November 12-14, 2020

Our 2020 Schedule is live! Click the link below to preview our sessions.                       


THANK YOU all for such an awesome NRSAW 2020!

We are excited to release the recordings of our 2020 Northern Rockies Snow and Avalanche Workshop.

Again, huge thanks to our incredible 2020 speakers for their time and expertise, and for their candor in sharing their experiences. We appreciate all who came out to virtually view our workshop, participate in the raffle, and show some love for our local Avalanche Center. For those just now able to tune in, we hope you enjoy this year's workshop as much as we have. We can't wait to see you next year!

Session 1

Dr. Jordy Hendrikx • Powder Arousal and the White Heat Project


Session 2

Dr. Pascal Haegeli • New insight into how recreationists use and understand avalanche forecasts


Session 3

Martina Halik • 
Managing Avalanche Risk Over a Multi-Week Ski Traverse: A Practitioners Experience

Also included in this recording is our post-adventure yoga session with Christiane Hinterman. Jump in ~60 minutes in to get to Martina's session. 

Session 4

and Death in the Silver Mountain Avalanche Accident •  Rebecca Hurlen-Patano - Survivor, Ken Scott - Survivor, Jeff Thompson - Rescue Leader


Corporate Sponsors

If you are interested in corporate sponsorship for NRSAW and the 2020/2021 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.



About the Event

Now in its 10th 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. This year we are moving the event online out to support the health and wellbeing of our community members and constituents. We'll miss seeing everyone in person but are so excited about the opportunity to reach others in the region who haven't been able to attend to date. 

2020 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

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