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Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop
The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center, Alaska Avalanche School, and the American Avalanche Association are happy to host a virtual gathering of snow professionals for an afternoon of learning, presentations, and discussion.

Your ticket includes a Zoom Webinar link for the day's proceedings including presentations by Mike Janes, Laura Maguire, Mike Buck, and Joe Stock. Also, if you show your ticket confirmation email at local shops you may qualify for special in-store discounts. More information will be provided on your ticket.

We would like to thank our top tier event sponsors: Blue&Gold AK, MammutUS, and Backcountry Access!

Nov 6, 2020 02:00 PM in Alaska

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Speakers

Mike Janes
Lead Avalanche Forecaster @Alaska Electric Light & Power
Mike Janes is the Lead Avalanche Forecaster at Alaska Electric Light & Power in Juneau, Alaska. He teaches Recreational and Pro courses for the Alaska Avalanche School and is an avalanche and wilderness search dog handler with his dog Otis.
Mike Buck & Joe Stock
Avalanche Educators and Guides @AAS & AGC
Mike has been a resident of Alaska since 1978. He spent 34 years in Valdez teaching at the local high school and running Keystone Adventures his raft guiding operation. He has also had extensive backcountry snowmachine experience guiding and coordinating the local Search and Rescue group. He has spent many years teaching backcountry snowmachine safety and avalanche safety to groups around the state including for Alaska Avalanche Information Center and Alaska Avalanche School. . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Stock is an internationally licensed Mountain Guide based in Anchorage, Alaska. For the past 35 years he’s been obsessed with a perpetual quest to understand avalanches. Joe is founder of Alaska Guide Collective and the author of The Alaska Factor, a guidebook for backcountry skiing in Southcentral Alaska.
Laura Maguire, PhD
Research Engineer
Laura is a Research Engineer who studies human performance in high risk/high consequence work. Her research interests lie in studying real work in the ‘natural laboratory’ of mountain environments to better understand the adaptation and resilience needed for working in conditions of uncertainty and change. She has a Master’s degree in Human Factors & Systems Safety and a PhD in Cognitive Systems Engineering from the Ohio State University and draws from 15 years of experience working in safety and risk management in industrial settings.