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Going Deep: An Evening with NWAC

  • Mountain Shop 2975 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)
A remotely triggered wind slab under Chair Peak on 12/23. Observer Jeremy Allyn elected to forego the descent to Snow Lake. Photo by Kurt Hicks

A remotely triggered wind slab under Chair Peak on 12/23. Observer Jeremy Allyn elected to forego the descent to Snow Lake. Photo by Kurt Hicks

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.

Panelists include:

  • Scott Schell (Executive Director)

  • Cheri Higman (Education & Outreach Manager)

  • Paul Taylor (Regional Ambassador)

The evening is a fundraiser for NWAC and will include a bucketed raffle and a golden ticket raffle. C'mon out and help us keep NWAC operating for the year!

Earlier Event: November 12
Realization
Later Event: November 13
Intro to Ice & Mixed Climbing: Women