November 4th, 2022 from 9am – 4:30pm


9:00 – 9:10  Opening remarks

9:10 – 9:30  American Avalanche Association (A3) Update 
                   Jayne Thompson Nolan, A3 Executive Director

9:30 – 10:00  Avalanche Transceiver Interference
                    Doug Latimer and Ivars Finvers, Alpine Club of Canada Lead Winter Guide

10:00 – 10:30  Change Your Lenses; Cultivating Intellectual Humility
                    Amy Pertuz, Silverton Mountain Ski Patrol, Guide, Avalanche Forecaster

10:30 – 10:45  Morning Break

10:45 – 11:15  A Pattern of Deep Persistent Slabs in the Washington Cascades, and Decision Making Strategies for Them
                    Matt Primomo, Northwest Avalanche Center

11:15 – 11:45  Avalanche modeling for Door 4 RACS placements
                    Matt McKee, Alaska Railroad Avalanche Program
                    Katreen Wickstrom-Jones, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

11:45 – 12:15  Automated Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) Mapping
                     John Sykes, Chugach NF Avalanche Center and Simon-Fraser University

12:15 – 1:15  Lunch Break (pizza and snacks provided downstairs)

1:15 – 1:45  A case study of the Hatcher Pass 2022 Valentine’s Storm Cycle         
                   Allie Barker, Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center
                   Kyle Van Peursem, NWS Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center in Anchorage

1:45 – 2:15  The Story of the Hiland Road Avalanche
                   Trip Kinney, Arctic Valley Ski Patrol

2:15 – 2:45  An Analysis of a Close Call on Eddie’s Ridge
                   Mike Welch, Chugach Powder Guides, Alyeska Ski Patrol, Sundog Ski Guides
    George Creighton, Chugach Powder Guides and Alaska Avalanche School

2:45 – 3:00  Afternoon Break

3:00 – 3:30  NWS Season Outlook/ Avalanche Fx products
                   Carson Jones, National Weather Service

3:30 – 3:45  Community Snow Observations
                    Gabe Wolken, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys and Climate Adaptation Science Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

3:45 – 4:15   Updates from Avalanche Centers in Alaska
                   Hatcher Pass, Valdez, Haines, Coastal Alaska, Cordova, Eastern Alaska Range, Chugach National Forest

4:15 -4:20  Closing comments

4:20 – 5:30  Social Hour! Join us for a well earned post workshop beverage downstairs.   
               Sponsored by the Girdwood Brewing Company – thanks guys!