Elk Valley Snow & Avalanche Workshop
Fernie will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists in a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics. Vendors and operators will also be on hand demonstrating the latest in equipment and services to public.
The seminar serves as a lead-in for the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) taking place in Fernie, October 4-9th, 2020. Held bi-annually in North America and Europe, Fernie will find itself in the world-spotlight as over 1000 snow science researchers and practitioners from across the globe unite here for seven days to share experiences and ideas, merging theory and practice.
The Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop will be held from 10am to 4pm within Traynor Hall at the Fernie High School with lunch and coffee available for purchase. An apres social at the Cast Iron Grill, located at the Fernie Golf Club,from 4:30-6pm will provide opportunities to network and meet new backcountry partners.