The Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop

Join the Northwest Avalanche Center for the fifteenth annual Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (NSAW). NSAW is the region’s largest gathering of snow and avalanche professionals and backcountry recreationists who work and travel in avalanche terrain. 

NSAW covers topics on recent scientific research, technical innovations, avalanche safety, and mountain experience. Talks will range from scholarly research to every day application; all attendees, regardless of experience, will walk away with new  tools for the backcountry. 


Date: October 13th, 18th, and 20th 2021
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $40

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: Spring 2022
Time: Please check back for event date and time!
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.

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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 2021/22 season. Please check back next year!