Bend Snow & Avalanche Workshop

Sat Nov 13 2021 at 04:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Wille Hall | Bend

Central Oregon Avalanche Center
Publisher/HostCentral Oregon Avalanche Center
Bend Snow & Avalanche Workshop The Bend Snow & Avalanche Workshop presented by the American Avalanche Association is the fourth annual gathering of snow and avalanche experts in Central Oregon. Join the Central Oregon Avalanche Center on the Central Oregon Community College campus for a full day of speakers from around the country touching on topics from risk and decision making to traveling safely through the backcountry to snow science and human factors. Presentations will benefit all experience levels and attendees will gain new tools and knowledge beneficial to traveling safely and having fun in the backcountry!
We are having a limited capacity in-person (100 people) event in Wille Hall with a livestream option as well. We strongly encourage that those who choose to attend this event in-person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are unvaccinated, we kindly ask that you choose the livestream version of this program to help us ensure the health and safety of our community. Masks are required at the in-person event.
Big thanks to the American Avalanche Association, Mt Bachelor, Oregon Ski Guides, Mountain Supply, ORTOVOX, LOGE and Central Oregon Community College for supporting this event!
Speaker Schedule:
8:30-8:35am Welcome and Orientation
8:35-9:00am David Hill: Pacific Northwest Snowpack: What’s Changing and How do we Know?
9:00-9:25am Jenna Malone: Betting Your Life: Why Avalanche Forecasting is Poker, Not Chess
9:25-9:50 Jake Hutchinson: Left of Whoomph 3.0, Looking Deeper Into Situational Awareness in Avalanche Terrain
9:50-10:05am BREAK
10:05-10:30am Victor McNeil: A Brief History of the Wallowa Avalanche Center
10:30-10:55am Lisa Christensen: Operational Risk Management - Applying Lessons From the Air to the Ground
10:55-11:05am Jane Thompson Nolan: American Avalanche Association Overview
11:05-11:20am BREAK
11:20-11:45pm Eeva Latosuo: Where do you want to go and with whom? Exploring backcountry travelers’ choices.
11:45-12:10pm Bruce Jamieson: Communicating Avalanche Likelihood and Probability (authors: Bruce Jamieson, Scott Thumlert, Grant Statham)
12:10-12:50pm Kevin Grove & Paul Deigel: The Avalanche Forecast Quiz Project
12:50-1pm Wrap Up
Willie Hall at COCC: 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Event will be live streamed and available 24 hours after the end of the event to both virtual and in-person ticket holders.
Virtual tickets are free to COCC students. Please email [email protected] for more information.
** In advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, call 541.383.7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Disability Services at 541.383.7583.

Event Venue

Wille Hall, Bend, OR 97703, Bend


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