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Free Avalanche Awareness Workshop 2023
Myths, Reality, and Tools

When: Dec. 7, 2023 7:00 pm
Where: Bengal Cafe, Idaho State University
What: An evening of presentations, stories, and education about the avalanches in the Portnuef range. Presenters from the Pebble Creek Ski Patrol and from the backcountry ski and snowboard community will be sharing information about avalanche risk, red flags, rescue, first aid, decision making and first hand accounts of avalanche events from the 2022-2023 winter.
Who: Luke Nelson-Ski Patrol, Pebble Creek Ski Area; Sander Hadley-Professional Skier; Erin Spong-Professional Skier; Cody Nelson-Backcountry Snowboarder, Manager Barrie’s Ski and Sports; Kirsten Allen-Ski Patrol, Pebble Creek Ski Area; Griffin Jory-Ski Patrol, Pebble Creek Ski Area; AJ Weinhold-Ski Patrol, Pebble Creek Ski Area; Waylon Wade-Ski Patrol, Pebble Creek Ski Area

Agenda:

  • 7:00 Welcome, Intro, Housekeeping - Luke Nelson
  • 7:05 Recipe for an Avalanche - Griffin Jory
  • 7:25 Equipment for Avalanche Terrain - Kirsten Allen
  • 7:45 Companion Rescue - Waylon Wade
  • 8:00 Avalanche First Aid - AJ Weinhold
  • 8:15 Avalanche Case Study - Erin Spong and Sander Hadley
  • 8:35 Avalanche Case Study - Cody Nelson
  • 8:55 Organized Rescue, Wrap up, and Closing Remarks - Luke Nelson