6th Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop

Friday, November 4 – International Mountain Equipment

5:00 – 7:30pm    ESAW 2016 Kickoff and Friends of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center fundraiser and social event at International Mountain Equipment, North Conway– Registration and Door Raffle-refreshments

Saturday, November 5 – Leura Hill Eastman Performing Art Center, Fryeburg Academy

7:30 – 8:15    Registration
8:15 – 8:30     Welcome, Introduction, & Housekeeping

Morning Session 1

8:30 – 9:15    Avalanche Danger Scales and How Forecaster’s Use them.
Simon Trautman- NAC-National Avalanche Scientist
9:15 – 9:55     Backcountry Skiing on Public Lands- The Creation of Legitimate and Sustainable Glades.
Helon Hoffer and Granite Backcountry Alliance’s Tyler Ray. White Mountain and Green Mountain National Forests

9:55 – 10:15 Break & Raffle

Morning Session 2

10:15 – 11:00    Personal Reflections-Making sense of our own close calls in avalanche terrain.
Jaime Musnicki, American Avalanche Association, Executive Director
11:00 – 11:30    Risk, Rewards, and the Balancing of Mountain Experiences and Goals.
Jon Miller, Doggy Down Films
11:30 – 12:00    Dallas Glass-AIARE

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch & Raffle

Afternoon Session 1- Panel Discussion

1:15 – 2:15    Avalanche Education in the United States- Where are we and where are we going.
Round Table Moderator—Frank Carus, Mount Washington Avalanche Center
Participants— Jaime Musnicki, Jeff Lane, Simon Trautman, Dallas Glass
2:15 – 2:30           American Avalanche Association- Recreation and Professional Education Tracks.
Jaime Musnicki, American Avalanche Association, Executive Director

2:30 – 2:50 Break & Raffle

Afternoon Session 2

2:50 – 3:30    Forecasting Avalanche Danger in Inherently Dangerous Terrain.
Frank Carus- Mount Washington Avalanche Center
3:30 – 3:50    National Avalanche Center- What are we doing now?
Simon Trautman- NAC-National Avalanche Scientist
3:50 – 4:30    Reflecting on a Life with Avalanches and Keeping People on Top.
Christopher Joosen, Mount Washington Avalanche Center-Emeritus

4:30 – 6:30    Post-ESAW Social and Avalanche Vendor Booths