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  • Elk Valley Snow and Avalanche Workshop
  • Sunday • November 10, 2019
  • 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners.

A variety of research topics, case studies of past events and information on the latest snow safety gear will be presented.

As a lead-in for the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) to be held in Fernie, October 2020, the EVSAW will share a similar format with 30-minute presentations on a variety of snow and avalanche related topics.

  • Discover what the Avalanche Canada South Rockies Team learned from tricky conditions, avalanche incidents and near misses last season
  • Learn all about the "Fernie Factor" and how to predict your next powder day
  • Master medical care for avalanche survivors
  • Explore new digital tools for navigation


  • Bruce Jamieson: How risky is ski cutting?
  • David Jones: SpotWX and Models in the mountains - Tales of terror and seduction
  • Jennifer Coulter: That layer is still a player
  • Steve Scott: Sled Guiding in the BC Backcountry - Real talk
  • Anne St. Clair: How do recreationists use, understand and incorporate Avalanche Bulletin Information?
  • and Fernie Ski Patrol! 


9:30 AM: Doors Open
10 AM - NOON: Morning Presentations. Includes a 15-minute coffee break, bring your own mug!
12 - 12:30 PM: Lunch. Chilli on a bun (meat & vegetarian options available) for $12 cash
12:30 - 4 PM: Afternoon Presentations. Includes a 15-minute coffee break, bring your own mug!
4-6 PM: Apres Social at the Curling Club

EVSAW 2019 from EVSAW on Vimeo.


  • Earlybird registration now available ONLINE: $25
  • Limited space available
  • You must purchase a ticket for your registration to be valid
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  • Fernie Community Centre, Hwy #3, Fernie