Last year, the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop sold out quickly. Submitted

Last year, the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop sold out quickly. Submitted

Avalanche workshop coming soon to Fernie

Submitted, EVSAW

Fernie will play host to the second annual CIL Explosives Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop presented by Teck on November 10, 2019. The event welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists for a day of collective discussion and presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics. Vendors and operators will also be on hand to demonstrate the latest in equipment and services to the public.

Guest speakers this year will include Snow Science Guru Bruce Jamieson, Meteorologist Dave Jones, Avalanche Canada South Rockies Field Team Lead Jen Coulter, Great Canadian Tours Forecaster and Operations Manager Steve Scott, the Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Patrol, and avalanche researcher Ann St. Clair.

The seminar serves as a lead-in for the International Snow Science Workshop taking place in Fernie October 4-9, 2020. Held bi-annually in North America and Europe, Fernie will find itself in the international spotlight as over 1000 snow science researchers and practitioners from across the globe unite here for seven days to share experiences and ideas, merging theory and practice.

The Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop will be held at the Fernie Community Centre with lunch and coffee available for purchase on-site. An apres social at the Curling Club will provide opportunities to network and meet new backcountry partners. Tickets are by advanced sales online. For more information on the event, to register or become a corporate partner, visit evsaw.com.