November 4th, 2016 Schedule

9:00 – 9:05      Opening remarks

9:05 – 9:25    Highlights from the 2016
ISSW, Breckenridge, CO
Eeva Latosuo, Alaska Pacific University and Alaska Avalanche School

9:25 – 10:10  NASA Citizen Snow Science Project: Remote sensing snow
variability in complex terrain in Southcentral Alaska

Gabriel Wolken, Alaska Div. of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

10:10 – 10:30   Morning break (Coffee by Kaladi Brothers and goodies by Fire Island Bakery)

10:30 – 10:50  
Vapor Transport in Wet Avalanche Debris Pertaining to Search and
Rescue Dogs

Jocelyn Cramer,  Alaska Pacific University

10:50 – 11:10  Alyeska Resort and the 2015/16 Glide Avalanche Cycle
Scott Hilliard, Alyeska Resort Snow Safety Director

11:10 – 11:45  Expert Intuition, Uncertainty and Pattern Recognition
Drew Hardesty, Utah Avalanche Center

11:50 – 12:45     Lunch break (Pizza donated by Moose’s Tooth)

12:45 – 1:20    AAA – The New 2017-18 Pro/Rec Avalanche Education Split Update
Matt Schonwald, American Avalanche Association Professional Training Coordinator

1:20 – 1:50    Top NWS tools for sussing out snow conditions and how they
are produced

Sam Albanese, National Weather Service

1:50 – 2:10   Tinder for Mentors: Examining the Prevalence and Value of
Mentorship Relationships Amongst Avalanche in the United States

Aleph Johnston-Bloom, Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center

2:10 – 2:45      Afternoon break (Goodies donated by Fire Island Bakery)

2:45 – 3:10    Historical accident patterns and large events in the Eastern
Alaska Range

Conrad Chapman, Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center

3:10 – 3:35     Overview of the TGR safety program and Mountain Safety Logistics
Kent Scheler, co-founder Mountain Safety Logistics
Ted Purdy, co-founder Mountain Safety Logistics

3:35 – 4:25     Freedom and Anarchy in the Backcountry
Drew Hardesty, Utah Avalanche Center

4:25 – 4:30       Closing remarks

4:45 – 7:00       Beer social!!  Held at the Alaska Avalanche School – 1025 Orca
Street #1N  (Beer donated by Midnight Sun Brewing)