5th annual MSU Snow and Avalanche Workshop
- Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom A - view map
Join us at the 5th annual MSU Snow and Avalanche Workshop for an evening of thinking about how we interact with snow, terrain, and our own decisions. This year’s theme is "Knowing Snow, Knowing Yourself."
This year’s event is aimed at merging our knowledge of the forecast and conditions with our personal choices. Our main speaker is Nate Furman from the University of Utah. Nate, an AMGA-certified Rock Guide and Assistant Alpine Guide, will lead us in a discussion of leadership, risk, and consequences titled: "Heuristics Aren’t a Dirty Word: Adding Color and Context to a Misunderstood Concept."
Next up will be an interactive exercise using a forecast, weather, terrain information and asking you to make a series of decisions. We will ask you to record them anonymously via an easy to use mobile voting tool. Please bring your cell phone. We will then examine the results. The debrief will be led by Doug Chabot, director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
- 5-6 pm Social hour – Visit with vendors, sign up for an avalanche class, buy raffle tickets, light snacks provided.
- 6-9 pm - Speakers and Discussion (Raffle prize giveaways throughout!)
THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR THE MSU AND BOZEMAN COMMUNITY