Laying Tracks

Join Northwest Avalanche Center’s staff and learn the fundamentals around travel in the wintertime backcountry. Each week 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.

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Dates: Wednesday nights from 1/11/23-2/1/23

Cost: $80 (NWAC members receive a 20% discount)

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.

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Member Webinars will not be running for the 2022/23 season. Please check back next year!


The Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop

Join the Northwest Avalanche Center for a day of learning and take the next step in your backcountry education. At the Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (NSAW) you’ll hear from leading avalanche practitioners and researchers as they present on avalanche safety, mountain stories, and technical innovations. Everyone, regardless of their experience, will walk away with new tools for the backcountry. 

This year, we are excited to offer both an in-person and virtual attendance option. We hope this allows for our entire community to enjoy this event. 

Dates: October 16th, 8 am – 5 pm

Location: Town Hall Seattle

Cost: $30 In-person | $20 Online

NWAC members get 20% off tickets and ticket prices go up on October 1st!