcountry

Panel Discussion led by Matt Hansen: Youth and Media

Stephanie Thomas: Backcountry Zero: Next Steps in Research, Design and Technology