mountain weather workshop
Mountain Weather Workshop

Mountain Weather Workshop

Regular price $600.00

October 6-7 2022

This 2 day course is designed for avalanche practitioners and avid recreational backcountry users. Anyone interested in mountain weather phenomena is welcome to attend, and no previous meteorological education is required.

Public safety and transportation professionals are also encouraged to take this course in order to help them understand mountain weather systems and the resources available. 

Participants will interact with experienced weather forecasters and work in small groups to generate and present their own forecasts. A laptop computer with wireless capability is required.

Students receive: 

  • Mountain Weather Workbook
  • Online access to course work
  • Mountain weather resource list

The course will run daily from 8AM to 5PM, with a lunch break. Morning sessions will provide a basic understanding of meteorological principles applied to weather in mountainous areas. Afternoon sessions will focus on using publicly available weather information to create a local forecast. More information will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of the workshop.

This course is taught by Jim Woodmency who is a well know mountain weather meteorologist and instructor. You can check out his work at

Why choose us?

SAS is a laboratory of best practice. As the nation's longest running avalanche education provider, we take great pride in developing new ways forward; testing and employing approaches and strategies in our courses and operations, training future generations of snow pros and annually participating in national/international efforts to continuously refine the tools, technologies, tactics and techniques of avalanche education, snow safety and rescue. The School that introduced the US to avalanche training in the 20th century, continues to lead what avy ed looks like in the 21st century.