Join the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies February 12-14, 2014 for a 2.5 day professional development opportunity just for Colorado Water Managers

This workshop will highlight, in a mixture of classroom discussion and hands-on field sessions:

  • Review of Colorado’s snow climatology, snowpack formation, and snowmelt processes
  • Discussion of recent snow and climate literature including dust-on-snow
  • Site visits to and discussions about snow and weather monitoring systems, issues
  • Snowpack, weather, and climate data sources, interpretation and application issues

The workshop will be conducted by Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies staff at its Silverton office and at the Senator Beck Basin Study Area and nearby Snotel and snow course sites.  The workshop will entail over-snow travel at 11,000’ on snowshoes or skis (must have climbing skins) over short distances (up to 20 minutes) and some small hills.  CSAS will provide the technical snow science equipment but participants should bring suitable over-snow equipment and a selection of warm clothing, especially footwear.   No avalanche safety equipment required.

Fee:  $500 (not including meals or lodging).  Some partial scholarships may be available.

Class size: this workshop is limited to ten participants.  To inquire or register, contact Kim Buck at the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies at


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