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Winter is Coming: Avalanche Forecasting

  • Mountain Shop 1510 Northeast 37th Avenue Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)


Come out for this evening with the forecasters, snow observers, and educators of the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC).

What's the difference between high and considerable avalanche ratings? How can I apply the NWAC forecast to the slope I want to ski? How long should I wait after a storm before I ski? If you've ever asked yourself these questions—or any others about avalanches—come join us for an evening with our forecasters, field observers, and staff to hear how it all works. The first half of the evening will be a lecture focusing on how to make the most of the NWAC avalanche forecast. The second half will be a casual question-and-answer session. Please bring any and all questions about NWAC forecasts; how to use the forecasts; and questions about avalanches themselves.

Presenting this evening will be two forecasters, one observer, NWAC's Executive Director Scott Schell, and NWAC's Education & Operations Manager Forest McBrian.

This event is FREE to attend; but capacity is limited so get your tickets by clicking the ticket link above. We will be hosting a raffle to help raise funds for NWAC!


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