The annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop in Fryeburg Maine, has been scheduled and posted. Follow the link to ESAW.ORG, buy your tickets and join New Hampshire’s avalanche professionals for a one-day snow sciences seminar.
The “White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation” organizes the event every year. A portion of ESAW ticket sales goes to bringing snow science into to local middle school classrooms as well as supporting awareness classes designed to give middle school and high school teens time in the field and a foundation to start their avalanche education.
This season’s line-up of seminar speakers has been set. Ragged Mountain’s own Ski Patroller Sam Colbeck starts the seminar early in the morning. Mr. Colbeck is an Emeritus Researcher at the US Army’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). He will present a session on “Snow Metamorphism and Structure.”
Frank Carus, Avalanche Specialist and Director of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center will present a session on “The evolution of avalanche forecasting on Mount Washington.” Flying in from Colorado is Brian Lazar, the Deputy Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. He will present two sessions on the topic of “Avalanche Forecast Ratings and Avalanche Problem Types.” Other speakers presenting will be Eric Kelsey, Associate Research Professor at Plymouth State University and Ryan Matz, Avalanche Specialist at the Mount Washington Avalanche Center.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Elizabeth Burakowski, Research Assistant Professor, Earth Systems Research Center & Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire. Her topic will include “Regional Winter Climate Change Impacts and Citizen Science Snow Observations.” Several moderated panel discussions will be arranged covering avalanche-related issues. The event will end with an evening social reception.
Do your part to support the “White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation,” come out to the event, hang out with avalanche professional. Be a part of the cutting edge of avalanche snow science education…