Date: December 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Our avalanche awareness lecture is by no means a replacement for an AIARE Level 1 avalanche course. It is great refresher for those already traveling in avalanche terrain, and a solid foundation for beginners to build upon. The lecture presents attendees an opportunity to explore more of what it means to travel in backcountry/avalanche terrain, the hazards, and why it can be so much fun. We'll talk about gear, terrain, snowpack and more.
Session # 2, Thursday, December 14th
Our second lecture of the season will be hosted by our friends at Red Rock Brewery in Kimball Junction. We’ll dive into the current snowpack for the season and how it forms, the different types of avalanches and how they behave, weather, seasonal trends, snow mapping, and the Pro/Rec split in avalanche education. National Weather Service (NWS) hydrologist, Brian McInerney, will also give his awesome presentation about current weather patterns in the Wasatch Mountains.
Huge thanks to Red Rock Brewery and Wasatch Brew Pub for hosting the lectures, providing snacks and supporting avalanche education. Please, make sure you come hungry and thirsty, and show these great local businesses some love! The Utah Avalanche Center will also be taking donations and sharing information at both lectures.
Register for FREE!!