Women’s Professional Workshop

A national professional development seminar and networking event for women working or interested in working in the snow and avalanche industries.

Join the Northwest Avalanche Center for a virtual workshop facilitated by over 20 female-identifying professionals nationwide from a range of snow and avalanche professions including guides, forecasters, ski patrol, educators, and non-profit staff. The event will feature a panel discussion, presentations, and breakout sessions divided by career interest.  This professional workshop is open to any female-identifying or non-binary person either working in or interested in working in the snow and avalanche industries no matter the stage in your career.


Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 5:00- 8:00pm (PST)
Cost: Free

Laying Tracks

Join Northwest Avalanche Center’s staff and learn the fundamentals around travel in the wintertime backcountry. Each workshop focuses on a skill that helps you build a travel plan and understand your resources for traveling in avalanche terrain. Workshops are dynamic and interactive, providing opportunities to ask all your questions of the professionals at NWAC.

Supported by

Monday, December 7, 6:30PM- 8:30PM Laying Tracks | Trip Planning & Prep: Identifying Gear and Resources for Winter


Tuesday, January 12, 6:30PM- 8:30PM Laying Tracks | Mountain Weather Forecasts: Using Weather Forecasts to Optimize Your Plan


Tuesday, February 9, 6:30PM- 8:30PM Laying Tracks | NWAC Forecast: Making the Most of an Avalanche Forecast


Tuesday, March 2, 6:30PM- 8:30PM Laying Tracks | Winter Navigation: Using Topos to Identify Avalanche Terrain and Snowpack Development

Member Webinars

These workshops are designed to help you hone the skills you have already developed through previous avalanche education and experience in the field. Each workshop with NWAC forecasters and professional partners will give you an inside look into how you can get the most out of our products and what resources you can be utilizing to travel more safely in the backcountry. Sessions are designed to be small, interactive experiences, with NWAC staff to get the latest in snow and avalanche research and updates at from your local avalanche center.

Supported by

Thursday, December 3, 6PM- 7:30PM Member Webinar | An Evening with NWAC


Thursday, January 21, 7PM- 8:30PM Member Webinar | Reimagining the NWAC Weather Forecast


Thursday, February 18, 7PM- 8:30PM Member Webinar | Applying Mapping Tools to Wintertime Travel


Thursday, March 18, 7PM- 8:30PM Member Webinar | NWAC Snowmobile Program


Thursday, April 15, 7PM- 8:30PM Member Webinar | Spring Backcountry Travel