Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Avalanche Awareness Event with Avalanche Experts and Backcountry Enthusiasts

The Flathead Avalanche Center, along with a number of partners, is hosting an evening avalanche safety awareness event at the Whitefish Moose Lodge on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The program will focus on decision making when traveling into avalanche country.

Program presenters include:

* Mark Dundas with Big Mountain Ski Patrol Inc.: “Backcountry around Whitefish Mountain Resort”

* Steve Burgland with Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol and Erich Peitzsch, Snow Scientist with USGS: “Recent Incidents”

* Seth Carbonari with USFS and the Flathead Avalanche Center (FAC): “Flathead Avalanche Center – A Resource for Decision Making”

The event is the evening of February 19, 2013. The program will run from 6:30 to 8:00 with an opportunity to socialize from 8:00 to 9:00. The event is at the Whitefish Moose Lodge, 230 West 10th Street in Whitefish.

For additional information, visit the FAC website at or call the Flathead National Forest at 406-758-5204.

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