WNDR Rendezvous: Backcountry Safety & Avalanche Awareness
The WNDR Rendezvous workshops were designed and developed by professional avalanche educators and backcountry guides to increase your awareness, hazard and personal risk management skills.
Friends of WNDR Sean Zimmerman-Wall and Harrison Brickman are teaming up to lead these one-day backcountry safety and avalanche awareness events. Sean's background as a professional avalanche educator and Harrison's experience as a certified ski guide represent an ideal combo to provide unique perspectives to set you up for success this winter.
• Avalanche Awareness Session 1: December 11, 2020
• Avalanche Awareness Session 2: December 14, 2020
• Risk Management Awareness Session 3: December 18, 2020
HOW TO QUALIFY
• Any purchase of 20/21 skis
• Enrollment deadline: November 1st, 2020
In your order notes, tell us which event you’d like to join. We’ll follow up with a personal invite via email in the following days. Questions call us at 801-415-1815 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sessions 1 & 2: No qualifications necessary.
• Session 3: Requires basic understanding of avalanche safety.
Each session will focus on providing useful risk management strategies, travel techniques, and avalanche rescue insights from practitioners with thousands of hours spent operating in backcountry terrain. Additional leadership will be provided by Friends of WNDR Pep Fujas, Jack Stauss, Matt Sterbenz, and Xan Marshland.
Participants will be invited to a short webinar in the days leading up to the main event. This virtual meeting will cover necessary gear, a brief terrain overview and anticipated routes, as well as additional info to ensure everyone shows up to the trailhead ready to go.
Field sessions will start with an overview of avalanche rescue protocols and review of the avalanche forecast for the day. From there, the groups will head for the hills to get hands-on with topics like ski touring efficiency, route management, and backcountry travel etiquette. The day will finish with a group debrief session followed by a quick Q&A from the FOW ambassador team.
We look forward to connecting with the WNDR ski touring community and hope to offer some practical tips that make every WNDR skier’s backcountry outing safe and enjoyable. See you at the Rendezvous!