The 2017/2018 snowpack was funky here in the Wasatch. It forced many of us to hit the road and explore new zones in search of pow and adventure. In that pursuit, we find ourselves in precarious situations at times due to new terrain and unknown snowpacks. This UAC discussion will be a 2 part where Andrew McLean, local legend & expedition skier, will be sharing some insights on how he assesses snowpack in new zones. Then the UAC will offer some knowledge on how to approach and read Avy forecasts in well-traveled zones such as the Tetons, the Pass, and Bozeman. Come join the discussion!
Andrew has been exploring and skiing in remote areas for over 2 decades, has worked as an avalanche forecaster for the UAC, and will share some of the lessons he has learned.
UAC Forecaster Greg Gagne has been a pro observer for the UAC for 20 years and has worked as a forecaster for the last 4 years. Greg makes numerous trips out of the Wasatch each season to ski and uses his experience for safe decision making in these zones. Greg will provide a forecasters perspective on decision making in a new zone.
This event is a UAC fundraiser where all proceeds will go to benefit the UAC.
Date: December 5
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Rocksteady Yoga, 4689 Holladay Blvd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117