Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Northwest Snow and Avalanche Summit

The Northwest Snow and Avalanche Summit is back in Seattle, and Karhu is proud to support this year's event and great line-up of guest speakers. If you're a backcountry skier in the Pacific Northwest, NSAS is a great way to support the avalanche forecasting of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC) and to keep the risks in mind and in perspective as we start the backcountry ski season.

Northwest Snow and Avalanche Summit
What: A development seminar for outdoor professionals and an education opportunity for backcountry skiers and snowboarders.
When: Saturday, Nov 8th. Registration runs from 8-9am, and NSAS runs from 9am-4pm.
Where: The Epiphany School, 3710 East Howell, Seattle, WA 98122

Details: The Northwest Snow and Avalanche Summit is a full day of snow- and avalanche-related topics with speakers such as Lowell Skoog, Martin Volkken, and Sam Kavanaugh of the avalanche awareness video "A Dozen More Turns". Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear some great speakers talk about interesting, relevant, and educational topics. The cost is $25.00, either through online registration ahead of time, or by cash/check at the door. NSAS is limited to the first 250 registered participants only, so please pre-register if you plan to come.

To register go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/44301

NSAS Speakers:
Garth Ferber – NWAC forecasts: Scientific call or crystal ball?
Don Sharaf – Stability tests: An explanation of various stability tests and their strengths and weaknesses in application.
Martin Volkken – The interplay between likelihood and consequence and motivation and risk
PANEL – Decision-making in high risk environments - perspectives from guiding, highways, and ski areas. Speakers include Craig Wilbour, Margaret Wheeler, Sky Sjue.
Tom Murphy – Decision-making in high-risk environments
Lowell Skoog – Safety and success on a Cascade high route
Sam Kavanaugh – A Dozen More Turns, a story of lessons learned. The film is online here: http://revver.com/video/310519/a-dozen-more-turns/, and will give you an idea of Sam’s perspective.

After attending NSAS, keep your day snow-centric and move on to the Tractor Tavern in Ballard at 8:00pm for SNOWBASH, The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center Fundraiser. With live music, cold beer, and raffle items for participants you will be sure to have a good time supporting a good cause. Must be 21, and donation of $25.00 for NWAC at the door. For information visit avalanchenw.org.

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