2013 Final Speakers and Agenda Announced!

3nd Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop-ESAW2013 North Conway, New Hampshire 11/09/2013

0730 – 0815 Registration

0815 – 0830 Welcome, Introduction and Housekeeping – Kyle Tyler and Chris Joosen

0830 – 0915 Avoiding Avalanches Through Quality Weather Observations in the Field

                                         Rebecca E. Scholand, Mount Washington Observatory

0915 – 1000 Winter Use in Baxter State Park

                                         Ben Woodard Chief Ranger, Baxter Maine State Park and Bob Baribeau, Mahoosuc Search and Rescue

1000 – 1015 Break -1015 Raffle

1015 – 1100 Human Behavior at the Ski Area Boundary

                                         Doug Richmond, Bridger Bowl Ski Patrol Director

1100 – 1200 Short Sessions

                      Chic-Chocs Avalanche Bulletin: Behind the Scenes

                                        Julie LeBlanc, Haute Gaspesie Avalanche Center 15 min

                      Update on Eastern Man-Made Snow Avalanches

                                        Roger Damon, Army Colonel , Engineer, NSP Patrol Director, Pilot, Retired 15min

                      AvaTech-Changing the Game in Proactive Avalanche Safety

                                        Brint Markle, AvaTech 30 min

1200 – 1300 Lunch -1300 Raffle

1300 – 1345 The Two Stages of Wet Snow; the Basic Physics and Why We Care

                                        Sam Colbeck, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (Retired)

1345 – 1430 Uncertainty in Avalanche Decision Making

                                       Dale Atkins, Recco and American Avalanche Association President

1430 – 1445 Break – 1445 Raffle

1445 – 1530 Using “Avalanche Problem” Descriptors to Communicate Risk

                                       Tim Brown, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

1530 – 1630 Short Sessions

                      Meteorological Variability on Mount Washington-Theoretical and Practical Applications

                                      Jeff Lane, USFS Mount Washington AC and Cyrena Briedé Mount Washington Observatory 15min

                      Recco Avalanche Rescue System

                                      Dale Atkins, Recco and American Avalanche Association President 15 min

                      Bridger Bowl Avalanche Program and Operations

                                      Doug Richmond, Bridger Bowl Ski Patrol Director 30min

1630 Closing remarks and move to Social and Avalanche Vendor Booths Upstairs at International Mountain Equipment (IME)

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