November 11 & 13, 2021


Huge thanks to everyone who supported the Flathead Avlanche Center and Friends of the FAC through your participation in the 2021 Northern Rockies Snow and Avalanche workshop! We were blown away by this year's speakers. So many great topics and perspectives were shared throughout this year's workshop. Keep scrolling for the recordings, your gonna want to catch these! 

Update on SWAG Bags for registered attendees: These are packaged and heading out the door. They should be to you soon!

If you want to support the workshop and FAC/FOFAC's avalanche safety programs, click here to make a donation!





About the Event

Now in its 11th year, this annual workshop unites professional and novice backcountry users from a wide range of sports and professions. Traditionally this has been a one-day event full of booths, speakers, raffles, and a lot of winter stoke. The winter stoke will come in force, but we're keeping the event online out to support the health and wellbeing of our community. We are excited about this year's schedule and grateful to this amazing group of speakers showing up to educate us and share their stories. 

New this year, our friends at Teton Pass Ski Resort are giving a FREE ticket with all NRSAW registrations! We'll send that out along with some other sweet items from some of our sponsors following the workshop. 

For those who've voiced a desire for an in-person element to NRSAW, we have decided to proceed with an afterparty following the workshop at the Great Northern Bar in Whitefish. The American Avalanche Association (A3) and Snake River Brewing Company have your first beer covered and the first 100 who show up will get a custom A3 pint glass. Stick around for the Timber Rattlers who come on at 9:00. 
We strongly encourage anyone attending to be vaccinated and if you feel sick in any way, stay home. Many thanks from your fellow snow lovers. 

Corporate Sponsors

If you are interested in corporate sponsorship for NRSAW and the 2021/2022 field season, take a look at our Corporate Sponsorship Levels and Benefits and reach out to Emily Struss at to make your pledge or get additional information. 

We couldn't do this work without the support of our community and so grateful for the continued support from businesses and organizations from around the Flathead Valley. We have some exciting new benefits for our corporate sponsors.


2021 Planning Committee

Huge thanks to the Steering Committee, the Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center, workshop presenters, and sponsors.  This could not happen without you!

Committee Members: Amy Moore •  Blase Reardon • Cameron Johnson • Chelaine Keyser • Emily Struss • Dr. Erich Peitzsch • Jenny Cloutier • Kira Frye • Lloyd Morsett • Jeremy Primmer •  Zach Armstrong • Sarah Williams  

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