Event Schedule

Webinar - Backcountry Snow Sense and Planning Series - November 2022


Day 1: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Day 2: Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Day 3: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Day 4: Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Day 5: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
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Location: Online Eastern Webinar (link in confirmation) (Access links will be provided to each registrant in e-mail confirmation. Unpaid/unverified webinar reservations will be removed. - Links)

Event Code: 323CC1108A

Available Registration Packages (click for more info):
All 5 Webinars:
- Cost: $120.00
- CEUs: 6

Event Prerequisite(s): None

Registration Closes: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 3:59 pm ET

This is a highlighted event that is anticipated to be very popular.


Online Registration: CLOSED

Offline Registration: Please call the Eastern office (518) 452-6095 during regular hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm EST.


Course Description:

The first event in the Backcountry Accreditation, Snow Sense and Planning, is currently offered in a five-part webinar series.

This course covers the following topics.

  1. Avalanche Awareness: Weather, Snowpack, Terrain, Aspect
  2. Safe Travel and Rescue: Transceiver, Probe, Shovel, Route decisions, Reading snowpack
  3. Snow Analysis: Hasty, analysis along the route, Pit analysis, Pit tools and reporting, Physics and chemistry of snowpack>
  4. Orienteering: Bearing/check, Pace, Reading features, maps, Triangulation, GPS and phone
  5. Equipment/Clothing/Fuel-H2O/Athleticism: Discipline equipment, Skinning and equipment, Moisture management, Endurance pacing and ability

Participants must attend all five webinars and fulfill the assigned assessments to receive six continuing education credits.

+ On snow session (check calendar https://psia-e.org/ev/schedule/ for dates/locations)

+ Participants must download and print this map for work in Session 4: https://psia-e.org/download/ed/TopoMapMWF.pdf

+ Participants will need to have used of a simple backcountry compass, also for work in Session 4.




ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES:


IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL from a 1-DAY EVENT:

  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $25.00 fee

  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL from a MULTI-DAY EVENT:

  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $50.00 fee


  • Notice to the office must be made no later than 4:30pm on last business day before the event.

    IF YOU DO NOT SHOW AT YOUR EVENT AND DO NOT CONTACT US by 4:30pm on last business day before the event: No refund.

    IF YOUR CHECK IS RETURNED TO US: Checks returned for insufficient funds will not be redeposited. The registration will be voided unless such checks or charges are replaced by certified check, money order or cash prior to the event. For returned checks, this must include a processing charge of $25.00.



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    All 5 Webinars

    Package Price: $120.00

    CEUs: 6

    Event Prerequisite(s): None

    Registration Closes Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 3:59 pm ET

    Package Description: Participants must attend all five webinars and fulfill the assigned assessments to receive six continuing education credits.

    This package includes each of the following sections.

    All Webinars (Includes the following):
    - Webinar - Session 1
         November 8, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
    - Webinar - Session 2
         November 10, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
    - Webinar - Session 3
         November 15, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
    - Webinar - Session 4
         November 17, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
    - Webinar - Session 5
         November 22, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET




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