SAR – CWC – Backcountry Zero Present Avalanche Workshop

Teton County Search and Rescue, Backcountry Zero and Central Wyoming
College to Host 3rd Annual Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop (WYSAW) in
Jackson, Wyoming.



Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, Backcountry Zero and

Central Wyoming College have announced the 3rd annual WYSAW to be held on

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming. The

workshop will run from 8:30am – 5:00pm and features an excellent line-up of speakers

and 2 panel discussions. Doors will open at 8:15am for the event and attendees are

encouraged to arrive early.

“We are excited to host WYSAW for a third time for our community and the region,”

said Stephanie Thomas, Executive Director of TCSARF. “We feel it’s crucial to offer

opportunities for the community to build their skills and learn about backcountry safety.

Our local guides, outfitters, instructors, and backcountry users at-large have a wealth

of knowledge and we’re excited to build upon that. At the end of the day, it’s

incumbent upon all of us as backcountry users to make a habit of learning, practicing

our backcountry skills and striving to reduce risk wherever we can.”

The event will include a keynote by Knox Williams on trends in avalanche accidents

with a focus on the Teton region. Other prominent speakers include Lisa Van Sciver,

Simon Trautman, Liam Bailey and local mountaineer Mark Newcomb. This year’s event

will also include 2 speakers and a panel discussion on youth in the backcountry.

In addition to the educational speakers, approximately 20 backcountry equipment

vendors, industry pros, retailers and guides will be on hand to discuss the latest in

backcountry technology and offer opportunities for further training.

An after-party will be hosted at the Snake River Brewery from 5:30-7:00pm. WYSAW

attendees will receive free beer and apps while they last.

WYSAW is open to the public. Entry is $40 and includes a swag bag from sponsors,

coffee and snacks, lunch from Pica’s, access to all presentations and entrance to the

after-party. Students age 18 and under can attend the workshop for free. Please

contact to secure free student tickets prior to the event.

Tickets and a complete event schedule are available at

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