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WYSAW - Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop

  • Center for the Arts 265 South Cache Street Jackson, WY, 83001 United States (map)

The 2nd Annual WYSAW will be held on Saturday, October 29th at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming. 

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. A vendor and partner showcase will have products, technology and services to provide additional educational and opportunities.

Doors open at 8:15am and our first speaker kicks off at 8:45am. The workshop wraps up at 5pm and the after-party at Snake River Brewery will run from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Registration for the event is $40 and includes coffee, snacks, lunch plus, world class speakers and a swag bag from our sponsors. To register visit: https://tcsar.wufoo.com/forms/p1owgfde1l1kg0b/. View the complete schedule below.

Purchase raffle tickets online HERE! Raffle prizes include gear, gift certificates and other great prizes from over 30 vendors.  (Need not be present to win.)

2016 WYSAW Schedule:
8:15 - Doors Open
8:40 - 9:00 - Opening Remarks by Lynne Wolfe, Stephanie Thomas and Susan Durfee
9:00 - 9:30 - Blase Reardon: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
9:35 - 10:20 - Roger Atkins, Keynote: How Did You Know It Was Safe to Ski There?
10:20 - 10:40 - Break
10:45 - 11:15 - Iain Stewart-Patterson: Avoiding the Illusion of Validity #nothingbadhappened
11:20 - 12:00 - Doug Krause: Parsing Teamwork
12:05 - 12:15 - Matt Schonwald: American Avalanche Association Review
12:20 - 1:15 - Lunch by Pica’s Mexican Taqueria
1:20 - 1:35 - Don Sharaf: ISSW Update
1:40 - 2:00 - Bob Comey: Bridger Teton Avalanche Center Year in Review
2:05 - 2:35 - Ned Bair: The Role of Collapse in Avalanche Release
2:40 - 3:00 - Emery Rheam: Teenagers in the Backcountry - A Study of Use and Education
3:00 - 3:20 - Break
3:25 - 3:45 - Stephanie Thomas: Backcountry Zero Update
3:50 - 4:05 - Drew Hardesty: Shame
4:05 - 4:15 - Elizabeth Lamphere: Love Lost in Loveland
4:15 - 5:00 - Matt Hansen: Snow Safety in the Media - A Panel Discussion
5:00 - 5:15 - Closing
5:30 - 7:00 - After-party and raffle at Snake River Brewing

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Earlier Event: September 10
Old Bill's Fun Run
Later Event: November 16
Avalanche Rescue and Survival Workshop