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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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

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


Thursday, December 17, 7PM- 8:30PM Member Webinar | Reimaging the NWAC Weather Forecast


Thursday, January 21, 7PM- 8:30PM Member Webinar | NWAC Weather Stations


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


Thursday, March 18, 7PM- 8:30PM Member Webinar | Snowmobiles


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