The Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop is a conference to bring together snow professionals.  In the spirit of the International Snow Science Workshop, the intention is a merging of theory and practice to facilitate professional development in our community.

Above: 2017 SAAW! From upper right clockwise: Melis Coady discussing Mountain Medicine, Jaime Andersen talking about Strategic Shoveling, Henry Munter sharing his perspective on Terrain Bias and guest speaker Ethan Greene, Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, presenting on Deep Slab Instabilities. 

This event is organized by several individuals along with the Alaska Avalanche School, Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center, Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, and Alaska Pacific University. It is partially funded through a generous grant from the American Avalanche Association. SAAW Organizing Committee members are: Melis Coady, Andrew Schauer, Katreen Wikstrom-Jones, Rich Peterson, Jeff Bristow, Emma Walker, Monica Keim, and Wendy Wagner.

Contact us at:  info@akavalancheworkshop.org

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