Are you looking for something to do as you wait for the snowpack to get deeper this November, and psyched on weather or avalanche forecasting, or want to become the go-to guru for all your friends wanting to know if they should go on their planned mission or not? Well…you might want to look into signing up for the Winter Weather Forecasting Course offered by the American Avalanche Institute. The course is 2 1/2 days (20 hours), runs from November 12-14th and is probably the best of its kind in the US and focuses on the season that we all love so much…WINTER!!!
In this course….learn what all this mumbo-jumbo means.
Course instructors are Jackson locals, Jim Woodmencey and Jamie Yount, well known for their vast knowledge of what’s going on up in the sky. Jim is the brains behind MountainWeather.com and is often called on by satellite phone to give weather forecasts to expeditions all over the world, including the Himalayas. Jamie is the Avalanche Technician for WYDOT on Teton Pass and Snake River Canyon, and pretty much decides whether to keep the road open or not, shoot bombs or throw charges, or just let it be up there and let the ski-bums have at it. Both are highly skilled and trained professionals who are certainly not new to the world of winter weather forecasting and looked highly upon by the Jackson community.
I’ve heard that some people are already signed up for this class, so you better act quickly if you are interested in becoming a pro in the world of avalanche and weather forecasting. For more information, please click HERE.