2017 Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop November 11, 2017

Everyone here is excited to hear that there was some icy mix in the mountains yesterday, so in honor of frozen precipitation we are announcing the official start of ESAW 2017.

We have the Laura Hill Eastman Auditorium booked for November 11, 2017! Same venue as last year.

We’re working on finalizing speakers, food, beer and snacks as well as Friday Night social and Sunday continuing education programs.

Stay tuned!


Friday Night Kick-off Social

The Friends of Tuckerman Ravine (FOTR) are working hard to line things up for the Friday Night Social at International Climbing Equipment in North Conway. To save time on Saturday we’re also doing early registration Friday night (pretty exciting) but we’ll also be showing some videos, debating the pros and cons of the latest avalanche gear and re-connecting with old friends. 

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Dinner Details announced

Grab your date, your wife, your friends or your mother and plan to attend this year’s Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop and Dinner. Speakers and panel discussions all day and then if that’s not enough you can register for a great dinner and listen to internationally known avalanche forecaster Rudi Mair as the keynote speaker. Here are the details.

Avalanche Awareness Dinner Schedule


Comments by Chris Joosen, lead snow ranger, Mt. Washington, NH


Welcome by Cindy Berlack and Laura Astle, mothers of Ronnie and Bryce, U.S. Ski Team members and avalanche victims


Eric Arvidsson, U.S Ski Team member, who was present at the fatal avalanche

Heidi Wyle, mountaineer and author of “Live Big,” a book about a 2003 Canadian avalanche disaster

Ann McLane Kuster, US Representative from New Hampshire, daughter of co-founder of Wildcat Ski Area, NH


7:20 – 8:00

Dinner Menu: Roasted, Stuffed Chicken Breast with all the trimmings, Chocolate Mousse

8 – 8:30

Keynote Speaker: Rudi Mair, director of Avalanche Warning Service in Tirol, Austria

 “Avalanches, their Mortal Danger, and Understanding Their Complexity?


2015 Agenda finalized

Speakers have been booked, plane tickets finalized and we are looking at a hot line up for this years ESAW. FOr teh details here’s a link to the agenda page.


If you haven’t registered by now, get on it space is filling up fast.