With the season’s first significant snowfall blanketing the Northern Rockies, skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers are gearing up for winter. However Teton County Search and Rescue says getting ready for ski season is about more than just waxing the boards and buying new boots. It’s about being in the proper mindset to make good decisions in the mountains. For the last five years, that’s been the guiding principle behind the Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop conducted by the Search and Rescue Foundation. The Fifth Annual WYSAW coming up this month seeks to enlighten and build awareness about backcountry safety in a relaxed, accessible atmosphere. The workshop includes two events: a Pro Industry Workshop, catering to professionals in the field October 25th, and the main event intended for all audiences on October 26th. Both events will be held at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson, Wyo. Tickets are $30 and are good for both days, and include free lunch, goodie bags, and an after-party with beer and raffle prizes.